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Why Do Women Feel Pressure to Be Thin? Study Examines Internalization of Appearance Ideals Across Cultures
For women, the preference for thinness is pervasive across the Western world. But a new descriptive study found variability in how women in four different countries internalize messages about what their body should look like from the media, peers and family. “The bad news is that, across all of these cultures, the women reported high…