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About-Face aims to provide women and girls with skills to critically examine media messages that affect their positive self-image. Their website is a one-stop shop for simple, direct, teen-friendly educational materials about female self-esteem and body image.
The Gallery of Winners, which collects positive media messages around female self-image, and The Gallery of Offenders, which contains examples of negative media messages. Most have "questions to consider," which could be starting points for discussion of media with teens.
A fact sheet that presents obesity as a complex issue, tied but not equivalent to health problems, and marketed by the media in a way that promotes body dissatisfaction and stigma.
A blog geared towards discussion of entertainment consumed by teens and young women, such as ABC's Huge and Twilight.
A list of ways for women to make changes to improve their self-esteem and empower themselves.
Resources for parents and teachers, including parenting techniques that foster the development of positive self-image and aim to prevent disordered eating.
Previous posts about portrayal of women in the media on Metafilter
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