Thursday, January 25, 2007

Girlpower--or why I wish I lived in Sweden

A while back someone e-mailed me about a health campaign out of Sweden called Girlpower. Tonight I was looking for the link, and came across a program by the same name, but out of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Eventually I found the one I was looking for. It's worth looking at, especially if you've ever had any body image issues (which unfortunately covers the vast majority of westernized women).

Not that I think stuff like this causes eating disorders. But it sure can trigger them among kids who are susceptible. And I know for myself that if you look at enough of this kind of image, the face and body you see in the mirror are always going to look inferior.

That's why I'd rather live in Sweden. It's no perfect society, but at least they're doing something right.

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