‘Women’s magazines are masters at creating those hysterical ‘problems’ they claim to teach their readers to ‘fix’ and thus profit from in the meantime. And, as time goes on, the list of fabricated defects of the female body becomes increasingly ludicrous as new problems are conjured up in order that reams of copy can be spun teaching us how to diet…

The Miss Representation campaign revealed… the number-one ‘magic wish’ for young girls aged 11-17 is to be thinner.’


Girls as young as 5 are worrying about their weight.
UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on body image (APPG) report, 2012.By the age of 14 half of girls have been on a diet to change their shape.
UK APPG report, 2012.


Year 7-8, it’s really common not eating, but when you get to 14-18 it’s more diet pills and exercising all the time.

I don’t think I know any girls who don’t have some sort of self esteem or body-image issues. I have about 6 friends with eating disorders… it’s so common.

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