Vogue takes on media images of women

5 Dec

 

Clicking around youtube I found a video of an interview with Tyra Banks where she addresses the spring 2012 decision Vogue made to refuse to work with models who are underage or show signs of an eating disorder. Vogue has made this decision in order to show a more positive role model for young girls and promote healthy body image for women. I think this is a brilliant idea and shows that the media does pay attention to how it affects young women. In the video she makes a good point about how when young boys see a sports figure, they do not get upset they don’t look like their idols yet young women are constantly bombarded with images and messages that we need to look a certain way. I never thought of the media in this way but do you think there is a lot less pressure on males to look a certain way over females?

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3 Responses to “Vogue takes on media images of women”

  1. ellaparry December 6, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    At last someone is speaking out in protection of these young girls against the promotion of eating disorders! And who better than Tyra Banks, who has had a successful career in modelling and used her curves to her advantage.

    Please have a look at our blog on the accessibility of eating disorder websites to children and teenagers, and let us know what you think!

    http://ethicalangles.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/pro-ana-what-does-this-mean-to-you/

  2. christinacanuto December 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on Microscopic and commented:
    This is so inspiring. Tyra Banks is such a leader.

  3. maliakmanor December 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I really enjoyed this. I hate looking at models who are so incredibly skinny. they just look disgusting. You can tell Tyra really cares about this, especially by how she nearly stumbles over her words. That’s how I get too.

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