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Media usage and self-objectification in young women

The mediating role of appearance comparisons in the relationship between media usage and self-objectification in young women From Psychology of Women Quarterly The media’s portrayal of women is often sexually objectifying because it focuses on women’s appearance rather than on … Continue reading

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Male politicians have “bigger heads” in more gender-equal cultures

Cultural Differences in Face-ism: Male Politicians Have Bigger Heads in More Gender-Equal Cultures From Psychology of Women Quarterly When it comes to analyzing gender stereotypes in the media, studies have shown that photographs of men focus on male faces while … Continue reading

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Fat talk exacerbates body image disturbance in young women

“If you’re fat, then i’m humongous!”: Frequency, content, and impact of fat talk among college women” From Psychology of Women Quarterly  College women who engage in “fat talk” (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) face … Continue reading

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