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Body and Culture

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How society and culture shape our body image
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The Blinkist Curators
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Our body image has an immense influence on our self-esteem, as well as our mental and physical health. Modern society and culture are hyper focused on perfection and beauty, standards that are wholly unachievable and in some cases detrimental to our health. People who delineate from the “ideal” body type are often met with rejection, prejudice, and discrimination. In these Blinks, you’ll learn why patriarchal and economic forces place unfair expectations on women's bodies, what it's like to live in a body that differs from western beauty standards, and what effects living in the age of the selfie has on our bodies and self-image.

Body and Culture

How society and culture shape our body image
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