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Skinny and overweight
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Fifty percent of girls ages 11-13 see themselves as overweight. I bet many see themselves as overweight because of what the media think is beautiful. This idea of a skinny person being beautiful has been engraved on our brains since we were born.

For example, a lot of girls own a Barbie, even 20 Barbies. They have been looking at images of skinny girls their whole lives, and as they grow older, it just gets worse and worse.

As a country, we need to work on making young girls more confident about themselves by featuring healthy-looking girls in the media.

Emma Dobkin

Salt Lake City

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