Body image continues to be a sensitive topic. It breaks my heart to see some of the things I see on Facebook about what people say to each other; and yet I don’t think not being free to talk about it at all is healthy either. Please, can we just be kind and honest?
Some people have been wounded by messages from their parents; others from teachers, babysitters, relatives, or “friends”. And then there’s popular media.
Much has been made of media influence on self-image. It certainly adds fuel to the fire of comparison:
But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding. 2 Corinthians 10:12, ESV
When I was growing up, I read alot of fashion magazines. (See Vildy’s comments on previous post for a great illustration of that influence.) But media delivery has undergone radical change in the intervening years. What would you say is the source of the most dangerous body image messages today?