Source: NRC 15 September 2021 Rutger de Quay
Tired of the supposedly perfect life on Instagram? Then you make a ‘finsta’
Beauty ideal. Young people are insecure by Instagram, according to internal research by Facebook. Users have found a remedy for this themselves: Facebook’s ‘finsta’.
The Wall Street Journal revealed on Tuesday that parent company Facebook was shutting down research that would show teens became insecure about Instagram.
Source: CNBC 14 September 2021 Lauren Feiner
Facebook documents show how toxic Instagram is for teens
Wall Street Journal reports: Facebook has repeatedly found that its photo-sharing app is harmful to a significant percentage of teenagers, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday.
Source: De Groene Amsterdammer 4 August 2021 Marijn van der Jagt
Flaunting physical beauty on social media elevates perfection to the norm. The multiplicity of the natural body hardly has a podium.
Source: Standaard 10 July 2021 Standaard
Norwegians tag edited photos
The Norwegian parliament has passed a law requiring influencers to state that any photos and videos in which the “body shape, size or skin has been altered through retouching or other manipulation” that the appearance has been worked on.
Source: NRC 30 June 2021 Frederiek Weeda
Association for nudists: ‘Normalize nudity’
Campagne For the first time, the association for nude recreationists will announce via radio and TV that nudity is normal.
Source: Parliament UK 9 April 2021 Parliament UK.
Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image
People face appearance-based discrimination on a daily basis, at work, in schools and in public spaces. In addition, a decade of soaring social media use, increased exposure to online advertising and a persistent and pervasive diet culture, mean that concerns about the way we look start younger, last longer, and affect more people than ever before. .
Source: NOS 19 March 2021 NOS
Quarter of young people dissatisfied with body, ‘belly biggest problem’
Almost a quarter of Dutch young people are insecure about their own body. This percentage is higher for young women: 31 percent of them are not happy with their own mirror image. This is the result of research by 3Vraagt, part of the EenVandaag Opinion Panel, in collaboration withBrandpunt+.
Source: Libelle 13 March 2021 Nienke Pleysier
Half of all women have a negative body image
“That scale really isn’t going to tell you how much you’re worth”
We look more beautiful than ever these days, cosmetic procedures are normal, and on social media it is all about perfection. Strangely enough, we are less and less satisfied with our appearance. High time to shift the focus, but how?
Source: NOS 12 March 2021 NOS
Petition against ‘Gewoon Bloot’ presented to the House of Representatives
Opponents of the new children’s television program Gewoon Bloot have submitted a petition to the House of Representatives. They want to prevent the program from being broadcast. Kees van der Staaij of the SGP was the only MP to receive the petition.
Source: Beauty Schools Directory 2021
Body Image: The 2021 List of Facts, Figures, and Statistics
Body image is becoming an increasingly well-known topic, between online campaigns about loving your body, television shows about weight loss, and celebrities being more open about their own struggles with this topic.
Source: BBC 12 March 2019 Kelly Oakes
The complicated truth about social media and body image
Many of us suspect that the beautiful, often highly-edited images of people we see on social media make us feel worse about our own bodies. But what does the research say?
Source: NOS 6 March 2021 Maartje Geels
Nudity in new children’s program: unnecessary and step too far, or instructive?
“Disgusting and vulgar”, but also “taboo-breaking and instructive”. These are some reactions that appeared on social media to the new children’s program Gewoon Bloot, in which primary school children ask naked people questions. The announcement caused a stir on social media.
Source: Cosmopolitan 23 February 2021 Jennifer Savin
This viral tweet about body image struggles and old photos is so relatable
Why do we feel so differently about ourselves when looking back at old pictures?
Source: Standaard 21 November 2019 Catherine de Kock
Body Neutrality is Body Positivity 2.0
‘My body is an instrument, not an ornament’. ‘Body positivity’ enthusiastically celebrates bodies of all sizes and shapes. But what if self-love is difficult? Supporters of body neutrality, including Taylor Swift and Jameela Jamil, argue that having a neutral attitude towards your body makes you happier.
Source: Psychology Magazine 18 December 2014 Mensje Melchior
The lure of Perfection
Botox, fillers, an eyelid correction: cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more common. And no matter how wound up we are about the new face of Renée Zellweger, there is a good chance that we will one day show up at the clinic ourselves. 4 reasons why perfection will soon be the norm.