In thoroughly unsurprising news, Daily Telegraph reports that young British women (presumably teenagers) who watch music videos "featuring thin, glamorous models and pop stars" suffer from heightened body disgust after only ten minutes of viewing. Singled out for special treatment? "Girl-power" groups like The Pussycat Dolls (seen above right), Sugababes and Girls Aloud. In fact, these "singers" apparently have the same effect on impressionable young women as"skinny catwalk models" adds the paper. Oh well, we guess there's always Beth Ditto.
Pop Videos 'Harm Girls' Self-Esteem' [DailyTelegraph]
Feminist Icon Praises NME's Beth Ditto Cover [NME]
Related: Dolls Clad In Feminism, And Hardly Anything Else [NYTimes]
Empowered? Try Nauseated [NYTimes]
Earlier: Memo To Women's Magazine Editors: White Women Hate Themselves After Reading Your Magazines
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