Today, October 20, is NOW’s Love Your Body Day.
Since 1998, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the NOW Foundation and NOW chapters around the country have organized events in local communities, on college campuses and in schools to demand change. To the fashion, beauty, diet and advertising industries, we say: No more fake images. Show us real women — whole human beings who are as beautiful as they are diverse and as strong as they are beautiful.
We’re facing nothing less than a public health crisis over body image. Consider the facts:
- 50% of 3 to 6 year old girls worry about being fat.
- 80% of girls have tried a fad diet by the time they’re in the fourth grade.
- 80% of women are dissatisfied with their appearance.
Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement.
Read More: Huffington Post
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