Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Article #8

Toward a Theoretical Model of Women's Body image Resilience
Author: Laura Hensley Choate

This article talks about how women take so much time, money and energy that they spend on beauty enhancements can restrict her opportunities to develop other aspects of her identity. And how almost 70% of models in the last 10 years would of not done it all over again.

Article #7

Risk Factors For Depression in Early Adolescence
Author: Angela R MacPhee and Jac J W Andrews

This article talks about more the depression stages that young women and women go through when facing the model industry. And how much Anorexia plays as a role in their lives. Because once they start they say its too hard to stop. Also 65% of women have to go into therapy because of the depression they face throughout their careers.

Article #6

Orientalizing Sexism: Hye Rim Lee's Toki
Author: Barry King

This article talks about the television, fashion, and images of women in magazines who are all 13 percent to 19 percent below their recommended healthy body weight. And how the percent are increasing every year more and more. And more women are dying from anorexia each year. And how all the advertising industries are advertising a sick and unhealthy body image.

Article #5

An Image to Heal
Author: Jill S. Zimmerman

This article talks about how women try so hard to become a model and have such an image that some want to get rid of but many cant. And how so many models are is therapy and hospitals to try to get their life and health back on track. The article is also about an interview with Cindy Crawford and how she is so scared for the women and young girls in our decade today. And how they have a bad image already that is too difficult to conform.

Article #4

Our Bodies, Our Daughters
Author: Jill S. Zimmerman

This article talks about a women and how she works at a clinic for young women specializing in body image and eating disorders. She says how in this 20th century young women are in danger and are hitting a major burning point. Because they don't see what a womens natural shape is suppose to look like and all they see now is the popular media purveyors and the message they promote which is unrealistic thinness equals sexiness, which equals beauty, which equals success in life.

Article #3

Do Thin Models Warp Girls' Body Image?
Another: Nanci Hellmich

This article is about a former Victoria's Secret Model, Frederique Van Der Wal. And how she attended a designers show and was "shocked" to see how skinner they have gotten in the last year. She also talks about how this is an unnatural thiness and is sending a terrible message to send out because most of the viewers are young, impressionable wome. The Fashion industry is pushing a dangerously thin image to young girls and women. The Fashion industry is pushing a dangerously thin image to young girls and women. Seeing thin models plays a role in causing Anorexia. But in a different model show, the director banned all thin models because the show was to project beauty and health. So they organize models within a healthy weigh range.

Article #2

You Think This Is A Glamour Job?
Author: Stephanie Theobald and Lanie Goodman

This article talks about young girls and the lives they once had to the lives they now have to live if they want this so called "GLAMOUR" job. They saw that when your a 15-year-old girl, all you should need to be worrying about is eating milk shakes and chicken nuggets. But as a 15-year-old model, your food should only be a green salad, tomatoes, melons and grapes...or nothing at all. Because to be a model you need to be skinny and fit and if you eat milkshakes and chicken nuggets everyday, you will be far from a fit and skinny body. The article also talks about how designers are drafting even younger girls and how dangerously scary their body image will start to begin.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Article #1

Eating Disorders Claiming Even Younger Victims
Author: Masami Ito

This article talks about a girl by the name of Aya Omiya. She was only 12 years old when she was diagnosed with anorexia and was only 17 yeaes old when she died. Her mother says that she doesn't know the real reason her daughter wanted to loose weight, but the only thing she could think of was how her daughter always talks about her homeroom teacher and her teachers assisstant and how very slim they were and how she wanted to look just like them. Another reaosn she wanted to loose weight was so she could be accepted with her other classmates. It started by just cutting down on snacks and dinner but then it turned into skipping breakfast, and then is turned in to skipping every meal and only eating milk and honey. The rest of the article talks about how the ages of children comming into the hostpital for anoreixa has dropped significantly and before it used to be women coming in and now its young teenagers of even little girls.

Monday, March 19, 2007

For the Spring Break of 2007 I unfortunately didn't go any where but Oakdale. I was suppose to go to Florida but it didn't work out so i couldn't go any where; but theres always next year. =] I did have fun though. I hung out with my very best friend Dana Christine Prawer every single day! We went shopping, tanning, on squirt gun fights and watched movies. We also made an amazing snow fort at her boyfriends' Sam Richard Ryan's house which got ruined and we turned it into a wrestling rink! My favorite part was going to the Mall Of America and buying my prom dress!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Problem Solution Essay At Tartan

Drugs at Tartan:

State The Problem:
Dealing drugs during school, doing drugs before school, and doing drugs during & after school.

Give Evidence:
Drug dogs at school caught people with drugs in lockers, people asking me if i want to buy drugs, people telling me their high and they get high before and after school.

Examine Contributing Factors:
I think peer pressure is a huge deal because people do drugs and sell drugs because people are telling them to. But others do it because thats what they think they need to do to survive. Also i think the T.V., magazines, movies, etc. have a huge part because it forces people and makes them want to do it more.

Propose A Solution:
I think we need a system at school where we all need to be checked from head to toe and we should all go through those metal detectors. Also i think they should go through our purses and back packs because maybe that way people wouldn't have dugs at school.

Thursday, February 22, 2007



Problem:I feel that the climate change is going a very slow and time consuming process but is effecting us more then people think.
Evidence: There are gases being put into our air that is beginning to cause a greenhouse effect in our atmosphere.
Contributing Factors: The reason there are gases being put in the air, is because nof humans
Thesis: People need to being to change the way they do things and the way they live their lives because its not only effecting them but its effecting everyone else in the world. We all need to work together to make a difference.


Everyday people see and do things that add.
For example, the top ten highest temperature years have all occured since 1990's. During the 1990's the surface temperature of the earth raised 1.2-1.4 degrees F. Since 1970 the sea temperatures have increased and average of 1 degree, resulting in 50% more tropical storms and hurricanes. Some say that hurricane Katrina was a result of this increase in temperature. If a rise in sea temperature continues, glaciers will melt and the sea level will rise resulting in climate changes and dangers for the coast. So far, 890 cubic miles of glacier ice has melted, so we know that this is happening. Carbon Dioxide is normal for our atmosphere, but the norm for it is 180-300ppm. Right now there is 380ppm of CO2, that is 25% more. This increasement of CO2 is a major contributing factor to the rise in temperatures.

Contributing Factors-
Humans are the largest leading cause of climate change in the world according to scientists.We do things that significantly add to the amount of gases that cause the greenhouse effect and make our temperatures rise.For example, everyday activities like watching tv, turning on a light, driving a car, and using a microwave omitt greenhouse gases into the air. Some of these activities include the buring of fossil fuels and biomass to make them run, these result in releasing aerosols that emit more heat into our climate.


Humans can do a lot to decrease the number of harmful gases and fossil fuels in are atmosphere. And if we all do enough we can stop these fossil fuels and make a better climate.

Day 5: Climate Problem and Solution

Problem:The Climate change is the largest factor resulting in the earths ecosystem which is the biggest problem today. Climate change is the biggest problem we are facing in todays ear. If climate change continues at the rate it has been since the industrial revolution, it’s just a matter of time until it starts effecting societies and the human race.

Evidence: Some evidence of climate change is the fact that
glaciers in the northern hemisphere have been melting at an amazing rate, causing ocean levels to rise. There has also been a 30% decrease in water currents flowing from the tropics to Western Europe, causing temperatures to drop. There is also twice as much carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, than there was before the industrial revolution. There have been holes in the O-zone layer that might have raised the temperature on earth’s surface and allowing dangerous amounts of ultraviolet light from the sun, into the earth’s atmosphere.

Contributing Factors: The factors that cause climate change are caused by humans. Also a big contributing factor is the CFC gases in the atmosphere that are hurting the O-zone. Another factor is all the garbage that we bury in landfills instead of disposing of it correctly. Automobiles and other fume emitting mechanisms are probably one of the biggest contributing factors because they are constantly releasing toxic and harmful chemicals into our atmosphere.

Possible Solution: We could start to recycle more and be less wasteful. But probably the thing that would help prevent this problem from getting any worse would be to inform others of the problem of climate change and how they can help, because knowledge is the best tool that humans have to fight problems of this magnitude. It will take everyone on the planet to help fight the problem, that’s why we need to unite everyone to fight this problem.
We could use more fuel efficient cars and use less electricity in our houses. We could use solar power instead of electricity and electric cars instead of gas.