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For Young Adults, Appearance Matters More Than Health, Research Suggests
"During our focus group conversations, we learned that young people don’t think about nutrition when it comes to eating," Len-Ríos said. "They think more about calorie-counting, which isn’t necessarily related to a balanced diet."
The focus groups included college-age women, college-age men and mothers of college-age women, who discussed how body image is associated with engaging in restrictive diets, irregular sleep patterns and over-exercising.
"We receive so many conflicting media messages from news reports and advertising about how we should eat, how we should live and how we should look," Len-Ríos said. "Some participants said they realize images of models are digitally enhanced, but it doesn’t necessarily keep them from wanting to achieve these unattainable figures—this is because they see how society rewards women for ‘looking good.’"
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The researchers also completed in-depth interviews with nutritional counselors who said lack of time and unhealthy food environments can keep college-age students from getting good nutrition.
"Eating well takes time, and, according to health professionals, college students are overscheduled and don’t have enough time to cook something properly or might not know how to prepare something healthful," Len-Ríos said.
Based on the focus group conversations and interviews, Carlia Francis, an MU theater doctoral student and playwright, developed “Nutrition 101,” a play about women’s body images. During performances, characters divulge their insecurities about their own bodies, disparage other women’s bodies and talk about nutrition choices. After a short, scripted performance, the actors remain in character, and audience members ask the characters questions.
"When you’re developing something for interactive theater, focus groups and in-depth interviews are great at getting at stories," Len-Ríos said. "Many of the stories used in the interactive play—like valuing people because of their appearance and not their personal qualities or abilities—came from individuals’ personal experiences."
Burgoyne says the play helps facilitate dialogues about nutrition, media messages and self-awareness.
"Body image is a sensitive topic, and the play helps open discussions about how individuals view themselves and how media messages influence their self-images," Burgoyne said. "An easy way to improve individuals’ body images does not exist, but hopefully, the conversations that arise from the performances will help develop ways to counteract the images that the media promote."
MU student actors debuted the play last spring, and Burgoyne said performances will resume during the upcoming fall semester.
The study, “Confronting Contradictory Media Messages about Body Image and Nutrition: Implications for Public Health,” was presented earlier this month at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Chicago.
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Rupert Murdoch Vs. The Internet
Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them.No wonder pouring millions into lobbying. — Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) January 14, 2012
Google did not mince its words in responding. “This is just nonesense,” a Google spokesperson told CNet’s Greg Sandoval. “Last year we took down 5 million infringing Web pages from our search results and invested more than $60 million in the fight against bad ads … We fight pirates and counterfeiters every day.” This spat, many would agree, is not a Google versus News Corp. spat. It’s becoming a Rupert Murdoch versus the Internet spat, and it’s one that the aging media mogul stands to lose.
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To be fair to Rupert, the extent to which Google is or isn’t fighting piracy is unclear. But that’s become the big question that’s derailed the bill’s progress in the House. Congressmen and women have tacitly admitted that they don’t understand how the Internet works, and Internet experts have argued that the nation’s lawmaker’s don’t understand how the Hollywood-supported bill stands to destroy the Internet as we know it by opening up the possibility of widespread censorship. The emerging theme, we’ve said before, is that SOPA uses a draconian solution to address a problem that we truly don’t understand. If you asked Reddit’s hivemind, they would tell you emphatically: it is a bad idea.
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The president more or less said as much in a late night statement on Saturday. “Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small,” his web-savvy crew of advisors said before making it real by dropping the c-word. “We must avoid creating new cybersecurity risks or disrupting the underlying architecture of the Internet.” (Emphasis ours.)
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Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. should know a thing or two about hacks and hackers by now. The company’s been practically brought to its knees by the phone hacking scandal that’s currently under investigation in the United Kingdom and, in an increasingly serious way, the United States. By invoking the notion of cybersecurity as well as national security in speaking about SOPA, the Obama administration is taking it to the next level. This bill isn’t just about online piracy, it seems. It’s about the very DNA that’s created the Internet we know it, and Rupert Murdoch needs that Internet for his company to thrive and, some might say, survive. As an incumbent president with a knack for social media and an agenda of progress, Barack Obama also needs that Internet to remain open and free. Which why it’s not surprising that he came out in assertive opposition to SOPA.
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What happens now with SOPA is up to Congress. The legislation is becoming increasingly political liability for everyone on Capitol Hill, but as November nears, more and more members of Congress realize that they’re going to have to address SOPA or the passionately politically active Reddit community will address it for them. Rupert Murdoch the Media Mogul ought to pay attention to the other companies - companies like GoDaddy - that Reddit’s already made a target in its campaign to derail the law’s progress. We find Murdoch’s new Twitter adventures entertaining. (Seriously, just read the feed. Did you know Rupert likes to go to casinos?) However this show, we’d guess, will not end well for Murdoch and his beloved News Corp.