We’re a bit behind blogging on this article
in the New York Times
about teens getting plastic surgery (also see Jezebel for a great response)
. I find this absolutely horrifying — I’ve heard stories from students about parents buying breast implant surgery for their daughters as high school graduation presents, but had hoped that was just an urban legend. Of course, it also explains why past Starr Symposia featuring Jean Kilborne
and Lyn Mikel Brown
were so well-received.
Just yesterday, Jezebel had a post
about a new study
just released that showed that the rise in “makeover” shows has led to an increase in body anxiety among teens? Hmm. . . .do you think the two just might be related?