I think that most women, if the occasion arose, would love to change something about their appearance. Do you think that the women most prominantly portrayed in the media have an effect on your perception of what the ideal body is? This topic could easily be argued either ways, and I'm interested to learn what you ladies have to say about it. In my opinion, I feel that thinness is being valued more than anything else in celebrity bodies lately... here are some pictures of famous women who may, or may not, help to promote negative ( almost impossible) body ideals in women. http://www.ihmagazine.it/imgarticoli/film/domino_news/keira.jpg http://wordwhammy.typepad.com/wordwhammy/images/hatcher__teri.jpg http://www.bartcop.com/nicole-richie-27.jpg http://bodyrules.blogs.sapo.pt/arquivo/evangeline_lilly007z.jpg ( comments on a celebrity gossip site, actually called evangeline lilly "waistless, with flabby legs and bum"...ridiculous!) Those are just a few examples of SO many. Do you let these images have an affect on you, and if so- would you argue that their thinness, as a whole, is harmful and promotes eating disorders in women and young girls?