If you want to see how our work on body image and the media fits into a larger perspective on gender and female empowerment, check out the latest case study from Gender Equal Media in Scotland (@EqualMediaScot) featured on the website of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (@NACWGScot), whose aim is …...Continue Reading Discussing body image & media through a gender lens
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has changed life in many ways. As a result of self-isolation and social distancing, people may get confronted with many previously unknown fears and anxieties, including those of weight gain and changing body shapes. Many of which are reinforced by social media. In this video, six body-positive women from around the …...Continue Reading This is not the time to worry about your appearance!
This week Petya Eckler wrote a guest article for the Gender Equal Media Scotland blog. Read the full post here....Continue Reading Is a healthy social media possible? Keeping a positive mind-set about our bodies online and offline
By Abbie Irving, psychology and marketing student, University of Strathclyde Are you finding yourself on social media 24/7 while you’re locked down in your home? You’re not alone. Users spend an average of 3 hours on social networks and messaging, studies show, and that number is probably even higher right now. This daily access and …...Continue Reading The Female Body on Social Media
By Claire Stewart, psychology student, University of Strathclyde Around 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder, says the charity Beat, and 25% of those affected are male, but many more show some form of unhealthy eating behaviour. Social media can be experienced by users with eating disorders as either a help …...Continue Reading How is social media used by women with eating disorders?
As summer comes around, more and more photos are posted by women of their beach bodies, but just how honest are these photos?...Continue Reading Is your beach body on social media “Too Good to Be True”?