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America's Beauty Obsession Poses Serious Consequences for Women and Girls, Report Reveals
Date:8/18/2008

on on young women and girls.

"Darryl's amazing documentary provides an important medium for our message, and we hope to reach a wide audience through this important partnership," said Dr. Cole. "The YWCA has been at the forefront of women's issues in this country for the past 150 years, and we are prepared to raise awareness and ignite a national dialogue about this issue as the first steps to changing American culture and helping women reclaim wholesome and healthy beauty."

The YWCA USA leadership and Roberts were joined today by a panel of experts to discuss the report, including Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, author of Girl Wars and Mean Girls Grown Up; and Dr. Cynthia Frisby, a media effects and advertising expert from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

About The YWCA

The YWCA USA is a national not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to social service, advocacy, education, leadership development and racial justice. Established in the United States in 1858, the YWCA is the oldest and largest national organization dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls and the elimination of racism. Through nearly 300 local YWCAs located across the nation in almost every state, and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the YWCA reaches 2.5 million women and girls, as well as their families. Globally, the YWCA USA is part of an international movement at work in 122 countries serving 25 million women and girls worldwide. For more information, visit our Web site, http://www.ywca.org.

For more information about the YWCA or local YWCA associations, visit the Web site, http://www.ywca.org, or contact the YWCA at 202-467-0801. Beauty at Any Cost can be accessed online at http://www.ywca.org.


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