It is not surprising that most women and many men feel they cannot live up to the body ideals they see in the media. With recent photo manipulation technologies already-thin women are made to look even thinner. In 2006, it was revealed that CBS doctored a publicity photo of news anchor Katie Couric to make her appear younger and thinner. [Original and retouched photos below.] Such practices contribute to widespread body dissatisfaction among American women, who in real life will never live up to these digitally manipulated ideals.
"For an understanding of the extreme manipulation of images of beauty, view the short film "Evolution",” produced by Dove Films.