#3: Can I vaccinate my child against beauty sickness?
In this episode we discuss:
the phenomenon of women depleting their time, energy, and emotional resources on an all-consuming quest for beauty
the source of beauty sickness - our culture
how gender impacts cultural pressure around appearance
what to do about the beauty behaviors we actually enjoy
the evolutionary science behind our brain’s sensitivity to beauty
how parents can use the climate in their household to fight beauty sickness
how beauty sickness is manifested in cultures around the world
helping young people move toward activism
Body image researcher and author Dr. Engeln breaks down the cultural obsession with appearance she calls beauty sickness, and what body-positive parents can do to help children escape it.