Renee Engeln on How Women Can Avoid Being 'Beauty Sick'

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Thirty-four percent of five-year-old girls diet at least some of the time. That is one of many disturbing statistics shared by psychologist Renee Engeln, whose new book, "Beauty Sick," illustrates the severe degree that societal pressures are harming women and girls. Engeln joins Forum to discuss how women can reject beauty standards and regain control of their priorities and pocketbooks. Tell us: what has worked for you when it comes to coping with unrealistic beauty standards?


Renee Engeln, professor of psychology at Northwestern University; author, "Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women"