It's harder for girls

15th November 2002 at 00:00
"Every time a child overhears her mum or aunties, or her mum's friends, moaning about how awful their bodies are, how fat they are, how they need to lose weight, or get rid of their cellulite or have a boob job, or suck in their stomach, or stop eating what they are drooling over, the little girl is gaining information about the way to live with her female body and her female appetite."

Author Susie Orbach, writing for Children in Scotland

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