Monday, March 10, 2008

Australian Prime Minister Addresses Body Image Issues on International Women's Day

You're probably aware that March is Women's History Month, but did you know that Saturday, March 8th was International Women's Day? There was barely any mainstream media coverage of the day from what I could tell, so I was happy to see this article, which mentions Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's decision to recognize International Women's Day by taking part in the Get Real Forum. The event was organized to raise awareness about body image issues.

"International Women's Day... provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in our society," Rudd said. "However, too often the focus on women is about their body and image. Women and girls are often bombarded with unrealistic images of females which can have adverse consequences on their body image, health and wellbeing." [The Age]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so glad he got in instead of John Howard again.