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Girls on TV are always pretty on the outside

Girls on TV are always pretty on the outside

Spend a little time watching tween television shows and one thing quickly becomes apparent. The girl characters might be smart or ditzy, athletic or brainy, nice or mean, but above else, they are attractive.

Researchers at the University of Delaware and University of Missouri studied television shows on Nickelodeon, Disney and the Cartoon Network and found there were no unattractive girls on any of the shows.  In addition, the girls often were portrayed as concerned about their looks or receiving comments about their appearance.

The reality is stretched further because many of the...

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