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Created: April 28, 2003
Latest Update: April 28, 2003

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Below is a picture of three women:

Jane, # 1 Tiffany, # 2 Melanie, # 3

Jane, # 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiffany, # 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melanie, # 3

Answer the following questions:

There are no right answers. We just want you to make the first choice that comes to you. We'll discuss the reasons for your choice in class. Just mark which one you choose for each question: Jane or Tiffany or Melanie.

  1. Which one exercises most? Why?
  2. Which one takes best care of her family? Why?
  3. Which one eats the most? Why?
  4. Which one likes people the most? Why?
  5. Which one studies the most? Why?
  6. Which one is prettiest? Why?
  7. Which one is the most talented? Why?
  8. Which one is smartest? Why?
  9. Which one likes herself the most? Why?
  10. Which one eats the healthiest foods? Why?
  11. Which one would you pick for a friend? Why?

    On what characteristics do the three figures appear to differ? Class, race, body shape, body weight, activity?

    How would these characteristics be interdependent with weight? Consider encounters at work, at the grocery store, socially? What if I had placed the figures in a background context? How would that have affect your perspectives?

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