Lincoln High School Statesman

Men and the media

Men and the media

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

It’s no secret that as long as marketing and the film industry has existed, women have been forced to look at their bodies through a critical lens. What’s been skimmed over is the fact that the same unattainable standards are pushed onto their male counterparts. This isn’t whataboutism, or a desperate at...

Diets, distortion and death wishes

Diets, distortion and death wishes

Mara Fendrich, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018

Considering the media’s extreme photoshop and toxic encouragement of fad diets, it's nearly impossible for young women to avoid insecurity. According to the Park Nicollet Melrose Center, over 50 percent of adolescent girls take part in unhealthy weight control behaviors, such as skipping meals, pu...