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This paper examines how being black, female and overweight affects the character Jazmine Biltmore's self-image in the 2006 film "Phat Girlz." The paper analyzes each of these elements in the review, showing how they impact Jazmine's identity. First, the paper shows how Jazmine is marginalized by virtue of being female. Then it discusses her challenges because of race. Finally, the paper describes stereotypes people have about those who are overweight. The paper concludes with recommendations for Jazmine to embrace a healthier lifestyle by consulting a nutritionist and psychotherapist, and ultimately improving her self-image.
From the Paper:"If I were to encounter Jazmin Biltmore in real life in a professional capacity, I would recommend that she seek help from a licensed counselor and a nutritionist. This combination would be most effective, I believe, because Jazmin's self-confidence would be boosted if counseling led her to a better and more realistic image of herself. In addition, there is most often an underlying psychological cause for weight problems and feelings about weight, which can be countered with internal examination of these causes and an external re-evaluation of eating practices and habits (Edlin & Golanty, 2007). Nutrition can also play a significant role in depression and other emotional issues."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Edlin, G. & Golanty, E. (2007). Health and Wellness. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
- Kaiser. (2001). "Study examines weight misperceptions by race, gender." Kaiser Network, 10 may 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2009. <http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=44841>
- Knowledge@Emory. (2002). "How misperceptions can create havoc in the workplace." Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 28 August 2002. Retrieved 6 February 2009. <http://knowledge.emory.edu/article.cfm?articleid=560>
- Morin, R. (2001). "Misperceptions cloud whites' view of blacks." Washington Post, 11 July. Retrieved from The center for individual rights 6 February 2009. <http://www.cir-usa.org/articles/177.html>
Cite this Film Review:
"Phat Girlz" - Character Profile (2010, November 28) Retrieved April 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/phat-girlz-character-profile-145807/
""Phat Girlz" - Character Profile" 28 November 2010. Web. 22 April. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/phat-girlz-character-profile-145807/>