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Modesty

See also Chastity, Humility.
Bell, Laura
reserved, demure character. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Bianca
gentle, unassuming sister of Kate. [Br. Lit.: The Taming of the Shrew]
fig leaves
used to cover Adam and Eve’s nakedness. [O.T.: Genesis 3:7]
pearl
emblem of discreet shyness. [Gem Symbolism: Kunz, 69]
sweet violet
indicates a modest temperament. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
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For example, Cole, Davidson, and Gervais (2013) found that increased body surveillance was associated with increased body shame in a sample of undergraduate men (McKinley & Hyde, 1996).
For example, Asian and Hispanic women have body dissatisfaction and body shame due to their failure to achieve Western ideals of beauty and thinness (Gil-Kashiwabara, 2002; Mok, 1998).
As predicted, higher levels of body surveillance and body shame (OBC factors) were correlated with higher levels of both masculine body image distress and drive for muscularity (see Table 2).
These proposed linkages of BMI and weight discrepancy are supported by studies finding that eating disorder symptomatology is mediated by body shame in women (Boisvert, 2006; Fredrickson et al.
Self-esteem, however, was negatively related to body shame and to appearance dissatisfaction.
Furthermore, they found body shame to be related to lower body esteem, higher levels of surveillance, and restricted eating and disordered eating in young women.
The theory proposes that cultural constructions of the female body, including expectations of physical and sexual appeal, lead to a myriad of negative experiences for women, including constant monitoring of their appearance, body shame, negative body esteem, and restricted eating and eating problems (McKinley, 1998, 1999; McKinley & Hyde, 1996).
sic)" She continued: "I'm so f***ing sick of people thinking it's ok to be mean or body shame anyone.
The Body shame and Surveillance subscales from the Objectified Body Consciousness Scale (OBC) (McKinley & Hyde, 1996) measure participants' feelings of Body shame and Body surveillance (viewing the body as an outside observer).
Over time, those women who join the group also show higher levels of body shame.
You take pictures and people just body shame you," Kardashian said during Sunday's episode of the family's eponymous E
She wrote on her Instagram account: "I've had a weekend full of abuse on Instagram and I'm not one to take things lying down "To criticise me, judge me and body shame me over a couple of bad pictures that I happen to have taken in this outfit by incessant photographers who at times want nothing more than an unflattering photograph of someone is petty, childish and disrespectful.