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“Ms Mee said: ‘One girl described to me how everyone in her class regularly measures their wrists and if their thumb or first or second finger does not fit neatly around the wrist, they are labelled too fat.”

“ ‘The boys have the so called “gap of shame.” This is when young boys are wearing a T-shirt for sports and if their bicep or forearm doesn’t fill the T-shirt, this is something to be ashamed of because they haven’t bulked up enough.’”

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Laura, Lynott. “The body image curse.” Daily Mail 20 Feb. 2013: 21. Regional Business News. Web. 9 Apr. 2014.

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