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C. Jane Kendrick: The world away from porn

Published: Friday, Feb. 22 2013 9:00 a.m. MST

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Young girls today face an increasingly unrealistic definition of perfection. The facets of this definition include grades, extracurricular activities and appearance.

According to recent data released by the Keep It Real campaign, "80 percent of all 10-year-old girls have, at some point in their lives, gone on at least one diet," and "53 percent of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies."

In an effort to help her young daughters appreciate and honor their bodies, Utah-based blogger C. Jane Kendrick recently devoted a blog post to describing "The World Away from Porn." In her post, Kendrick explains how pornography has caused her to question herself:

"Is that what I am supposed to look like?"

"Is that the sound I am supposed to make?"

"Is that the reaction I am supposed to have?"

"Why do I feel more offended than aroused?"

Kendrick's efforts to make peace with her body and her LDS beliefs have led her to want something different for her daughters.

"This I will do for my daughters: I will love my body. I will love myself," Kendrick writes.

Kendrick's complete post, which uses mature language and themes, can be read here on her blog.

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