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Sunday, October 15, 2006
What is beauty?
This is going around the web. I thought that the women here might find this video interesting.

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posted by Julie at 6:13 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 10/15/2006 07:54:00 PM, Blogger lynnette

    i posted this on my blog earlier today. this video is telling. and we wonder why little girls have self-image issues and grow up to be women with self-image issues. the societal pressures are huge.

  • At 10/15/2006 09:19:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    what's really sad is to find the original post on YouTube and read the comments there...

  • At 10/15/2006 09:52:00 PM, Blogger Michele L

    Ahh, the ongoing battle of women. It is frustrating. We know this happens, and yet many times it still haunts us. Those are the images we are compared to, that our daughters think that they have to aspire to. Now with plastic surgery a huge market, will it ever get better. I appreciate what Dove is trying to do. I can only hope that my daughter has a better self image than I did. At 30 I have just started to feel comfortable in my skin. Thanks for the post Julie!

  • At 10/18/2006 09:07:00 AM, Blogger Joy

    THIS is troubling!

  • At 10/19/2006 12:50:00 PM, Anonymous Aimee

    Just a visitor here, found this through Joy's blog.

    Well, I'm glad the commercial is going around, as it's a further wake up call to just how unreal the images of beauty we see really are.

    As a former mainstream feminist, it's very clear to me that the feminist pursuit of "sexual freedom" has backfired and caused women to be more sexually objectified than ever before - and Madison Avenue has really taken advantage of it.

    Regarding men, have you all heard of the studies that show that men don't see the need to settle down anymore because so many women are easily avilable to them for sex?

    One of the most beautiful photo essays I've ever seen, years ago, was a black and white series of nude women in various natural poses (NOT porn), women of all ages and body types. And they were beautiful. I've often wished, in vain, that fashion designers and magazines would use women of all ages and types like that, not just one idealized type.

    A theory of mine: many fashion designers are gay men. I sometimes wonder if that's why they prefer models who look like adolescent boys, and not real women.

    Nice to discover your little community here. Lord bless you!


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