Against real beauty

My first ever reblog and it’s a good one.

Stickler.

this gets pretty communist #sorrynotsorry this post gets pretty communist #sorrynotsorry

Here are some things I would like advertisers to stop doing:

  • Showing me a flawless 18-year-old butt in a $5 pair of panties and tell me its empowering because it’s not Photoshopped.
  •  Asking me to choose “beautiful” or “average” and then explain my choice.
  • Telling me what physical features “real women” do or do not have.
  • Showing me a picture of a woman who is radical only for being comfortable with herself and expect a gold star for progressive thinking.
  • Using the word “real” to sell me underwear or soap or goddamn douche.
There’s actually very little difference between a lingerie ad featuring the Victoria’s Secret angels and a body wash ad using pictures of some perfectly lit women who have cRaZy things like a little belly flab or freckles and yet dare to say they’re beautiful. Why? Because the link between aesthetics and value survives. (Nothing new under the…

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2 thoughts on “Against real beauty

  1. I watched the so called empowering video from Dove where women had to walk through the average or beautiful door and all I could think of was how angry it made me to be patronised by such crap. Get a f***ing grip Dove. Would anyone actually fall for that shit? To answer my own question, sadly people do. I for one am going to empower myself by buying something else. 😉 xx

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