Monday, October 30, 2006

Distorted Perception of Beauty?

Well, something a little more serious and mature to add to my blog for once ;-)

I thought this was interesting: Dove (yes, the soap company) has a compelling video that I recommend everyone take a look at. I feel it is worth the approx 30 seconds of your time. (Yes, I do realize that it is part of a marketing campaign, but I still feel the message being portrayed is beneficial.)

I wish someone had shown me this when I was in high school; when I was impressionable and obsessed with thinking I had to look like the models in the teen fashion magazines I was reading! It took me years before I realized that this was what was behind my eating disorder then (and my concerned friend, Jackie, writing that essay in English about my example eventually helped too!)

Delving more into the site, there are facts and information for parents, teachers, and each one of us. I found it to be quite thought-provoking. I loved the "Real women have real curves" slogan ;-)

I do recommend checking the site out, even if it is only to view the brief video, and passing the link on to a friend. Maybe it will help open the eyes of a young impressionable youth. Worth the try...

When was the last time you told someone how beautiful/handsome they are?

1 comment:

Peter said...

You are beautiful.

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