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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Personally, I don't think it's about making other people feel better or worse about their bodies, it's about not portraying a lie as reality. If this is what she really looks like, that's awesome. What bothers me is when we are "fooled" (via airbrushing and computer alterations) to think that the features we are seeing are real.
Is it possible for some people to look freaking AMAZING? Yes (as evidenced by this woman's picture). Is it possible for someone to look 100% flawless? No, and so it's dangerous when we alter images to perpetuate the myth that absolute physical perfection is possible.
It's not about looking good or bad. It's about reality versus illusion. So the cover gets a thumbs up from me.
Thanks. I always tend to think about this video. I'm fine with them doing her hair and makeup and everything. That's normal, that's simply about looking and feeling your personal best, something we can all do. It's when the digital alterations begin that it crosses the line. We can't expect people to appreciate real beauty if they are bombarded by false images of beauty. We can't expect people to love and respect their own bodies if even the most beautiful person on earth is airbrushed.
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
"One thing I am getting a bit fed up with is this idea that you only count as "real" if you are overweight, saggy etc."
It is often said that the prejudice against the overweight it the only widely excepted prejudice. I disagree, prejudice against those that are naturely thin is also widely accepted.
If I could give you three thumbs up, I would. I am also 46, thin and nice looking, but....I'm 46, which means my hair is graying and I've got some crow's feet and dry skin. I neither expect nor desire to look like a model.
I am comfortable with how I look and I think it's as "real" as the more typical (at least in the US) overweight, middle-aged example of a real woman.
mind if i print this off for my soon to be 13 YO adn 11 YO DDs..great post FINALLY.ME.