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Every girl deserves to feel beautiful…

October 24th, 2006 · 3 Comments

This may be one of those "where have you beeen??" moments, but now I have found it, I have to share.

"Every girl deserves to feel beautiful just the way she is."

This is particularly poignant for me as the mother of a 13 year old girl.

This film clip – Dove Evolution – shows a model’s transformation from pretty girl to billboard icon… and the transformation is scary!  This is what our daughters are subject to, every single day, without being aware of it.

How can they possibly live up to that ‘enhanced’ ideal??  How can ANY woman?

Kudos to Dove for taking a stand!  I believe every woman, and the men who love them, need to see the huge amount of ‘manipulation’ that goes on behind the scenes – so that they can see what is REAL, what is authentic – blemishes, frizz, cellulite and all… we cannot live up to the expectations created by the camera, and neither should we want to, or be expected to!

[Thanks to both Lipsticking and Funny Business for the pointer.]

Tags: Getting on My Soapbox

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kate // Oct 26, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Well said!!! I have gorgeous and SMART daughters and I remind them of how special they are all of the time. Beauty isn’t what they show girls in magazines (that I refuse to buy) it’s being confident, warm, caring, and real.

    Thanks for that great post!!!

  • 2 Chaotic Mom // Oct 27, 2006 at 2:15 am

    I just read about your blog over at Maryanne’s. I’ve been here before, but need to stop in more often. I loved the quote you listed. It’s true for older women as well as the young girls. ;)


  • 3 Janice // Oct 30, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    That is a great quote!

    Isn’t that clip amazing! So powerful.

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