I consider myself a somewhat fit person. I try to do yoga at least once a week. I bike to school. I force-feed myself smoothies (I’ve almost convinced myself that I like them). I also think I’m a fairly confident person. The mental image I hold of myself is, if anything, a little too gracious.
Damn girl, you’re looking fine today!
That being said, after unwillingly encountering photo after photo of perfectly photoshopped women day after day, sometimes I start feeling pretty freaking ugly.
This feeling of inadequacy, directly linked to viewing altered images, makes a lot of people wish there was a wider representation of body types in the media. We want to see people who look like us on TV and in magazines. And we want to see those people presented as attractive, not merely as comic relief or as a foil to the attractive characters. Continue reading
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I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time now, however, a picture I recently saw finally gave me the push I needed to actually get down to it.
This was not that picture:
It was however, a picture very similar. Adalia Rose, the little girl in this photo, was contrasted up next to a picture of a model, the caption beneath it reading something along the lines of “Like if you think this girl is just as pretty as this model.”
Readers, Adalia Rose is not beautiful.
And that’s okay.
Because between this and my religion posts, I’m looking to get in hot water with everyone I know…
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Tagged adalia rose, anorexia, anorexic, appeal, art, axe, beautiful, beauty, big is beautiful, Body Positive, body positive movement, confidence, courage, curvy, dove, fat, feminism, GIF, inner beauty, intelligence, know thyself, marie curie, Men, morality, obese, overweight, progeria, Real Beauty, real beauty campaign, rubenesque, sex appeal, socrates, women, zoolander
Pinterest. What is it you ask? Well, it’s a virtual bulletin board where you can find interesting pictures and articles and “pin them” for later. It’s essentially virtual hoarding, but not just hoarding of stuff, but also craft ideas, photography, tattoos, cool houses and much, much more.
Some people seem to think Pinterest is limited to women who are focused on one thing.
I’m pretty sure this only shows the men who are openly on Pinterest, ’cause John pinterests from my account all the time.
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Tagged Culture, Dieting, dove, Ernestine Shepherd, feminism, health, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, media, memes, pinterest, Real Beauty, Roni Davis, society, thin