The folks at The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty have put together a movie that’s a real eye opener on why our perceptions of what beauty is (in regards to women at least) are so screwed up.
It reminds me of when I was in my early 20’s and working as a copy jerk at a local Kinko’s. We had aspiring models come in all the time to get color copies made of their pictures and I was always amazed to discover they were models because when they’re not wearing makeup and professionally done hairstyles they tend to look kinda average. They weren’t unattractive people, but they weren’t OMFGLOOKITHERSHESGORGEOUS types either, but their pictures certainly were and back then it was mostly makeup and airbrushing that made it happen. Toss in today’s advanced makeup techniques and digital photo manipulation and it’s a whole other world.
Watch the following movie and marvel as a rather plain looking woman with facial blemishes is transformed into a stunning representation of feminine beauty that doesn’t exist in reality…
And we wonder why so many women have self-image problems.