Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Beauty Myth

The real truth about beauty-a major global study reported:

The definition of beauty has become something limiting and unattainable, as if, only thin, young and blond were beautiful.

As published by Dove, according to a study they did:

-ONLY 2% of women around the world describe themselves as beautiful
-81% of women in the U.S. agreed that the media and advertising has set unrealistic standards.



And people still wonder why so many women/girls are unhappy with the way they look no matter how many hours they spend on themselves...

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will not find it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

7 comments:

Artistic Logic said...

oh the many wonders of photoshop! lol
but yea just like anything else, it shud b used not abused =\
and this is called abusing (i was about to write abusation, this is what 14 hours of work + school does to me)....
i liked the quote at the end =)

supreem said...

yea boi. no one needs to photoshop me ;) mashaAllah.

Mrs. Cullen said...

omg!!!!

Constructive Attitude said...

i wonder what i would look like if they did that to my picture.

Constructive Attitude said...

p.s. i love dove. i think they're campaign for real beauty is something that was much needed in this day and age.

Falling Up said...

Their shampoo is bad on my hair. icky.
but with that aside, yes, the campaign for real beauty is great and everything but people don't appreciate it so much. Like snake CHarmer said in my fair&lovely post, how people said they didnt want to see fat people in their underwear or something along those lines.
But I think we need to persist and then people will get used to the idea of real beauty again..just like how they got used to trashiness, sexuality everywhere, etc.

Artistic Logic said...

dove shampoo makes me sad
its a waste