November Reader @novemberreader ?active 2 months ago
November Reader commented on the blog post “Dove Real Beauty,” self-esteem, and One Direction 2 months ago · View
Excellent discussion. I hated the first Dove campaign, which boiled down to:
“You’re perfect as you are even though we’ve photographed you to look somewhat ridiculous in your undies, go use your cellulite cream.”
And let’s not forget that Dove’s parent company, Lever Bros. sells skin whitening cream in other parts of the world.
This is horrible news, but I take strong exception to the statement that all of us failed this teenager. Some of us do speak up. We’re often not very popular. Please hold the generalizations.
I’m probably around the same age as the author, perhaps a little older. Although not yet completely invisible, I’m quite familiar with this phenomenon. I have to admit that I’m a bit disappointed to see this here. Women have been on notice for DECADES that power and money and achievement are important to happiness and [...]