Tag Archives: beauty standards

Seventeen Magazine then and now

Tweet Earlier today Bitch media posted this side-by-side image of Seventeen magazine in 1973 and in 2010. As you can see, the 1973 cover features a young Navajo woman with windblown hair, happily looking off camera, engaged in something going on around her. The 2010 spread — with the title “Navajo” — includes  a white [...]
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An open letter to my former dentist

Tweet Ed. note: This is guest post from Kiera Butler. Kiera is a senior editor at Mother Jones. Her first book, which is about 4-H, will be published in October 2014.  Dear Dr. B., I’m writing to tell you why I’m taking my business to different dental office. Let me explain: The last time I had [...]
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Watch this perfect parody of Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign

Tweet As we’ve written before, Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign, which tells women they’re prettier than they think they are, has always been bullshit for a few reasons — a main one being that it is “cementing a whole slew of beauty standards even as it pumps up self-esteem.” And this spot-on parody from Above Average Productions highlights [...]
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Smart isn’t beautiful

Tweet Online clothing retailer Betabrand’s new ad campaign has made a splash. Their new spring collection is modeled exclusively by PhDs and doctoral candidates. As founder Chris Lindland wrote in a statement, “Our designers cooked up a collection of smart fashions for spring, so why not display them on the bodies of women with really [...]
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“Photoshop: For that poreless android look you’ll never achieve in real life.”

Tweet For her final project in an advanced digital photography class at East Carolina University, student Anna Hill decided to highlight the ridiculousness of beauty ads by creating these mock ads for Photoshop itself. As she explains to HuffPo, ads for beauty products “really are altered so much, they may as well be advertising Photoshop rather than the [...]
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