You might want to preview the video below when no kids are around. My blog is generally family friendly, so I wouldn’t normally post something like this, but I was so impressed by the video, I wanted to share it. I love pretty things and beauty as much as the next person, but I think marketing types are exploiting women’s desires to be attractive. I wish we could be more accepting and less judgmental. I wish we could celebrate aging gracefully and be beautiful by eating healthy food and engaging in whatever forms of exercise we enjoy (e.g., playing tennis, walking the dog, taking long walks with loved ones, etc.). Instead, we’re bombarded with falsified images which we’re supposed to strive to emulate.
As always, it’s up to you whether or not you click “play.”
Fairly intense and dramatic, but really, what are some of these companies doing to our girls? Heck, to us?!
Food for thought…
One of the tools is the image manipulation test shown below. The test is targeted to girls 11-16.