Dove hired a forensic artist to draw how women see themselves versus how others see them - the results are moving.
It doesn’t matter if you’re pretty
or have things all over your face,
because what truly matters is
what’s inside you.
this is actually the most meaningful and thoughtful post i have ever seen on tumblr
-From Pornland by Gail Dines
Love this. And can I just say that I love that she mentions “hairless”? Western society thinks women are “supposed” to be hairless, but we’re fucking NOT. We are primates, just like men! We have hair! It will always grow back no matter how many times you shave or wax it [and “permanent” laser hair removal isn’t always truly permanent (not to mention the treatments are crazy expensive so the vast majority of women won’t be able to get them, even if they were 100% effective)]. It’s completely ridiculous that women are expected to de-hair themselves. I don’t expect men to de-hair themselves, and they shouldn’t expect me to.
One of the answers to “Is “Fitspo” bad for you?” from Glamour magazine. I’m so glad they consulted someone who is an actual expert on these things!
a warning about “fitspo” to those with eating disorders
Or… To anyone.
I’d like to add that thinspiration portrays thinness, thigh gaps, and flat stomachs as “perfection”… which most of us know is not possible for everyone to achieve. Genetics, body structure, height, etc all influence how thin we can become (healthily), as well as whether we can acquire concave stomachs and space between our legs.
But, and here’s the catch, the same is true for fitspo. Fitspiration portrays fitness, toned arms, hourglass obliques, and high performance as if everyone can achieve it. I’m not saying that it is wrong to strive for something, but fitspiration can be as equally damaging as thinspiration because it idealizes a “perfect” body.
It takes as much control to achieve a “fitspo” body to get a “thinspo” body, and that’s the dangerous part. Just throwing my two cents out there.
Please try not to beat yourself up today! You don’t have to be so hard on yourself!
Um, HELLOOOOOOO DID YOU SEE LOTR
Uh, okay. yeah it really annoys me that you ringers only think Dwarves are ‘good looking’ because of Kili and Thorin. UH HELLO, Gimli is one of the best looking Dwarves going. I knew Dwarves could be so hot when i watched the fellowship, duh. Anyway, wasn’t all of you guys saying ‘Why is the LOTR so perfect.’ Well if John isn’t ‘hot’ like ‘other Dwarves’ you’re just blind.
ALSO HE’S WELSH
SO YOU DON’T CALL GIMLI HOT
YOU ARE OFFENDING ME
Actually — and I think I might get some backlash for this — I’m somewhat disappointed that…ugh. Let me start over. In Lord of the Rings, Gimli is one of the only Dwarves we see, so we sort of subconsciously assume that, based on Gimli’s appearance, all other Dwarves have a similar appearance of a rotund physique, a large, protruding nose, uneven skin tone and surface, and unruly hair: an appearance that isn’t what most of the “Western world” would consider conventionally attractive.
Now I have always adored Gimli as a character, and I think John Rhys Davies did a sublime job as Gimli and was absolutely delightful. And I liked that he wasn’t conventionally attractive, like most of the Fellowship. It was an example showing that you don’t have to be gorgeous to be liked and appreciated and accepted. So when I learned that a lot of young, attractive actors were cast for The Hobbit, I was somewhat disappointed. I was hoping to see lots of other not-conventionally-attractive-yet-charming-and-fun-and-lovable Dwarves like Gimli. I sort of feel like it’s selling out to opt for actors that will bring in fangirls, but then again, it just makes good business sense, and if they play the part well, then who cares?
I dunno. I just wanted to put my opinion out there. :)
I love this gif set. The youtube video is just as powerful (a bit more so, actually). Hopefully someday the world will see that the woman in the first gif is more beautiful than the ‘finished product’. Why? Because she’s beautiful without makeup. She’s gorgeous!
Furthermore, I think the final ‘image’ of her is creepy.