"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Beauty Standards Run Amok

I just saw this post about photoshopping at Pandagon, and it reminded me of this creepy video, "The Evolution of a Model":



(Disclaimer: My posting of this video in is no way meant to endorse Dove and their so-called "Real Beauty" campaign, in which the soap company tries to psychologically manipulate women into believing they actually care about women's self-esteem so that they can sell them anti-aging creams and cellulite-reducing lotions. It's just a good video.)