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From: mommydionne
Date: 10-12-2006, 09:06 AM (1 of 4)
Check this out

It really shows how distorted the photos look compare to the real thing, I was especially blown away by the computer editing at the end, enlarging her eyes, elongating her neck!!
No wonder we are all screwed up body image wise.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
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From: MaryW
Date: 10-12-2006, 09:31 AM (2 of 4)
The young girls today have such a hard time, no wonder with this type of false representation.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: Patty22
Date: 10-12-2006, 11:09 AM (3 of 4)
I was shocked that they even edited her shoulders.

I'm a fan of the comic strip Six Chix. A couple of weeks ago they had a picture of Eleanor Roosevelt as she was in the '40's and then a picture of her if she had to deal with the media today....quite poignant.

It is sad that although as a society we "say" we are more tolerent of the differences in others.........we aren't at all; otherwise we wouldn't have a homologous concept of beauty.

My youngest did ballet for 16 years and I don't even want to get into that distorted world.

I'm just wondering though if they do THIS much airbrushing/picture editing with men? Does anyone know?
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: Bama
Date: 10-12-2006, 07:19 PM (4 of 4)
Thanks for posting this. I'm going to show it to my 14yo. We got some info from Dove in the mail that was for teenagers to read. I was impressed. It had a set of little magnets with all kinds of words for moms and daughters printed on them. We put them on the fridge and I leave her little sentences like, "My daughter is unique and always beautiful. " and "Like being different." She gets a kick out of it and reads them to her friends over the phone. :bluesmile

She left me one..... "My mom is funny"
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
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