I’ve totally internalized the media images of the Ideal Male Body. Abercrombie & Fitch, galore. So, in a very 21st-century way, I often feel inadequate with my body. Like every time I walk past a mirror. Especially in summer. The amazing thing is that we’ve created these images of beauty for marketing purposes, so people will feel inadequate and will buy our products in some gut-level attempt to capture that beauty. It works.
Today a friend passed me a link to Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty at http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com. How refreshing! I especially like the video of the transformation from woman to Beauty.