- 11 months ago
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- 12 months ago
"“To have regret is to be disappointed with yourself and your choices. Those who are wise, see their life like stepping stones across a great river. Everyone misses a stone from time to time. No one can cross the river without getting wet. Success is measured by your arrival on the other side, not on how muddy your shoes are.”
― Colleen Houck"
- 1 year ago
First race of the 2013 year! Granted I live in Wisconsin and the temperature was in the negatives.. but hey, that’s why they called it the Frosty 5K!
- 1 year ago
i fucking hate this
The all look beautiful
I love how the dove women are different heights and sizes and are actually smiling and are all together and look proud whereas the Victoria secret woman are all the same heights and weights and are doing model poses.
I generally like this message. What I don’t like is that it’s shaming the VS models on their bodies just because they’re not bigger women. All of the women in both photos and in the whole world possess “real beauty” regardless of size, ethnicity, height, style, occupation, orientation, intelligence, sense of humor, sense of confidence, or any other thing women get judged by. Of course the VS models are doing model poses they’re effing models that’s what they’re paid for, but they’re only the same height because they’re not all standing straight which is done on purpose to make it look more streamlined and uniform because it’s an ad and that’s the purpose of most ads, especially from companies like VS. And they are MOST DEFINITELY not all the same weight come on that was just stupid to say and judgmental. They don’t even all have the same body type for heaven’s sake, just like the Dove women.
Everybody has a different body type and shape and everybody feels beautiful in a certain way, so good for them for being proud of their bodies, regardless of what others may view them as. Don’t shame the VS models just because they’re thin and don’t look like the Dove women, that’s the same as shaming the Dove women for being thick and curvy and not looking like the VS models.
^ THANK YOU, ALL OF THIS.
The above commentary is a good start but I want to add in my two cents (as I do… a lot).
First of all, shoot me for this or not, that is not “real” beauty. I don’t know what planet you’re living on where women’s bodies shine like that but it’s definitely not Earth. They are very clearly done up in globs of make up and then photo shopped on top of that with flattering lighting to boot. The VS models are beautiful women and THEIR beauty is real, but not the beauty in this VS campaign. If anything, hoisting that up as being body positive is sending a message that that’s natural when that’s as far from natural as VS could muster without outright dementing them into some otherworldly creatures.
Now, I’m not a fan of the phrase “real beauty” attached to only plus size women either, but something can be said about shooting women of all different sizes, colors, and heights without smearing the smoothing, sharpening, and lightening brushes all over their pictures.
If you’re really going to pretend that the VS Love My Body Campaign is on the same level of body positiveness as the Dove Real Beauty Campaign you really need a reality check.
Now if VS decides to release a Love My Body Campaign where the women haven’t been photoshopped into exactly what the media is tricking us into thinking we need to be, then I’ll sign on.
Super powerful!Source: tattooedcatladyy