Reality Check: Beauty, Women, Distortions

I picked this up while browsing Seth Godin’s recent post over the weekend. He had it here, as part of a riff on the new world of commercial advertising on YouTube. Good post too, but I ended up thinking this Dove commercial on YouTube deserves special attention.

(If you don’t see the video, click here for the YouTube source.)

I assume you’re aware of how much we distort the supposedly ideal beauty in women. I am. But we forget. This is a bad thing. It hurts people, both women and men, and we should remind ourselves frequently.


  • Karen says:

    Thank you for passing this on, Dove has had this program going for a while and all the messages are positive for the young women and girls they are attempting to reach. And, thanks to you and Seth, it is reaching some more of us.
    Once again – you are right on target with YOUR messages.

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