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Dove Takes A Stand On 'Real' Beauty

Hits: 7950 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: sutra46
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QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 2:40:46 PM
I agree with Fwoggie, whence all the vitriol?

I mean aside from the fact that the commercialized North American standard of beauty doesn't occur in nature and makes life miserable for most women. Oh and men too, lest I forget.

It's beginning to happen more often for men as well. I remember a story about a guy who had all the symptoms, he ate too little and exercised too much because he was never big or muscular enough and at one point was hospitalized because he was near death. He had to go through therapy and a long recovery.

It really is bizarre how this can be pinned down to a specific geographic area too, North America. This only seems to affect us. It does not seem to happen in Europe for example. I wonder why? More cultural comfort? Less general fear of the natural body?

Bottom line is this speaks for the majority of us, actual corporeal humans, not plastic dolls with the dimensions of a corpse.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5021 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 2:40:44 PM
Fwoggie2

I just find dove's insinuation that only chubby girls are "real" to be in insulting. It reminds me of the way sarah palin thinks you are only a "real" american if you are a blue collar worker living in some small town in the middle of nowhere.

Skinny hot girls are just as real as fat ugly girls. There are just far far fewer of them.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11186 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 2:14:46 PM
@Fwoggie2
I was thinking the same dude
If Dove says no touching up,
why touch up?

Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 1:18:43 PM
Wow so much hate, you'd think this was yet another pro gun post...

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5021 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 1:00:27 PM
As a professional graphic designer and as someone who dates a REAL skinny girl, and has dated REAL skinny girls, go f.uck yourself.

People want to look at the pinnacle of beauty as decided on by the majority. If a woman doesn't fit into that because of genetics, or a lack of self discipline, fine. But don't pander to them with bulls.hit like this.

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 12:00:28 PM
Well if professional graphic designers download sketchy stuff from reddit to do their work, and then are so annoyed at having lost 10 seconds that they send in the original photo and get fired... And if that also happens to every subsequent designer who gets hired to replace the previous one... Well then the issue will have been fixed! gj!

Martomator
Male, 13-17, Australia
 89 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 11:50:45 AM
drat YOU DOVE. Graphic designers are hard working technicians, with deadlines, who are instructed how to edit a photo by the types of PR retards that created this video.

punk7634
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 194 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 11:24:30 AM
All that "beautify" action looks like it did was take a natural skin tone and give it a slight sunburn or allergic reaction. No designer with any sort of self respect would download that. Nor would a professional use an action off of reddit.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 11:22:21 AM

blah blah blah
It's your own damn fault. If women didn't buy the magazines with the manipulated, scarecrow thin models on the cover, then they'd stop doing it. Don't buy products that have those photos on the package. You have the power in your purse, stop whining about it.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13431 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 10:37:47 AM
I would!

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2075 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 10:16:21 AM
Wouldn't it be far more effective to not hire art directors, etc., that use images that have been manipulated? I mean, if you're serious and not just running a new ad/sales campaign designed to make folks think you're all of a sudden ethical, so they'll buy more of your crap.

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2342 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 9:59:32 AM
i feel like i won't make it through winter if my woman doesn't have a lil meat on her

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5786 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 9:36:08 AM
edana- you say that- but largely due to photoshop the perceptions of young people have changed. They do not have any idea that the looks they covet are not achievable. Photos have always been retouched- I have a charming example on my wall circa 1910 with thighs enlarged. But the way photos are manipulated so heavily it has altered the standard of beauty far too much.

tyger9575
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 299 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 9:34:25 AM
I think Peter Griffin said it best, "You know what really grinds my gears? You, America! F*CK YOU!"

edana42
Female, 50-59, Eastern US
 2505 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:55:58 AM
That is just mean of Dove....

While I understand their concept, they are targeting the wrong people. Advertisers only produce what sells. Sex sells. It is society's ideal images that need to change. How do you think stupid reality shows and pseudo celebrities make it big ----- you society! Yes, YOU.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3667 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:55:29 AM

Dear women,

Photoshop doesn't create beauty. You gotta starve yourself, torture yourself in the gym, stick your finger down your throat, paint on makeup, spend on the latest fashion, get your hair did, do your nails, etc.....

Or...You can make me a sammich, and you'll be beautiful for ever!

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3399 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:46:50 AM
I used to be a professional retoucher. This seems absurd to me, because no professional retoucher is going to download a "beautify" action from the web. The only people they're going to affect are amateur photographers.

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:38:47 AM
Dear Group of employed people, we wish you to be unemployed, Love Dove.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5717 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 8:12:56 AM
Everyone's got a mortgage to pay.

one47master
Male, 18-29, Europe
 38 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:59:32 AM
That fake action was hideous. No self respecting graphic designer will use that or even be tempted by it. Also, why do they feel the need to remind the artist that they just need to go back to undo the changes. Who would not know to do that if their job all day is to do these things and who wouldn't check the action to see what it does and how it works before using it. and who uses downloaded actions anyway. I would assume professionals have a collection of thier own made actions that they use daily. This advert annoys me more than it probably should

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 866 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:47:37 AM
I thought it was pretty funny.

Magicant
Female, 18-29, Canada
 275 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:34:00 AM
Dove is full of hypocrites. The whole campaign is just awful.

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1934 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:23:27 AM
But I prefer the "After" pics. Im just trying to rub one out here, not see pictures of the same girls I can see at work and at the store and on the bus and.....

rncotton
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 419 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:21:30 AM
Well that should piss 'em off ...

WorldOfJames
Male, 18-29, Europe
 932 Posts
Friday, March 08, 2013 7:21:22 AM
bit crappy the way it makes the people who touch up pictures for a job the bad guys. it's just a job at the end of the day, blame the people who tell them what to do

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