Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Love your body!

Today, October 18th, is Love Your Body Day!

"Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?"

Some thought-provoking advertisements are posted on the site.


Cliff said...

Can't agree more.

Comm's said...

surprized A&F wasn't listed there

mipper said...

one reason why i cannot buy fashion magazines or watch television. i put enough pressure on myself, i don't need advertisements making it worse. thanks for the post. today, i will love my body. ;)

21st Century Mom said...

Good stuff! Good to show it is bad, that is.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a daughter but I'm teaching my son the whole point of Ads and commercials.
To make their opinion your opinion and to make your money their money.
Thanks for the post :)
I will love my body!

jbmmommy said...

I'm still working on the concept myself, but I'm fortunate that I've never really paid too much attention to those types of ads. At least not consciously. Good thoughts!