In response to Lime’s wonderful post, I have to say that this issue makes me good and crazy.  While I agree adults have the choice to do what they wish with their bodies, we instill some of those choices early on, especially with girls.  It has to stop somewhere…So, once again, I post one of the Dove spots….see the banner on the right about Dove Self-Esteem?  This is where this clip comes from… 



Filed under culture, marketing, self esteem, women

2 responses to “Why?

  1. rock on,, cooper! the issue makes me crazy too. when my daughters who each weigh under 120 lbs tell me they are fat or have too small breasts or too wide butts i want to scream. they are beautiful and healthy and don’t need to change a thing.

    dove has it right!

  2. I tried to leave a note on Lime’s most enlightening post, but damnit, blogger was a bugger again and it would not let me. So here I iz…

    I was once a regular HNT until it became a bit too much for me. I guess I’m from the old school and think a little imagination goes a long way~ but I am not so old fashioned I don’t think people have the right to show what they want to. I just don’t prefer to see it.

    This new issue w/HNT is just crazy and I applaude Lime for taking a stand and choosing not to partake.

    Let’s face it, girls, woman are constantly being bombarded with you need to look like this, you need to act like that, you need to wear this… blah, blah, blah. I don’t see how the pretty little girls like the one in the video make it now a days~ and it saddens me. It also makes me very angry.

    I remember all too well the issues I had to go through myself as a youngster as well as with my two children. I told them what my mother told me “if that’s all they can find to pick on you about, you’ve got it made in the shade”…

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