Dove: Real Beauty or Scripted?

This video released by Dove has gotten a great deal of traffic.  The first time I saw it I wanted to cry. Why do women have a hard time seeing past their internal insecurities?  Yes, you are beautiful just as you are, flaws and all.

I watched it again…One woman said it would change the wayshe treated other people including her children. Why would she treat her children different just because someone else thought she was beautiful?  That statement confused me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttESvtgiJPk&feature=player_embedded

Is Dove still focused on the external? These women were all attractive and slender.   We get that women have a tendency to not appreciate our own beauty.  What about women that don’t live up to the accepted standard of beauty.  Either because of age or weight or maybe awkward features, these women should be celebrated too.  So what do you think, social changing campaign or  really slick advertising that makes us want to rush out and buy Dove so we to can feel pretty too?

You are beatiful so turn up the music and dance!

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  1. Joni Hahn aka Sophie Greyson

    I think this is a beautiful video. I see I am not alone in my critical analysis of myself. We women put so much unnecessary pressure on ourselves. We should love who we are – after all, God does not make mistakes.

    • jolenenavarro

      It does amaze me how hard we are on ourselves. I agree, God made us all to be captivating, why can’t we see it.

  2. L. E. Carmichael

    I get what Dove was trying to do, but I think they undercut their own intentions by featuring women who are, for the most part, consistent with current standards of beauty. The whole thing makes me a little uneasy…

    • jolenenavarro

      I’m right with you. It is sad that any woman dosn’t see her true beauty. I wish they had use a larger variety of women. It did make me cry the first time I saw it.

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