And after reading some of the notes under this post which are for the Dove ad, all I have to say is stop with this fucking bullshit. All women, both skinny and curvy and whatever are fucking real. And there’s no fucking “real beauty” out there, and nor Dove neither Victoria’s Secret can tell how the fuck I should look like to feel more “womanly”.
You guys know that by putting emphasis on the one side (on the curvy, so called REALLY BEAUTIFUL OMG women) of this thing, the results are contradictory to its base which is that stereotypes should be universally cashiered.
Basically this stupid dove ad demonizes the images of skinny girls only to the context that these girls are just models and thus not real and makes those girls/women feel alienated because they don’t have the proper body ratio that dove considers to be womanly and real enough. This kind of control (well all kinds of it) is hideous.
It’s doesn’t fight the stereotypes or the idealization (the one of the “victoria’s secret“‘s ad), it creates another one.
Okay, I wish I would NEVER have to make a post like this.. but here it is.
That’s Emily, a girl I’ve known for about 10 years. That’s her face a couple of days after her boyfriend beat the shit out of her. She has to get facial surgery for broken bones, a titanium plate inserted for her “pulverized cheekbones”.
She has been amazingly open about her experience and very optimistic, retaining her sense of humour, but her ex-boyfriend hasn’t been caught yet. He beat her in Arizona but he might be out of the state by now.
His name is Chris Young. He’s a raver and a DJ. I’m not friends with him on facebook, so I can’t get any better pictures than that. But you can see that she trusted him. And he broke that trust in trying to break her.
If you see him, please call the Tucson Police. IF you know ANYTHING about him, call the police.
It’d be great if people could reblog this for her.