Tuesday, October 02, 2007

lunch hour thinking

Still here at work, right now eating my lunch over the computer. I just saw this on the news wires and thought it was interesting (sorry if you are someone who also just received this in an email from me...I forget about my blog sometimes!)

I don't have a daughter, but beauty/myths/perceptions/self-esteem & the intersection of all of those issues with modern media have always been a great interest of mine. Too bad I have not had an opportunity to work on a beauty account (yet?) Imagine how it feels to be a part of this work. The entire campaign is brilliant.

12 comments:

hqm said...

That is fantastic!!!!!!
Especially, because I am the mother of three girls. I am already hearing them use words like...fat, skinny, ugly, pretty...UGH!!!
What a positive message...I hope it is broadcast nationwide. I know some mothers already coloring their daughters hair at 8 years old. That hit a nerve with me...it is like saying the "real" you isn't good enough!
Thanks for sharing...I am passing it along!

homedaisy said...

love it! love it! i will share this with my class. as i am teaching middle and high school girls, i so worry about this issue with them. it is so hard to grow up. why don't we just appreciate our bodies for WORKING?

Nunnie's Attic said...

I love this! It's high time the beauty industry realizes that true beauty lies within!

Love,
Julie

Bethany Hissong said...

This is great... I've always told my daughter how beautiful she is because of the whole package--outside and inside--and that she is unique. My mom told me that too...I wanted to be unique. It is also important for daughters to hear they are attractive and loved by their daddies too. Otherwise they want to hear it from another male in his place. And we don't need that yet!!!

jilly said...

I love that too, I don't have a daughter either, but that is something I could really get behind. Thanks!

linda said...

That was great! I have a twelve year old daughter and the marketing towards that demographic is intense...I am sharing that film with her. Thanks!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a positive message! I'm going to have my boys watch this. I don't have any girls but I want my sons to understand how important it is not to objectify women. Thank you for sharing this. P.S. - I just looked at your before and after pics and you have done a beautiful job! Just lovely.

Lisa said...

OMG! How sad is that. I watched that with my 3 year old daughter on my lap, Makes me want to cry. SIGH, why cant we all just be happy with the way we are? Our husbands love us, our kids love us, why cant WE love us? Your all beautiful.Support that campaign, Dove really gets it!


Lisa
coastalnest

Kate said...

If I didn't already love Dove products, I would buy them simply because they are taking this approach -- great ad!

Jill said...

Fabulous campaign. The plastic surgery images really got to me. It's so sad what women go through to look the way we're told is "attractive."

Kellie said...

That just makes me want to buy Dove products so they will do more things like this... I worry so much about my daughter and images just like those in the commericals... I have a friend who has suddenly gotten really obsessed with appearance and weight and fashion and all that, and I totally see the same thing in her young girls... I hope Dove's mission works because I would support it! Thanks so much for posting this!

J's Crew said...

I love the campaign, all of them in fact, but what I was thinking was that the girl in the comercial IS beautiful, what about the little girl who isn't??? I am so glad I am the mother of two boys!!! I can't even imagine!