The Great MindfuckWednesday, April 11, 2012
THIS IS NOT REAL
Overly photoshopped images like the one above are pure mind fuckery. I'm sorry to use strong language if you are one that hates cussing, but I can't find any better word.
I know I talk a lot about clothing and accessories, but that doesn't mean that's all I am. I am a passionate woman and mother that has a young child and I fiercely believe that media literacy is vital. I use my platforms of SKORCH and this blog to give the world REAL images of REAL women in the hope I will inspire one woman at a time to realize they are beautiful and perfect as they are.
I think EVERY woman and man needs to watch the below series from one of the most amazing women I know, Jean Kilbourne Ed.D.
She takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.
Trust me, once you watch this, you will think about advertising/photoshop/weight/sex differently.
Please tell Jean how much this has moved you on FB - tell her I sent you - http://www.facebook.com/JeanKilbourne.
Wanted to get involved?
If you are in the Southern California area, check out this amazing event where fellow Full Figured Fashion Front Blogger Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista will be speaking. Click poster for details.
And check out this amazing organization, Teen Voices, who support and educate teen girls to amplify their voices and create social change through media. Teen Voices was founded in 1988 by two young women in Cambridge, Massachusetts who believed in the power of girls and young women to create social change through writing and art. Their vehicle of choice was the production and publication of Teen Voices, a glossy magazine by, for, and about teen girls.
Be an instrument of CHANGE.