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And they wonder why we have unreal expectations of ourselves!

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Nov. 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM

bumpmirrorwe rock

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Nov. 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Advertising...grrr...unreal expectations.

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Nov. 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM


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Nov. 3, 2010 at 3:40 PM


But WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL!  Just as we are, right now.  Beauty is everywhere.

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Nov. 3, 2010 at 4:18 PM

I love finding things people post that help me be a good mom IMO. Thank you for this post. I can show this to my son, he is fast approaching 17 years of age. I can show this to my new daughter in marriage, she is fast approaching 19 years of age. Tonight we will watch this together as we melt smores in our fireplace on one of our first cold fall nights. I can use the post as a teaching tool, while gaining insight into the way my teens minds are operating. I can't wait to spend time with them [ it is *SO* rare we are all together in the same moment for down time, she works after school, he is a football guy, bla...bla...bla.] and discuss feelings, thoughts, emotions, sociology, materialism, sexism, etc... The list is endless. We could be engaging in conversation all night. Hey, a mom can dream, can't she? Thank you *SO* much for the post !! Kudos !!

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Nov. 3, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

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Nov. 4, 2010 at 12:29 AM

So very true. When I went for modeling at a young woman I was to be accepted even with my Acne (I went for it because people told me I was too ugly for anyone to love). They told me how they could "fix" my imperfections. So almost all of those models has imperfections. 

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Nov. 4, 2010 at 12:41 PM

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting. as a person who detests even everyday makeup, not to mention all the distorted representations of the face in this video, i stand firm in agreement that anyone can be beautiful, naturally.

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Nov. 4, 2010 at 1:05 PM

It is truly sad, how others "think" women should look like.  But sadly Even if everyone in the world saw this video, not half of them would listen to the message it is portraying.  I hope my daughter who is three can grow up to not caring about all that stuff, by all means, be girly and all that, but she is beautiful just the way she it. 

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Nov. 4, 2010 at 1:15 PM

I believe you can be girlie and not hyped up in that. Dress the way you want, do what you want, do your make up the way you like. Don't let everyone tell you how to be. The whole point is we don't have to be a cookie cutter society portraying one way of style because that is what a magazine and society demands. Be different and be happy that you are different. 

We are way too obsessed with how we are not like everyone else and how we want to fit in with that certain type of person so we all go and buy the blonde hair dye and by the exact same Mac make up that person wears in the magazine and we are overly depressed about how it doesn't work on us. We cry that we are too "fat" in that same style. The make up makes us looks too "pale" or too "dark". Or for whatever reason we feel it makes us look bad. Because society wants us to feel bad about ourselves so we depend on them to make us feel better. That is how they make the money. So you buy those super awesome weight loss pills that are crap. Or what ever is on the market selling something to make you be or feel like a better woman. 

You like black nail polish? Wear it.

You like dressing punk? Do it.

You want to be natural? Embrace it.

Don't let society tell you anything different about yourself. Took me years to figure this out myself. 

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