Monday, December 27, 2010
Because Reality is just never Good Enough
Jezebel's Photoshop Hall of Shame for the Year: http://jezebel.com/5716222/the-best-of-the-years-worst-photoshops/gallery/?skyline=true&s=i
OK, you have some incredibly gorgeous, thin model totalling rocking this rosy-hued, ruffled tank and jeans combo.
But is she good enough for the advertising gods???
They have to use photoshop to give this already picture perfect model an even smaller waist (increasing that all important hip to waist ratio), and then add a little shadowing to make who boobs look bigger.
And, in the process the advertising gods drive thousands of young girls to unsustainable, unhealthy dieting practices to try to look look an artificial, unreal image.
The image on the right is not reality. For most of us, even the image on the left isn't reality. It's just plain old impossible to look like this without the fortune of good genes.
But instead of encouraging women to watch their weight for their health and happiness, advertisers promote unrealistic images of unreal women. Women we can never be, nor should we want to be.