by Jillian Dara @ SWAAY
Fri Sep 22 07:00:06 PDT 2017
From fashion week to superhero firsts, this week was all about the role of women; with a female, and even one male leader, using their talent and opportunity in the spotlight to draw attention to the significance of increasing female roles in society.
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by Roselyn Monroyo @ Dove Women – Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads | Saipan Tribune
Wed May 10 13:04:08 PDT 2017
Paire Football Club and Shirley’s FC clinched the championships in the 2017 Dove Women’s Spring League after getting the best records in their respective divisions. Paire registered an 8-1-1 win-draw-loss mark in Division A to beat three other teams, while Shirley’s prevailed against four other squa...
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Wonder Woman Soars, Inspires and Delights - Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers...and her true destiny.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Omicron Phi Zeta Chapter and the Women of the Dove Foundation present its annual Pearl and Lace Mother-Daughter Tea. Please join us for an afternoon of tea, refreshments, entertainment, and door prizes. This special event allows mothers and daughters to have a girl's day dressed in their "Sunday best". Bring your sisters, girlfriends, mother, daughters and aunts. Seating is limited so purchase your ticket today. Proceeds will benefit the Women of the Dove Foundation scholarship program and community outreach efforts.
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Northern Marianas Sports Association had a full roster of awardees for May as five athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance last month. First on the list was tennis player Carol Lee, who got the NMSA/Tan Siu Lin Foundation Female Student Athlete of the Month as he won her first Juniors ITF world ranking tournament after seeing action in a series of competitions in Morocco. Lee was paired with the U.S. Skyler Marie Grace Grishuk and they defeated Gabon’s Ella Avomo and Serbia’s Elena Gemovic in the doubles finals of the RUC Tennis Junior Open. Lee, who also participated and earned world ranking points in the ITF/CAT North African Circuit 2017 and 2017 Mediterranée Avenir, went back to Fiji after her last tournament in Morocco and won, too the women’s open doubles crown in the (with South Africa’s Roxanne Clark) Fiji Tattslotto Open Tennis Championships 2017. Ji Min Woo played in the same tournament in Fiji and was named the NMSA/Tan Siu Lin Foundation Male Student Athlete of the Month for ruling the boy 15 singles event of the 110th edition of the annual contest. Woo, a finalist in the 2017 West Pacific Regional Championships that was also held last month, downed favored Maui Leflon of Vanuatu in the division finals, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, to earn the nod of NMSA members. Meanwhile, the other May awardees were soccer’s Gillian Villagomez and bowling’s Simon Manacop and Janice Camacho. Villagomez shared the NMSA/Tan Siu Lin Foundation Female Student Athlete of the Month with Lee for getting the Golden Boot award in the 2017 Dove Women’s Spring Football League. The Saipan International School student collected 11 goals in the Division A games and was also among the top scorers (with seven goals) in the 2017 NMIFA-PSS High School Interscholastic Football League. Manacop and Camacho, on the other hand, were named Male and Female Athletes of the Month for dominating the 35th CNMI May Masters Tournament. Manacop won the singles, doubles, team, and All Events, missing just the May Masters crown itself in his bid to sweep the five divisions. Camacho took the May Masters tiara in the women’s division and earned the top honors in the doubles and team categories.
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by Monisha Kapur @ SWAAY
Sun Sep 17 18:47:55 PDT 2017
Women are doing more and more to make their voices heard. They are making bold moves in their careers and at home. More women are entering into fields such as politics, science, technology and they are starting more businesses. T
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To break the unrealistic image of women portrayed in media, Dove and Mindshare Denmark have teamed up to create an amazing campaign called Image_Hack.
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by Roselyn Monroyo @ Dove Women – Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads | Saipan Tribune
Wed May 03 13:06:53 PDT 2017
MP United Football Club won two of its three make-up games in Division B of the 2017 Dove Women’s Spring League last week. MP United first dueled Shirley’s FC last April 26 at the Francisco Mendiola Sablan Middle School Field and pulled off a 1-0 victory. Then last Sunday, MP United shut down Kagman...
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by Katie Smith @ Babble
Wed Sep 20 17:08:18 PDT 2017
Why do we feel it’s OK to pass judgment and rip another woman apart?
The post Jenna Dewan Tatum Gets Mom-Shamed for Sexy Instagram Pic — and Her Response Is Perfect appeared first on Babble.
by Karen Johnson @ Babble
Tue Sep 19 15:00:30 PDT 2017
"We don't all look the same. We are curvy, strong, muscular, tall, small, just to name a few, and all the same: we are women and proud!"
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by Gabriella De Gracia @ Affinity Magazine
Fri Sep 22 20:19:12 PDT 2017
Every policy-making decision taken or announced by any member of the Trump regime seems to be indicative of us as a society taking 100 steps back into a dark and recessive past. A past where women were are stupid and just emotionally unbalanced by nature, where a racist is a cool thing to be, where the state of our planet doesn’t matter, and where the economy isn’t constantly on the brink of a recession Now added to the new list of ridiculous policies is a move rescinding a guideline put in place by the Obama administration that had been put in place to protect victims of sexual assault by the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Her defense? It denied proper due process to those accused and ‘‘lacked basic elements of fairness.’’ Due process? The last thing we need for victims of sexual assault is further proof of a failing justice system. Where the women who experienced assault are put on trial more than the defendants themselves. Where they are interrogated and judged for how much they were drinking, the height of their hemlines, or their sexual history. As for ‘fairness’, the head of the department of education is run by a woman who has never attended a public school in her life and weaseled her way into politics by rubbing elbows with the biggest spoiled narcissist that has ever existed. She is now making policies that affect millions of students around the country. She just reversed Title IX, and in doing so, she just reversed years of progress made to combat sexual assault on college campuses. This decision made by a bogus administration is putting the lives of thousands of young people at risk. Betsy DeVos a puppet for the president notorious for ‘grabbing women by the p*ssies’ is -like most things when it comes to this administration- disappointing but sadly, hardly surprising at all Not surprisingly, the only people coming to her defense are conservative-leaning organizations run by men. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, (I’ll admit it’s cleverly named, as it then becomes shortened to FIRE) are all for this new policy. “The campus justice system was and is broken, With the end of this destructive policy, we finally have the opportunity to get it right, ” said Robert Shibley, FIRE’s executive director. Do not be fooled, though. Several people are definitely not happy with this decision. Bernie Sanders and Kirsten Gillibrand were very vocal about their disapproval of this decision. This is a disgrace and a disservice to everyone who has worked to address sexual violence. Congress must act to undo this terrible decision. https://t.co/OcuJez0Gff — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 22, 2017 “This is a disgrace and a disservice to everyone who has worked to address sexual violence. Congress must act to undo this terrible decision,” tweeted Sanders. Shameful. This decision will hurt and betray students, plain and simple. https://t.co/b2syuMM4ma — Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) September 22, 2017 Gillibrand, The New York Senator, also tweeted, “Shameful. This decision will hurt and betray students, plain and simple.”
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Sat Jan 04 09:26:26 PST 2014
Dove is running out of ideas.
by Katy Jackman @ Babble
Thu Aug 24 10:00:29 PDT 2017
"Talk to the woman not about her."
The post Blogger’s Important Reminder for Moms This School Year Is a Must-Read appeared first on Babble.
by Jill Robbins @ Babble
Wed Sep 13 08:30:19 PDT 2017
"Beauty is pushing forward and not giving up."
The post This Badass Mom, Teacher, and Amputee Is Redefining What “Real Beauty” Truly Means appeared first on Babble.
by Diedre Anthony @ Babble
Mon Sep 11 09:30:24 PDT 2017
I've seen the looks. I've been asked the questions. But I'm determined to rise above them — and show my daughters how to do the same.
The post How Confronting Stereotypes About My Own Race Is Helping Me Raise Strong Daughters appeared first on Babble.
by Richy Rosario @ Vibe
Thu Mar 30 09:57:02 PDT 2017
It's EVERY woman's year of "yes."
by Amy Corcoran @ SWAAY
Sun Sep 17 20:32:11 PDT 2017
L‘Oréal’s Women in Digital Next Generation Awards have, for five years now, been elevating and encouraging women in tech to go beyond themselves and produce ideas, creations that world needs. They feed innovation, foster creativity and help to kickstart the competition’s finalists’ futures.
The post L’Oreal’s Women in Digital Awards Take Tech to Task appeared first on SWAAY.
All soap bottles—I mean, women—are beautiful as they are.
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Kristina Esfandiari is King Woman. Following her debut EP as Miserable, Kristina returns to her original solo-moniker for the Dove / Fond Affections cassingle/ digital single – her second release as King Woman. Building on the haunting folk of 2013’s Degrida / Sick Bed single, “Dove” is a slow-burning, muscular, and above all, monstrous song. Clocking in at over 15 minutes, it is by far the most emotive of Kristina’s recent compositions. “Fond Affections”, a cover of the classic Rema-Rema song follows, and although it is slightly less expansive in it’s seven minute run-time, it is equally powerful and poignant. Kristina’s take on the 4AD standard made popular by This Mortal Coil is nothing short of gorgeous – a true testament to her development as a songwriter, and a hint of what’s to come from this project’s future releases.Dove / Fond Affections will be available on June 17th as both a digital download and on a limited edition cassingle. The cassette tape will be pressed on three variants (White, Clear, and Purple), each limited to just 50 copies, fit with a three-panel J-card. The cassingle will also include a bonus track – B. Wild’s remix of “Dove”.All purchases include a digital download of the release.Dove / Fond Affections is also available in a Starter Pack including King Woman's new Doubt EP on 12" vinyl, or cassette tape.
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Our Kelly Rib Dove espadrille features a Dove Metallic Grosgrain Ribbon and Jute Sole. Meticulously Hand-crafted in Spain. The heel is 3 inches in height. Leath
Dove! It's just like . . . us? In the iconic drugstore brand's latest #RealBeauty campaign, it features a lineup of body washes that oddly resemble the
Most of us who own a television, smartphone, or computer have seen a Dove commercial before, but, have you listened to their message? In the year 2004 the Dove Self Esteem Project was launched. The idea
Dove has released a video of an interesting social experiment called #ChooseBeautiful that challenged women around the world to decide to be beautiful and reevaluate their self-image – for the better. In the campaign, women at stations in Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, San Francisco and London were given the simple choice of entering through a Beautiful door or an Average door.
by Chaunie Brusie @ Babble
Mon Sep 11 10:00:48 PDT 2017
"'Empty' means that I have the knowledge and experience to be a caring and compassionate woman to others who know what empty feels like."
The post How One Grieving Mother’s “Empty Photo Project” Is Highlighting Stories of Child Loss appeared first on Babble.
Happy 100th Birthday to Dr. Asima Chatterjee, an Indian Chemist Who Changed the Way the World Views Science
by Astha Sharma @ Affinity Magazine
Sat Sep 23 12:36:02 PDT 2017
Today, even Google Doodles celebrates the 100th birthday of Asima Chatterjee, an Indian organic chemist best known for her works on anti-malarial drugs. If you lived during the 1900’s-1950’s in India, you would know that not many girls even dreamed of pursuing careers in science, even girls today in India are forced by family members to just clean and get married, and studies were not important. However, Chatterjee has become a role model for many girls (and women) who want much, much more than what society tells them they’re supposed to do. Asima Chatterjee (née Mookerjee) was born on September 23, 1917, in Bengal, but grew up in Kolkata She had received honors from the Scottish Church College and University of Calcutta. Chatterjee had done much research but was primarily focused on natural products chemistry, and created alkaloids for chemotherapy, anti-malarial, and anti-convulsants drugs. Later in life, she became the second woman (the first being Janaki Ammal) to be given a Doctorate of Science, by an Indian University and was in the Lady Brabourne College in the University of Calcutta. Organic sciences back in the 1900’s were not easy, it involved getting your hands dirty, and countless amounts of fails, and added the number of people telling her that she could never, it must have been an impossible task to conduct her experiments, but the doctor kept her head up, rightfully earning many achievements and forever changing the way world saw science. Asima was also well-known for her forty year long research on a naturally occurring compound called alkaloids, that are made of basic nitrogen atoms. Alkaloids are now often used for chemotherapy and to divide the cells in cancer patients. Other provisions to science by Chatterjee consist of the structure of ajmalicine and sarpagine, was the first person who considered stereo-configuration of sargpagine, calculated the actions of Lewis acids on coumarins, and so much more. She had also received many awards, being the first female to be awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, became the first female scientist to be the General President of the Indian Science Congress Association, and was nominated by Zail Singh, the former President of India, to join the Rajya Sabha. Asima Chatterjee broke many barriers and expectations for girls in India, who had already been discouraged and led away from science, and we could never thank her enough for all her contributions — not only for science, but for people.
We didn't know bottle positivity was a thing.
Do you need a break from the stressful holiday frenzy? You know, long lines, large crowds, and overly aggressive shoppers? If so, we have the perfect event for you!Join the Women of the Dove Foundation (WDF) for a nice glass of wine at the Sip for Scholarships Wine Tasting Event. All proceeds will benefit the Women of the Dove’s scholarship program.The event will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at Olney Winery located in Olney, MD. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. This includes:A tasting of five winesComplimentary hors d'oeuvres50/50 raffleA coupon for $3 towards the purchase of a bottle of wine (available for use the day of the event only)A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.WDF is the charitable arm of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omicron Phi Zeta Chapter (Washington, DC). Each year, WDF awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
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Dove debuted six body wash bottles in different shapes and sizes as part of the company's latest campaign to celebrate women and their bodies.But rather than celebrate the campaign, social media handed Dove a...
Women's body confidence. It's a tough issue. There is no simple answer nor resolution to the fact that roughly every second woman in the world has self esteem issues. To counteract this stifling statistic, the U.N, working in conjunction with the Dove Self Esteem Project are hoping to reverse the effects of unrealistic body portrayals by the media, and the scrutiny women are under constantly to maintain a 'shapely' figure.
What is with the stunt beauty packaging lately?
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Dove is committed to helping women realise their personal potential for beauty by engaging them with products that deliver real care.
by Rachael Moshman @ Babble
Thu Aug 24 11:00:22 PDT 2017
As a size 22, I can't tell you what that means.
The post ‘Project Runway’s’ New Models Prove Women of All Sizes Deserve Clothes They Can Feel Good In appeared first on Babble.
Since 1993, Dove Harbor has provided a safe haven and healthy home for more than 350 women and children who had found themselves in crisis situations. These women desired to change their lifestyles,...
by Chaunie Brusie @ Babble
Sat Aug 19 13:00:22 PDT 2017
Why is the first assumption always that my husband is the important person to talk to?
The post My Husband’s Not the Only One Capable of Making Important Decisions, You Know appeared first on Babble.
Acceptance is one thing. Asking women to visually categorize their bodies is quite another.
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Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes—and so do dank memes about Dove.
by Roselyn Monroyo @ Dove Women – Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads | Saipan Tribune
Tue May 23 13:00:37 PDT 2017
The 2017 Dove Women’s Spring League concluded last Sunday with the organizing Northern Mariana Islands Football Association honoring the top individual performers and outstanding teams in all three divisions at the Chacha Oceanview Middle School Field. NMIFA Executive Committee member Patricia Colem...
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by Katy Anderson @ Babble
Wed Sep 20 08:00:34 PDT 2017
If you don't laugh, you cry.
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by Eva Kretsinger-Walters @ Affinity Magazine
Sun Sep 24 06:35:23 PDT 2017
Science has traditionally been considered a man’s field: most scientific achievements are accredited to men, and the best-known scientists are male. Physics is a particularly male-dominated field, and female physicists often experience bias, unequal opportunities and a lack of support. As female scientists become more accepted, however, their opportunities are slowly widening. But this does not mean that things will be equal between male and female scientists for a long time. The disparity in the experiences of male and female scientists is longstanding. There has always been a stigma against girls studying physics, likely in part due to the belief that women should stay home and to take care of children and do domestic work; and that, if women do, in fact, work outside the home, they are only capable of jobs less demanding than typically male professions. This social construct manifests in the many signals girls receive to the effect that science, especially physics, is more fit for boys. Girls in single-sex schools are two and a half times more likely to take physics than their co-educated counterparts. In English state co-educational schools, 49% of teachers did not send a single female student to study physics at A-level, according to a study conducted by the Institute of Physics. In addition, a study conducted by the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center demonstrated that women in physics comprised only 14% of the faculty and 20% of all undergraduate and graduate students. This suggests that the odds are stacked against a girl before she even contemplates pursuing physics. She has to battle her teacher’s disparaging attitudes and compete with her male counterparts to prove that she is just as worthy as they. She is practically alone in a field dominated by men. And if she does, against all odds, succeed in her field, she still has to wrestle the derogatory attitudes her equally-qualified male co-workers impose. Their sexism comes in many forms, from microaggressions to blatant trespasses. If she were to arrive at work looking put-together and sharp, especially if she were to sport makeup or jewelry, she would be accused of spending too much time of superficial matters and not dedicating enough attention to her duties as a physicist. This is simply a daily transgression that must be borne. Some infractions, however, are so severe that they threaten to diminish her entire career. For example, when women and men with equally impressive backgrounds and experiences were scored, the women generally scored lower in scientific competency. The few women who were equal in score to men had about three additional publications in prestigious scientific magazines. Harassment experienced by women in male-dominated fields (e.g., scientific ones) is a longstanding problem. According to a recent survey published by the American Astronomical Society’s Committee (AAS) that studied 426 female astronomers, the great majority of them claimed to be the victims of sexism: 82% had experienced sexists remarks, 57% had experienced verbal sexual harassment and 9% reported having been physically harassed. In response to these discouraging statistics, AAS created an anti-harassment policy for conferences in 2008, which was quickly adapted and adopted in other societies for their own meetings. Another survey published in 2004 by the Academic Field Experiences, which included 666 scientists, showed that many women felt pressure from male co-workers, usually leading to harassment and assault, mostly directed against early career women. There are many examples of sexual harassment, for example, an incident at Caltech, in which professor Christian Ott has now resigned after gender-biased harassment of two female students, as well as a situation at UC Berkeley, infi which several female students were harassed by an astronomy professor. The disparaging attitude towards women in physics is the result of many years of male domination in the field. Many men feel that women do not belong in a lab or a conference, and their resentment is amplified by a culture of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and an overall sexist environment. Women’s unequal experience in science is also evident in the review of peer-reviewed journals, the cornerstone of scientific publishing. Peer-reviewed manuscripts are the essential currency of scientific advances due to the credibility afforded by an independent scientific review. When researchers submit a manuscript to a journal, the journal selects independent subject matter experts to review the submission. Scientists are invited to peer review based on their scientific reputation and accomplishment. A recent study produced by a group of scientists from all around the world (including scientists from Yale and the Max Planck Institute) found that women scientists (a small minority in science as it is) are under selected for these jobs, compared to their equally-qualified male counterparts. The phenomenon responsible for this is known as homophily. Those whom it affects experience a slight bias to those of the same sex. Because there are more males in the scientific community, there are more males producing scientific studies.The more males producing scientific studies, the more males experiencing homophily, which results in more males being given unwarranted bias. The effect of homophily is additionally more harmful when one takes into account the fact that 50% of men are likely to experience the phenomenon, compared to 10% of women. In short, it means that not only do males receive more unwarranted bias, their female counterparts are far more unlikely to receive some on their end to ‘make up’ for what the males are receiving. While the fields of physics and physical science are particularly guilty regarding sexism, in no is it way absent from social science fields. The recent publication of a senior thesis by Alice H. Wu, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, shocked the world when she investigated the difference in attitudes when male and female economists anonymously discussed other economists on the professional website Economics Job Market Rumors. In her research, she found that the words most frequently used by males when referring to fellow female economists are as follows (in order): ‘hotter’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bb’ (internet slang for ‘baby’), ‘sexism’, ‘tits’, ‘anal’, ‘marrying’, ‘feminazi’, ‘slut’, ‘hot’, ‘vagina’, ‘boobs’, ‘pregnant’, ‘pregnancy’, ‘cute’, ‘marry’, ‘levy’, ‘gorgeous’, ‘horny’, ‘crush’, ‘beautiful’, ‘secretary’, ‘dump’, ‘shopping’, ‘date’, ‘nonprofit’, ‘intentions’, ‘sexy’, ‘dated’ and ‘prostitute’. These results are especially shocking when compared to how female economists refer to men economists, as those words are neither degrading nor sexist; instead, the list includes words such as ‘mathematician,’ ‘textbooks’ and ‘pricing’. Widespread discrimination and harassment is pervasive in applied science (science, technology, engineering and mathematics [STEM]) fields as well, as demonstrated by the recent revelations by Susan Fowler regarding outright harassment, sexism and belittling treatment during her tenure as an engineer at Uber. While measures have been taken to improve the disparity between males and females in scientific fields, there is still a long way to go. Many cases of inequality and discrimination go unreported, and many occur so frequently that some do consider it commonplace. However, as more and more awareness on this issue is spread, things do tend to improve, and it is possible that at some point in the far future things will balance out and become equal. Until then, women will have to grit their teeth and bear the discrimination in order to ensure future generations of women in science a fair and equal experience. Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo
Shonda Rhimes is enlisted as Dove’s Real Beauty Production as creative director in efforts to produce diverse visual stories on the definition of beaut
by Iveta @ Bored Panda
Fri Sep 22 02:49:03 PDT 2017
Flu is bad, but as every man knows, man flu is much, much worse. The condition has been ridiculed by women and medical professionals everywhere, but that doesn't stop it from being any less life-threatening.
It's been 10 years since Dove launched its “Campaign for Real Beauty”—a stark series of ads that were radical and simple in equal measure—featuring lovely, normal-sized women who didn’t need Photoshop to look radiant. The ads, which ran in 2004 and 2005, lacked any screed about the pressures that come with being a woman in a visual culture that’s awash in creatively lit, digitally manipulated images of dangerously thin models. The folks behind the campaign simply let us feel our own shock at seeing women with normal curves and natural faces being celebrated for their beauty in a national advertisement. Dove didn't stop there. The soap maker added rocket fuel to the conversation in 2006, when its time-lapse "Evolution" video went viral. The movement to expose marketers' use of trickery to convince us that we're failing if we don't have flawless skin and breathtaking bodies was here to stay. Significant progress has been made since Dove's campaign: The American public, the blogosphere, and the Twitterverse now routinely call out magazine publishers and marketers for digitally altering images of girls and women to shrink their bodies, smooth their faces, and otherwise morph them to fit an unrealistic, narrow ideal of beauty. The pace is quickening. In just the past few months, there's been even more progress and a few moments that drove the dialogue forward. 1. The more bare skin a campaign flaunts, the more Photoshop it typically gets. But American Eagle says its new campaign for the Aerie line of lingerie will not use any altered images of models. Instead, “real” girls and women can upload unretouched photos of themselves to a photo gallery. Sure, it’s pretty screwed up that selling underwear using real photos of gorgeous, skinny young girls (instead of digitally improved gorgeous, skinny young girls) is seen as groundbreaking. But moving away from the idealized versions of women who don't exist is a footstep Dove took, and the clothier is now following its lead. “It’s great that we’re beginning to break that down,” said Heather Arnet, executive director of the Women & Girls Foundation, of the fakeries that line the glossies. 2. Forever Yours Lingerie didn't stop working with model Elly Mayday when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year. It featured beautiful shots of her with surgical scars unhidden and no wig or digital fakery to hide the baldness that resulted from her cancer treatment. Rather than looking like something’s missing, Mayday’s baldness comes across as strong and sexy. It’s empowering for the rest of us to see a woman outside the beauty mold we’ve been sold for so long—and to find ourselves aspiring to emulate her sexy confidence and appeal. (Forever Yours also gets points for raising money toward Mayday’s medical expenses.) 3. A new time-lapse video released by Hungarian pop star Boggie shows her singing a pop song called “Nouveau Parfum” while being Photoshopped, a fresh take on Dove's "Evolution" that's amplified by the resigned expression on her face. As the song unfolds, pieces of her disappear and are overwritten: Boggie’s eyes, like everyone else’s, aren’t exactly symmetrical. So one is deleted, then replaced by an exact copy of the other. Not a single square inch of her face or hair is left untouched. 4. Earlier last month during the Golden Globes, actor Diane Keaton took the stage to honor Woody Allen, her tousled hair and menswear-chic outfit reminding us of the trend she set when Annie Hall hit theaters in 1977. It was also clear on high-definition screens across America that at 68, she's got (oh, the horror!) lots of lines on her gorgeous face. When her speech ended, the network cut to a commercial break featuring Keaton selling L'Oréal cosmetics without a line on her digitally enhanced face, seemingly sporting the skin of a 25-year-old. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook quickly lit up with scorn. That social media response is valuable, Arnet says, because younger women and girls are active on Instagram and Twitter and are participating in those conversations. 5. Former Cosmopolitan editor Leah Hardy drew attention for admitting that during her tenure the magazine routinely Photoshopped out the protruding bones of super skinny models to keep readers from seeing how emaciated the models really were. Since that admission surfaced, before-and-after comparisons of bone-thin models and their healthier-looking altered images have been popping up around the Web. Apparently the world’s top fashion magazines, despite the huge budgets at their disposal, cannot find a single woman on the planet who isn’t either too thin or too fat for their liking. It’s further reinforcement of the conclusion we’d love to share with every tween girl who’s just beginning to notice her appearance: The elusive “perfection” that every cosmetic company and clothing retailer is trying to sell you does not exist. 6. Mindy Kaling might not have minded, but many other people did: When Elle magazine published covers for its February 2014 issue featuring Kaling, readers and pundits immediately questioned why Kaling's cover was a black-and-white close-up rather than the full-color, full-body shots of the other (skinnier and more "conventionally" beautiful) actors. That's the key: We've begun to make a habit of questioning how women are depicted and what tools are being used to change or edit their appearance for public consumption. Yes, the visual landscape is still awash with altered images, surgically altered models, and the pressure to be thinner, younger, and closer to the narrow beauty ideal that so much marketing pushes on us. Marketers aren’t going to stop selling us
by doveincma @
Tue Apr 08 10:35:35 PDT 2014
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The £3bn toiletries brand was one of the first brands to embrace ‘femvertising’, but its body-shaped bottles have been roundly ridiculed. Can it repair the damage?
by Sarah Bregel @ Babble
Tue Sep 05 12:00:33 PDT 2017
"Like Kate, I also suffered from HG during each of my pregnancies; and it wasn’t just uncomfortable, it was downright terrifying."
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