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19 October 2006 @ 03:28 am
Distorted Beauty  
Wow. Go watch this. Then watch it again. (worksafe)
Comment ça va?: indescribableindescribable
anaisdjunaanaisdjuna on October 19th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Word up sista! Word to your mother. It's totally true. All those pics are photo shopped to heck & back. How sad for us. There is no factoring of real into the equation. Just look at breast implants for women with otherwise healthy breasts.... Which is the nuttiest thing I can think of... get fake boobs to attract men to touch your boobs which you can't feel because your boobs lost their feeling due to the surgery. Then hopefully these men will marry you so that you can have children which you can't breast feed because you have fake boobs. Doh!

Part of why they want such skinny models for fashion is that the majority of those making the decisions are gay men who like boys! hence... curves get edged out.
abovenyquistabovenyquist on October 20th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
(cue Sir Mix-a-Lot beat) I like real boobs, I can't deny... those fake boobs just ain't fly.

I have read about a few cases of doctors who perform such purely "cosmetic" plastic surgery for fashion star wannabees, and charge high rates for it, to help subsidize them doing pro-bono work for people who _need_ the plastic surgery (women who have undergone mastectomies, accident victims, cleft palate cases, etc.). (Sort of like Alan Dershowitz charging Claus von Bulow lots of $$$ for his defense, and then taking pro-bono cases defending poor teenagers.) That's the only positive side I can see to the boob-augmentation craze.
anaisdjunaanaisdjuna on October 20th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Alright DJ Nyquist!

Your anaconda don't want none if they got fake buns.....

Interesting spin on the plastic surgery bit. I could see it easier if they didn't sometimes morph into lupus or get super hard or burst on impact like what happened to one car crash victim that came across the wires. Yikes! Though.. yeah. Over exaggerated vanity & hatred of women & it's accompanying self hatred by women is not going away any time soon. At least there is a positive by-product.

The freakiest thing is to see it at a strip club. This whole parade of surgical freaks & the doling out of dollars....

It's a jungle out there sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under... huh huh huh huh huh.
harder, harder, hardest; i am the artist: enid -- ghost worldradiantbaby on October 19th, 2006 07:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing that. I really love what Dove's Self Esteem Fund and the Campaign for Real Beauty are doing.

This commercial of theirs always makes me cry:
Kitanzikitanzi on October 19th, 2006 09:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, no shit. And you know, I liked be her a lot better at the beginning....
Richild la Gauchere: ururlg on October 19th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
wow ... snagging both ...
eponasreponasr on October 19th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Can't get the video to play...will try again on someone else's system. I like their website!
Lil' Horned Hopperhornedhopper on October 19th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. At that point it might as well be a virtual woman. Why start with reality at all?

None of us can live up to that kind of scrutiny. I like Spain's take on it. No need to make anorexia the ideal way to beauty!
Morte, Margret Elwald, Kristinahrmortcia on October 25th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
am a little late on this but i wanted to add that Dove has a program as part of this campaign where they work with GSUSA 8)