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 Post subject: WATCH: The new Dove ad that will make you think
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:49 am 
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I know many of us view Dove's work in body acceptance with some cynicism, but like 'em or hate 'em, the vid below is interesting. How would you describe how you look to a complete stranger?

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WATCH: The new Dove ad that will make you think

Imagine if you were asked to explain your own beauty to someone. Would you struggle?

Yeah. You and the other 3.5 billion women on the planet.

The reality is that most of us can’t see our own beauty like the people around us can. We’re constantly underestimating ourselves. In fact, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.

This video will change the way that you think and feel about your own beauty….

An FBI-trained forensic artist, Gil Zamora, created sketches of seven women who were hidden behind a curtain; he used their self-descriptions as the basis of his drawings. Prior to the session with Zamora, each of the women were also asked to spend some time with a stranger – without being told why. Zamora then also drafted sketches from the stranger’s depictions of the women.

The Dove Real Beauty Sketches campaign encourages women to reassess how they see themselves.

See the ad here.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Wow.

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Completely unexpectedly I found myself crying over this. I think we sort of do this here sometimes, when we post pictures we tend to be critical of them and then all everyone else sees is a beautiful person.

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Kelly, my eyes got a little misty too. An hour later I'm still thinking about this. I'm going to share it in my house's facebook group.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:55 pm 
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This is amazing. I too will be sharing it. I just don't have words.

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Liked and shared thanks S.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Awe, I'm not a fan of Dove, but I really, really liked this.

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I found pictures of the sketches:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Wow, thanks for posting those!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:21 pm 
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See my scientific mind here is gunna start spouting about how this was done....

He knew which ones we're the more beautiful pictures he was meant to be drawing.
And there is still that feeling of well the right is more beautiful than the left? Because, why exactly?

Hmm, I actually don't like this...
But it could be just me!!!!

yes the point is true, we don't see ourselves like other people do, that I'm clear of...
But when looking at the sketches it still seems to me a game of comparing individuals.

Oh you can tell I'm tired and grumpy. :P ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:16 am 
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Something was bothering me about this ad but I couldn't put it into words. Until I read this blog post and she seems to sum it up for me: http://stacybias.net/2013/04/feminist-killjoy-post-doves-sketchy-campaign/
Sorry guys, maybe I'm just too cynical?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:22 am 
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eniebee wrote:
He knew which ones we're the more beautiful pictures he was meant to be drawing.


Yeah I was thinking that too. Maybe if he hadn't been told what the purpose of the experiment was it would have been less biased.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:36 am 
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thanks for posting the pictures - i see what you guys mean but it's still a good way of pointing out that we view ourselves differently to others

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Here's someone else saying it better than I could:
http://feministing.com/2013/04/16/dove- ... direction/

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interesting article, thanks for directing me to it, Im in total argreeance with the author

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