I really went back and forth on whether or not to put this up here. I mean, on one hand this picture perpetuates everything I’m against: ugly bikinis, bland too-skinny beauty, gratuitous high heels, America… (j/k on the last one!) Also, my parents occasionally read this blog (Hi Mom!!) and shoving a starving naked starlet in their faces hardly seems appropriate.
But on the OTHER hand, I was wandering through Target the other day (I was waiting for a prescription to be filled, the magazines were nearby…oh, don’t ask.) and saw this:
My first thought was “She must have really ticked off someone on the makeup team for them to do that to her eyes.” My second thought was… “What’s wrong with her stomach?” I puzzled over this for quite some time trying to decide what it was that bothered me. Her head is huge. Her shoulders and arms are built. And then her waist is strangely very tiny and indents at a weird angle. Followed by two very mismatched legs. (And what invisible thing is she leaning against?!) I smell photoshop wafting through her like “White Shoulders” wafts through my locker room after the Active Older Adult classes get out.
I know the whole photoshop-is-such-a-crappy-lie-and-it’s-damaging-us-as-women thing has been done. But seriously!!! Photoshop is such a lie! And it is damaging us as women!! Even though I know she’s been tweaked to high heaven a part of me still looks at that and thinks “Wow I wish I could have her stomach.” This isn’t even the most egregious airbrushing example out there but it still ticked me off. Does this picture just look weird to you guys too??
But now I’m wondering… ARE pigeons about to attack??