Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Narrowness of Beauty



While I was initially skeptical about the message itself being brought to us by the beauty industry and product, the Dove Self-Esteem Fund seems legit, and they are making some interesting points.

h/t David Wright, Child and Family Development

1 comment:

crimstudent said...

Yes, I originally lauded the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. Given the media's relative influence on girls'/women's low self-esteem and body image issues, such a campaign is much needed. In my Gender and the Media class this summer, we talked about the Dove campaign quite a bit. Since it was a women's studies class, we talked about how many feminists saw this campaign as moving us in the right direction. However, there are a few conflicting messages being sent out by the company that owns Dove. Check out their website and see what else they own http://www.unilever.com/ourbrands/. For one, they own Slimfast...that's interesting. Also, as a feminist, I find it quite interesting that the company that owns Dove is the same company that owns Axe. Go to Youtube and type in "Axe commercials" and see if you see why I find this intereting.....