I saw this video on facebook last year and i think it's nice to see the work that goes into what makes everyone in magazines perfect because it shows us that everyone is normal.. no one is perfect and we shouldn't try to be.. if we were all the same and perfect there would be nothing interesting in our lives or around us.. we're human for a reason... so we can have differences and see the beauty that not everyone would see.. This video is a great example of why girls of any age but especially under 18 shouldn't be so hard on themselves about the way they look.. so many underagers are getting plasic surgery these days and what's worse is that a lot of parents think it's ok and push their kids to be this impossible perfect as well.. it makes me sick.. Parents should be happy no matter what their children look like but then again so many parents are living through their children and trying to relive their youth.. i find that very sad.
i think its great to actaully see a video that shows the effort that goes into putting a picture of a woman in a magazine or add. i saw this last year and i wish all women could see it. the amount of time and the amount of products and photoshopping to make someone look as "pefect" as they do for a magazines is huge, a lot of girls these days have no idea about this, they think those people are born like that, and when they see all these "perfect" photoshopped girls covered in makeup in a magazine, they wonder why they dont look that perfect, they start feeling bad about there bodies, they become self conciouse, there perception of beauty and real women is distorted and they think they have to look better because they dont feel good enough or pretty enough. there really is too much crap going on to put a picture on an add or magazine, and its sad that over 90% of what were looking at is fake and made up
It means what we all know to be true already. The artificial forms of "beauty" (or whatever it has mutated into) are now more desired than the natural ones. Simply being "pretty" isn't good enough. There's some perfect female form out there that we all subconsciously and often consciously try to achieve. It sucks; it really does.
You know, I grew up as a girl with really low self esteem, and it's things like this that cause countless women to follow the same route in life. It's far from fair, but it's reality. Until we go back to the basics and realize how fantastic women look minus the enhancement, this problem will continue to spread like wildfire.
For now, I'm happy to have a husband that loves me enough to help me see past this stereotypical form of beauty. I'm gorgeous just the way I am in his eyes. If only the media could see things the same way.
Hmm.. I saw that video multiple times in school. And personally I think it just proves how out of wack our society's perception of beauty is. It's really stupid that girls are photoshopped like this and people are all like 'ohhh she's soooo pretty' And then you see this video and people go oh well she's prettier after. It completely irks me that even with this expose esque video, girls stil want to look like the apres-photoshop girl even though it's not possible to do that! I think that just once if they put regular girls who may not be the prettiest girls ever in a magazine, maybe this perception of "beauty" could change.
I think I saw that video before. To me that girl looked just fine before they photoshopped the hell out of her. To me it's a unrealistic view of what beauty really is because nobody is perfect and all it does is lower self esteem for other girls
Ah we had to watch this for Health class. And I'm thinking the meaning is... We can never be good enough. Or that the definition of beauty these days is unachievable..
My dad showed me this. It means that were shallow I guess
that true beauty is a lie..which is sad =[