I can’t help but be confused about the things that “REAL” women have… (curves? muscle? perky B-cups? low self-esteem?)
In an effort to take a stand against the media’s influence over our body image issues there has been a recent flood of campaigns around the concept of a “real woman”. Led in full force by Dove and their campaign for Real Beauty, we have been fighting to expose the myth that we should all look like the model on the TV (you know.. that thing you watch on Netflix) instead perpetuating the idea that real women come in many different sizes and shapes and are gorgeous in their own way.
I love this campaign.
But I also have started to loathe the misuse of the term “REAL WOMEN” (and I know that I am being nitpicky here.)
I think by trying to completely ignore these women who we deem are “fake”, we are kind of missing the point.… Read the rest