[LMB] Explaining Stuff To Kids (was Re:
tadler at yeshivanet.com
Mon Dec 18 14:03:41 GMT 2006
> Also, reminding them that all these pictures are almost certainly
> Photoshopped (or the moral equivalent) is hardly out of line. The
> people in the pictures may be beautiful in real life -- or they may
> be well made-up and have had all their blemishes and folds and
> double-chins edited out.
> --Beth, arcangel at io.com http://www.io.com/~arcangel/
and yet people -male and female- subconsciously expect women to look like
the 'airbrushed' pictures, bec. that's what is on display. its hard not to
compare. i do it too, and i haven't owned a televesion these last ten
years, i don't buy the fashion magaznes, i don't buy any magazine that
offers diet tips or -ten lowfat holiday recepies!!!- . i just see
billboards and signs on stores and the cover of magazines with scrawny women
in skimpy swimsuits and glamourous hair. (i have great hair. it will never
be as glamourous as the magazines. i have made peace with this.)
and yes, everything can be a learning experience, but seeing is believeing,
and when a six year old sees that this is what is expected from females, its
hard to persuade her otherwise.
ziviya, fighting the endless battle.
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