posted on May, 25 2006 @ 10:03 AM
Okay, so we now know that the female image is objectified.
What is being sold is not a woman, it is the concept. Everything desireable, everything beautiful, everything va-va-voom is what is being created for
various reasons - to sell a particular hairstyle, look, product, service.....this is not news!
What should be made news and become an awareness among consumers is the reality behind these images. Kinda like putting ingredients on a food label. I
like to know that if something is all natural, it has a few ingredients in it that make it natural. If its got Yellow Artificial Food Coloring #14 in
it, I want to know that too.
Now, perhaps all printed ads, all video commercials, in short all modelling products should be "registered" or filed somewhere that is accessible.
Should people want to know which models were retouched and which were not, maybe we could find that out somewhere on the web that is licensed and
agreed upon by the industry. Levels of retouching could even be adopted. If people wanted to get crazy about it.
If not, then increased education about this needs to be reinforced on many levels for American women.
Otherwise, to a great degree we willl likely continue to push girls and women to emulate the unattainable beauty in these images....instead of telling
them how beautiful they are regardless.