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Was checking my hotmail email, and saw this commercial on the front. Somehow it made me feel good, just wanted to share
Thu. Feb 16, 2:16pm
Really dislike this commercial. So if I think I'm ugly, dove is my answer to be beautiful? Not for me.
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 2:20 PM
dove- it's ok to be their kind of beautiful
the firming cream ads bum me out, too. ok, sure, maybe the wmn are all larger than regular models but they're all beautiful and they all have a high hip:waist ratio... "real" beauty, hmmm
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 2:27 PM
To the 2nd and 3rd poster: Which commercial are you watching? If you watch the commercial, it doesn't say anything about Dove being the answer to how you feel/look. It's a Self Esteem Fund they are sponsoring. They don't even show any of their products. This one shows all the little girls and how they feel about themselves. I think it's an awesome commerical and about time somebody addressed what society is doing to our young girls' body images.
To OP: I agree, it makes me feel good too and makes me realize there is nothing wrong with how I look...:-)
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 2:40 PM
I just watched it and I thought it was fabulous. Thank you OP for sharing.
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 2:49 PM
I thought this was a neat commercial. We are dealing with self-esteem and body issues at our house. Not just me, but my 9-year-old (who tends toward the heavier build) and even my 6-year-old. It's too bad that girls can't just be girls for a while, instead of having to worry about their weight, looks, etc.
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 4:37 PM
I liked the self-esteem fund commercial as well.
I can identify with the little Asian Girl who "wishes she were blond"....
I saw it during the super bowl and thought it was a cute idea.
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 5:07 PM
I liked the commercial as well. It put a smile on my face. It doesn't say thatDove is the answer. We are all beautiful so be happy with what you have been blessed with :)
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 7:24 PM
To the poster raising a 9 year old girl - the book "Reviving Ophelia" by Pipher is an awesome book; it discusses raising girls in today's society and self-esteem issues. It's actually good reading for everyone.
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 7:44 PM
Thank you for sharing. I'm going to make sure my 14 year-old daughter sees this and we will make a contribtion to the fund.
Friday, February 17, 2006, 1:08 AM
so what is it?
This "uniquely me" girl scout thing -- does anyone know what they actually do? I'm wondering how you really counteract a whole society of esteem-bashing....
Nice idea though. I looked at some old childhood photos of myself, and was shocked at what a cute, normal kid I was. I thought I was this freakishly huge monster my whole childhood.... what a waste.
Oh, and tip to the mom -- you may tell your daughter she's great, but if you're hard on YOURself she will pick up on that. SO be sure to be good to yourself too!
Friday, February 17, 2006, 1:54 AM
I think it's too bad that they're only addressing girls. All kids should be able to feel good about how they look, not just the female gender.
Friday, February 17, 2006, 2:36 PM
I think however that girls are under more pressure to have a certain physical appearance. Boys are pressured to be "men" strong, unemotional, play sports, etc- the pressure is more on boys to do, than to look. Girls are to look, not do. (This is all stereotypical of course, it's a generality)
Friday, February 17, 2006, 3:27 PM
I agree-- looking back on my childhood pictures, I now realize that I was actually pretty fit! The problem is that my mom is a very thin woman--It took me until I was an adult to realize that I look like my dad's sisters, not like my mom's side of the family. I only wish I had realized what a hottie I was when I was younger! :-)
Well, because I realize I will never be a size zero, I don't aspire to be that. I just want to be back to my wedding weight and I KNOW that I'll be much healthier because I have been working out more this last 2 years than I had my whole entire life!
Saturday, February 18, 2006, 10:45 PM
I went to a school reunion recently and had a few of the boys tell me they thought I was hot then. I thought I was ugly.... shows how powerful the media + the in crowd can be....
I look at pictures of myself then and see a pretty teenager. Wish I'd known that then. Guess it's a good lesson for today. How will I look at today's pictures in 10 years time?
Monday, February 20, 2006, 4:50 AM
I saw this ad during the Superbowl as well - and for one, I have to say the fact that Dove decided to place an ad like this during hands-down the most watched event of each year says two things to me...
1) They wanted to get this message out to the masses - and they wanted to have it seen by the PARENTS of these girls...
2) People are finally realizing how big of an issue self-esteem has become in our society.
One ad is NOT going to change the world, make little girls love themselves (or little boys for that matter) or convince them all that they are perfect just the way they are. What this ad DOES accomplish is providing food for thought and getting this topic on the minds of everyone.
I have spent my entire life suffering from self-esteem issues stemming from my childhood and it warmed my heart a bit to see this ad. I feel like even at 24 I am still trying to learn the messages shown by Dove in my heart.
Monday, February 20, 2006, 1:12 PM
I'm 43 and I'm still trying to learn it too!
Monday, February 20, 2006, 2:19 PM
HA! Good to know I am not alone!
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