I have posted vintage ads like this one before, and every time I do, I get responses like this:
- "I wish I could live back then when we knew what true beauty was!"
- "What happened to society?"
- "I agree! Real men love curves!"
So before it happens again, let me just say — you’re missing the point. And for those of you who might be wondering, this is exactly the point I mean to make by sharing this image: different era, same oppression.
Throughout time and across cultures, beauty standards have changed drastically, but there have always been beauty standards. What do all these beauty standards have in common?
- The idea that you need to fit a certain mold to be considered attractive, sexy, healthy or even smart and worthy of love and friendship.
- The fact that the majority of bodies don’t fit the mold of what is considered most desirable.
- The beauty industry happily stepping forward to help rescue us from our own bodies by selling us billions of dollars in products that can inch us toward some unachievable idea of perfection.
When you see images like this, it shouldn’t make you feel nostalgic or sad — it should make you angry. The hate we waste our lives trying to erase was created to steal our money and rob us of our ambition.
Don’t let it win.
I love this post especially for the comment above
different era, same oppression
Amazing button sculptures by Miami based artist Augusto Esquivel. Absolutely stunning stuff!
she hates friday just as much as we do
she is the robert pattinson of the music industry
This is amazing! So glad she wasn’t broken down by all the insults and parodies of her *cough* first single…..
There’s a winged liner “terminology” reference list going around and I decided to give them correct names.
1961- Ballet class in between takes on the set of West Side Story
FLIP THE SWITCH…
look what we’ve got, a fairy tale plot; our very own happy ending
Les Mis Movie Meme: 7 relationships (7/7) - Enjolras & Marius
i dont need a boyfriend to keep me warm this winter i need a givenchy aw13 black velvet jacket with leather shoulder detailing
My favorite Kate Moss photo ever. So young, so fresh.
In this photograph, you can see San Francisco’s Mission district in the left-foreground portion of the image, and Potrero Hill in the right-foreground. The skyscrapers of the Financial District and downtown rise in the rear-left, while the Bay Bridge spans to Treasure Island in the rear-right. This image was taken with a Canon 6D and 70-200 f/4 lens.
Buy from FineArtAmerica: "San Francisco from Bernal Heights" at FineArtamerica