Skip to comments.Dove Real Beauty Sketches
Posted on 05/01/2013 6:06:24 PM PDT by Vendome
Mods, please don't move this. It's an important exercise for those who see it and I'd like as many people to see as possible. It may be helpful to their emotions, psyche, spirit and how they see themselves.
Thank you in advance.
Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.
And don't forget: YOU are more beautiful than you think!
So I'm searching for links to an amazing fire extinguisher I discovered and ran across this Wonderful Advertising.
Now, I'm not one for product placements and I don't use their products. Some Freepers will attest that my products are a bit pricey and I'm kind of a snob about them.
Besides I came out yesterday, declaring my heterosexuality and I'm confident many will find this both interesting and touching.
It touched me and I want to share it with all of you.
You see we all shave or wash our faces everyday as well our physical imperfections.
I hear from a lot of people these days about their unfortunate looks and it troubles me.
Most people are beautiful to me and I can describe them in ways they are not aware of.
You see yourself one way and the rest of us see you quite differently.
This video demonstrates that your inner self is what we see.
It's 3 minutes and entrancing. This one is for the women but, I think even some guys will appreciate the import of this experiment.
A fellow who was a sketch artist for San Jose PD is asked to blind sketch a person based on their own self description.
Then a group of people are introduced to the woman and they are given an opportunity to describe the woman in another blind sketch.
The two images couldn't be more divorced from each other and illustrate that we pick on ourselves way too much and concentrate on things that are:
Not real Not important and that our attitudes about ourselves, the secret attitude, isn't what the rest of pick up on.
Take 3 minutes and then reflect.
Proves that beauty emanates from within.
As a piece of visual art that Dove ad totally blew me away. I was mesmerized when it was about the artist asking for self descriptive terms and then it keeps unfolding.
I regard this Dove ad as THE BEST, MOST BRILLIANT ad I have seen in my whole life. The spare setting, featuring a person of extraordinary talent, the striking comparisons, leading to a simple insight.
I’m still in awe over this ad.
He isn't into error or mistakes.
I hate to speak for Him but I will...He does good work and you are beautiful to Him.
And what else matters but how we appear to Him.
To Him we are so beautiful...don't forget...He went to the Cross for just you and me.
Imagine how beautiful the face of a cat is...then multiply that by a thousand!
That's how beautiful you are!
"No way...I am not beautiful...
"Oh yes...you are..."
Wonderful exercise of the brain.
And sorry, but if you think women are their own worst critics, you must not spend a lot of time on FreeRepublic's forums.
My point precisely.
God doesn’t look down on us and think “Geezus! I made an ugly baby!”
Crumpy cat - guilty
Kitty - not guilty
Really neat. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.
I have several friends who are ladies. They say what, to me, are the weirdest things about themselves and obsess about stuff most of us don’t notice or find sexy.
Like having a little baby belly. Not fat mind you but, a little, little bump.
I find it sexy. Also like a flat stomach but, come on, after 40 a bitty bump is not unexpected.
Same with the inane obsession over their hair. Stop changing it. You were and are hot with the hairdo you had when I met you.
Streaking your hair, literally, is also goofy.
Get it professionally done and go lite on the effect you’re trying achieve.
Why are you posting SPAM here?
I mean really, WHY?
I liked it.
I am almost seventy years old. Growing up my sister was considered the pretty one while I was thought to be the smart one.
As a fourteen year old I remember my dad commenting, "Don't worry so much about how you look, being smart is better than being good-looking any day." Sadly I assumed that my father did not think I was pretty.
So again Vendome, thank you for posting this Dove video.
Just read your home page and without having seen you I can tell you are a beautful woman.
Besides, yer a Freeperette and all our gals are purdy.
God made men and women, not men and almost men, or women and almost women.
Scientists tell us that it is the influence of estrogenic chemicals in the human growth and development which make women different from men. Perhaps, but without a softer side to humanity, our species would probably have gone extinct long ago in a flash of outlandish competition.
I've been married twice, and divorced trwice. The first time I did not understand hwat it means to cherish the softer side of humanity. Second wife got way more cherishing than the first, but that marriage also ended.
People grow apart because of circumstance. And some people separate because it is the bettere thing to do ... and I will not publicly go into that one any further.
What is to be cherished in a woman, by a man or men (as in fathers, grandfathers, husbands) is the very essence of what God women to be. Sadly, our modern age has coarsened women, diminished the worth of the softer side of humanity.
YOU are what God made you to be, and that is a beautiful thing regardless of the outward trappings. And as my wise Jungian Analyst Aunt once told me, "if you settle upon a life mate because she is beautiful and sexy, make sure that's as shallow as you intend to be, because as you grow older your own depth will extend and shallow will not suit you then. ... And it may be that she will grow deeper, faster than you will. It can get pretty lonely when your projections onto the other walk away leaving you only memories."
My issues with this experiment.... It’s a police sketch artist, so both sketches end up making the subject look like a perp.
Most people, that includes men, would never go out of their way to compliment themselves as part of a description, when speaking to someone they don’t know. It would seem boisterous.
Likewise, if you are speaking about someone else to a third party, you are more likely to be complimentary because it makes you seem nicer.
It’s a very unrealistic portrayal, particularly since there are other studies that find people are usually surprised as to how much worse they look in photos, because they have inflated images of themselves stored.
I am not a fan of these real beauty spots in general lol If I want to see a regular looking person, I can look in the mirror. In fact, I prefer beauty products that feature a ridiculously good looking person, that cause me to fantasize about possibly looking that good after using “said” product.
These dove campaigns are preying on perceived and imagined insecurities, once again its a woman as victim model.