Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.



It is really disgusting what magazines do to normal women. They photoshop them into these images of perfection. Yeah, it would be cool to have shots of me photoshopped, so all my cellulite is gorgeous smooth skin. But, that would be deceiving. I earned every dimple on my ample backside and thighs in some form or fashion.

This was sort of gross to look at this girl's bony back and then to see how lovely it is after being touched up. This needs to go into my book. Women need to realize that looking like this is unrealistic and really unnecessary. Men like us the way we are. I don't recall any man ever kicking me out of bed because of a jiggle in my backside. Men just like women. That isn't to say that they wouldn't care if we were as large as Jabba the Hut, but most men don't expect perfection. It is women who set that high bar for ourselves after looking at images like this.


  • At 12:14 AM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Mo K said…

    Thanks for posting this, AoM. I'm glad to see more and more of these tricks exposed. The "Dove" commercial (I think it was earlier this year) was a great example of a face being made-over, which is fine, but then they added all of the digitizing (the brow- and eye-lifting, the total removal of pores, the perfect hair, etc.) for the final product such as a billboard or other print ad.
    I always knew that women of all shapes and sizes had cellulite and spider vein issues. Knowing that the fashion industry wants us to believe otherwise is anutha thing that "grinds my gears", as Peter Griffin would say. Show them natural, like the old days. I don't recall hearing anyone complaining.
    Just because we can, doesn't mean we should create real people to look like they're made of plastic. That's for cartoons/ animation and dolls.

  • At 10:21 AM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Moi said…

    Amen, AoM.

  • At 2:15 PM, October 18, 2007, Blogger Uzz said…

    ...and you have no idea just how easy it is...its a no-no in my line of business, but it goes on all the time in the PR and marketing world...remember Katie Couric pics when she moved to the Nightly News??


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