Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
i will always reblog this
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
"When she is happy, she can’t stop talking, when she is sad she doesn’t say a word."
Ann Brashares (via blissed)
RIP Trayvon Martin
gives me chills
He didn’t do a damn thing wrong
I’m gonna reblog this every time I see it because never forget.
What happened what is this? Someone educate me
bruh… it’s footage from when Trayvon Martin went to 7/11 and bought Skittles & an Arizona prior to being murdered by George Zimmerman’s bitch ass.
I was bout to pass it but something told me read the comments and watch..This gave me the chills.^”George Zimmerman’s bitch ass” you could not of said this any better.If you dont know who or what this footage is about.Go to the muthafuckin Google.com then go in the fuckin search box and type ‘Trayvon Martin’ and learn some shit!! Its definitely gon be part of history…For Each one,teach one
R.I.P. Trayvon Martin
Has made my whole entire evening. Listen to the album.
Animated Pawel Kuczynski #2
Original illustration by Pawel Kuczynski
but do you realize what this means?
vanity slave. very powerful message.
we’re still wearing chains….they’re just gold now
This is Todd Kincannon, ex-executive director of the South Carolina GOP and founder of the conservative Twitter mob, TGDN. I’m just leaving thishere for you in case you want to do anything with it like share it everywhere possible and make sure to mention his ties to the GOP.
Todd, you’re going straight to whiteboy hell.
He better not be employed by tonight.
wow. just wow.
When I suddenly realize my favorite show is starting
"The fear of embarrassment poisons creativity. The fear of embarrassment mitigates risk. The fear of embarrassment lets insecurities call the shots."
Would you rather remember it as embarrassing? or your biggest regret?