anonymous said:

How does candice 'embrace' her nose? By not getting a rhinoplasty? She's where she's at for a reason, because she fits the commercial aesthetic and has a killer body. If a model who happens to have a not super tiny nose makes you feel better about yourself then thats sad, because tbh Candice is still an unrealistic standard for all women lol

This insistence on valuing and judging women’s bodies first and their careers or personalities second is insidious and powerful. In a world that holds up ridiculous and unrealistic standards as ideal, it means they are always doomed to fall short.

Telling us curvy is better, or patronising us by suggesting we are our own worst body critics and should magically “snap out of it”, isn’t going to help. Women will stop worrying about their looks when society stops telling us that they’re all we’re worth.

We don’t have to find ourselves beautiful. Beauty is not the one thing that makes us and our bodies worth loving. We don’t have to distort an already fucked-up definition of beauty, and pretend we fit into it, just to feel like we are people worthy of being loved.

Stop telling women that we should find ourselves beautiful and that we should love ourselves when you are standing right there, judging us on how our knees look in short skirts and how prominent our boobs are in a sweater and how much makeup we are or are not wearing.

Instead of us working harder on “love your body” and “find your inner beauty”, the rest of the world should be working harder on “stop telling women their bodies are a shameful place to live but that if they’re strong enough, they will learn to embrace that shame.”

—  Don’t Tell Me To Love My Body by Elyse at Skepchick

Q’orianka Kilcher as Captain Faraleth—Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien, daughter of Denethor II and younger sister to Boromírë. During the war, she was placed in command of the Rangers of Ithilian, where she encountered Freyda Baggins and Samwise Gamgee. Though she was not immune to the pull of the Ring they carried, she released them to complete their quest. When she returned to Minas Tirith to report to her father, he sent her to command the defenses, where she fell the Witch-king’s Black Breath. Her father, in his grief, nearly subjected them both to death by fire, but Gandalf saved her from the pyre.

After the war, she married Ewunia, bow-wife of Rohas, whom she had met while recovering the Houses of Healing. They lived together in Emyn Arnen until their deaths.

(part of the series YOU LOOK UPON A WOMAN, a project which reimagines Lord of the Rings with a cast of women of color)

Newsflash: not a single one of these lads is perfect. They have all fucked up at some point. Let’s not turn this into a round of My Favourite Is Better Than Your Favourite.


Fotoshop by Adobé: Spoof exposes unrealistic standards of beauty

“This commercial isn’t real, neither are society’s standards of beauty.”

Unrealistic standards of beauty

I don’t understand why people oppose having very attractive or even photoshopped people in the media.

I don’t want to see ugly people in advertisements? Why would that make me want to buy the product?

If you get insecure that there are people are more attractive than you… then just stop comparing yourself, you can’t change what you were born with.