throwing away photoshop

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People of National City. This is Supergirl and I hope you can hear me. We have been attacked. Mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors, children, everyone, suddenly stopped by a force of evil as great as this world has ever known. Your attacker has sought to take your free will, your individuality, your spirit. Everything that makes you who you are. When facing an attack like this, it’s easy to feel hopeless. We retreat, we lose our strength, lose our self. I know. I lost everything when I was young. When I first landed on this planet, I was sad and alone. But I found out that there is so much love in this world out there for the taking, and you, the people of National City, you helped me. You let me be who I’m meant to be. You gave me back to myself. You made me stronger than I ever thought possible, and I love you for that. Now, in each and every one of you, there is a light, a spirit, that cannot be snuffed out. That won’t give up. I need your help again. I need you to hope.

messy-jessie  asked:

Have you posted about the Aerie Real unretouched ad compaign? I'm interested in hearing your perspective.

It is absolutely a step in the right direction. Throwing away Photoshop and choosing to portray bodies in a realistic manner is a wonderful thing that I commend Aerie for.

However.

Let’s actually look at their campaign and the models:

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We’re still not seeing much diversity. These women represent an incredibly limited scope of races, body shapes and body sizes, not to mention that few/no models have visible body modifications, scarring, birth marks, body hair, disabilities or cellulite. They still fit very squarely within society’s expectations for what a model should look like. So Aerie isn’t taking as much of a risk as they could - These models don’t need much Photoshop in order to sell these products in a way that the media supports. Those last two photos? If I didn’t specifically know that the images weren’t retouched, I’d just assume that they were average underwear ads.

In the end, we still have to remember that this is a commercial advertising campaign. Aerie is trying to sell you stuff. They wouldn’t be making this change if they thought that it would hurt their sales.

It’s okay to be happy about this campaign. It genuinely is a step in the right direction. But it still has problems - It’s also okay to want more.