After Norway, the UK could be next to tackle the issue of unrealistic and harmful beauty standards. The Health and Social Care Committee found that more and more people suffer from body dysmorphia while social media and its ads are largely unregulated. As a result, the UK law could soon require ads to clearly label if there are any photoshopped bodies in them.
“You wouldn’t say that to your daughter, but she still hears it online every day”. That’s the message coming from Dove’s latest campaign to educate parents about the negative messages their teenage daughters are subjected to on social media.
As we’ve grown to expect from the brand, it’s a hard-hitting video, using real women and their daughters. What makes it interesting, however, is their use of deep fakes.
Instagram is full of photoshopped photos of people who desperately try to fit the imposed beauty standards. I can’t say I follow them, but it doesn’t change the fact that they exist. An Instagram page Goddess Women photoshops celebrities to fit today’s beauty standards, showing the absurdity of it all.
In Guns, Germs, and Steel, author Jared Diamond describes two systems of invention transmission: 1) idea diffusion: imitation of an idea, and 2) blueprint copying: literal copying of an idea. Diamond uses the development of writing systems as the medium to discuss the concepts, noting that written writing systems probably only rose independently in Sumeria (3000 B.C.E.) and in ancient Mesoamerica (600 B.C.E.) with all other writing systems being influenced by the transmissions via trade and war.
The SD Association, the group responsible for developing standards for Secure Digital memory cards, have unveiled the newest version of the SD standard, SD 5.0.
This iteration has been released specifically to address video and the write speeds required to capture 8K and 360° video footage, and will introduce a new Video Speed Class labelling system.
I am a big fan of Kate Winslet as an actress and I think she is wonderful. I think even more so, now that she has added a No Photoshop Clause to her Lancôme (L’Oreal) contract.
Kate has been the face of Lancôme for a while now, and he has revealed in the Elle Women in Hollywood event that she has a contractual agreement with L’Oréal (Lancôme mother company) that her face is not to be retouched in ads.
In an interview with E!News Kate says that
UPDATE: The article title has been corrected and an explanatory paragraph was added, thanks for everyone who pointed are eyes into it.
What I have yet to see is Photoshopping people to look like a thinner version of themselves without being asked in an effort to encourage them to lose weight. Facebook group ThInner Beauty (a pun on The Inner Beauty), does just that. They photoshop famous people to “… show how much more beautiful people could be if they made the difficult, lifelong commitment to a regimen of personal fitness”
I dislike people who define the undefinable. No, there is no singularly “best” flavor of ice cream; it is impossible to prove that Concierto de Aranjuez is the most inspiring piece of music ever written (although it is!); and beauty simply cannot summed up in a 10-point, bulleted list.
This is the fundamental message of Carey Fruth’s American Beauty portrait series. “The images are meant to speak about real life sensuality and femininity,” says the San Francisco-based photographer, who drew her artistic inspiration for the project from the movie of the same name. “America is made up of all types of women. Women who are hungry to see themselves represented in a beautiful way. And why shouldn’t they?”
No one is immune to cyber bullies, especially when it comes to body shaming. Not even fitness trainers–just ask Cassey Ho. Ho, who runs a fitness blog called, Blogilates, regularly receives unwarranted negative comments and remarks shaming the trainer on her physical appearance. In response to the criticizing, Ho put together an impressive video clip that shows the beautiful trainer Photoshop her body in “live view” to match the beauty standards of the hypercritical internet.[Read More…]