Love Your Body

Ever get tired of seeing how the media, advertisers and Hollywood misuses and abuses the female image for furthering their own agendas?  Well, check out the details for the NOW Foundation’s 2010 Love Your Body campaign poster contest.  Contest winner receives $600 and the honor of having their poster design distributed to girls and women around the world through various channels.

When perusing the site, don’t forget to check out the section on magazine ads deemed “Offensive to Women” complete with descriptions/captions.  Do these people really have heads on their shoulders?

And finally…check out this video:

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4 responses to “Love Your Body

  1. Liz

    Hmmm — I didn’t know anything about this contest. I think it’s great! We have all got to find a place where we’re happy with our bodies and happily accept our limitations. We may be too short (I would love to be taller, but guess what? Not happening), too tall. There’s a big difference between obese and wanting to be the model above. “Love Your Body, Love Your Life” covers the way to get happy with who we are, with scientific and medical studies about the power of intention and healing. It helps us create the lives we want and love. Time to get off the merry-go-round!

  2. I love this video. I’m definitely going to show it to my 11 year old daughter. What an important message that we should be sharing with not only our friends, but our children.

  3. Shelly

    Wow.. graphic images of the obese children at McDonald’s (hello parents… you are responsible for what goes in your kids mouth!) as well as the anorexic models (ugly!). I love the message but its not ok to be obese. Not saying this for image but for health reasons. Obese people suffer a myriad of health problems leading to a disastrous end as does anorexia disorder.

  4. @Shelly:

    I wholly agree–in fact I have a follow-up blog post coming to address this issue. As my mom put it in a recent comment to me: the advice seems to swing both ways in equally extreme directions: be skinny, skinny, skinny….or, “it’s ok to be fat.”

    The truth is, neither extreme is ok. In my opinion, loving your body means caring for your body…within the scope of reason and out of the realm of the extreme.

    More later…

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