i'm exhausted. well, tired is more accurate: sick and tired.
Faith Hill's 'Redbook' Cover Airbrushing pisses folks off (note: adult language in the linked article)
best line from those articles, which pretty much sums it up:
"It primes little girls to think they should diet and dream about the cosmetic-surgery options available to them, and it makes body the primary place for self-identity."
if my, your, our bodies are the primary place from where our self-identity stems, then we're much more easily persuaded to BUY BUY BUY and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. but, if (*gasp*) our self-identities actually stem from our:
i guess we don't need to buy anything, or go on a diet, or get a boob job, or wear something we don't want to wear...
and i guess we're just fine the way we are, aren't we?
and i guess we deserve equal rights because we are equally human. hmm.
look how easy that was.