Body|Beauty|Culture Jezebel has posted a Craiglist list ad, supposedly by a Dove-hired modeling agency casting a new model shoot. The ad is provocative in its drawing out of terms like ‘real’ women — whoever we are.
Read the post as info only, and the comments are interesting, too.
What we seek is dialogue and raising women’s awareness about how we are portrayed commercially. The topic is hot again this weekend, with the Ralph Lauren | Nordstrom polo shirt controversy.
Personally, we’re done trying to convince advertisers of anything when it comes to healthy photos of women. Our focus is now YOU and working with women to stop expecting advertisers to do our work. It’s time to program our own brains — and not leave it to the advertisers.