Remarkable Video about Body Image (2014- Blog #42)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Take a peek -
This video was posted yesterday on Spark. What a remarkable project! As I watched it I was reminded about how much "society" defines beauty. We cannot escape those images that bombard us every single day from every angle possible. From what is "beauty" in our homes, to what is "beauty" in our diets, to what is "beauty" in our physical selves.
I often chuckle and winch at times when I look back of photos taken in the 60's, 70's, 80's... because "beauty" then is not "beauty" now in so many ways. And oh so subtly those definitions have changed. We can see it in hindsight. We can see the ridiculous hairstyles, the funny looking pants, the in style sweaters. Today... we expend too much energy fitting into a very temporary standards of "beauty."
The video goes much much deeper than the surface-level definitions of beauty. It challenges us to re-look at what is "normal" body shape. It challenges us to think again about what should be in the shop windows as examples of the perfect body.
All the power to these people. I think a shop window with the real variety of able and disabled bodies is much needed and belongs in this century. All bodies should have equal status and honor.
Have a pleasant day, folks.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting."
MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)
PHOTO OF THE DAY: My mountain