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  •  What they were trying for: (3+ / 0-)
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    edrie, Siri, Wee Mama
    serve as a commentary on today's impossible standards of beauty.
    Swing and a miss.

    "Differences in political opinion are as unavoidable as, to a certain point, they may perhaps be necessary." George Washington

    by civil wingnut on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 03:48:39 PM PDT

    •  i don't find the immature female figure and focus (1+ / 0-)
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      civil wingnut

      on the crotch of a child-woman to be 'beautiful' - this is the perception of women that republicans keep pushing - the empty headed acceptance of "walking behind" the "man" - how women need protecting (except when their lives are endangered by an etopic pregnancy or other pregnancy due to rape).

      this is, to me, an attempt to make women helpless, therefore dependent on men to determine how to "save" them.

      Leanie van der Vyver, the designer, claims that she is challenging the "near impossible standards of beauty" - but i find the video has the opposite effect.  the "shoes" are lost in that video - it is the almost pornographic view of the woman that is the primary visual.

      if she is trying to start a dialogue - she succeeded - but i think not in the way she intended.

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