It’s Time to Say “No!” to the Beauty Ideal

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10 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    Beautifully said! It is time to have wonderful and inspiring images of women aging with dignity and without invasive “anti aging” work.
    I want real images of real, dynamic women! Media…Can you hear me??!!

  2. mlgadminmwo says:

    Thanks Sue. We agree completely. We’re going to do our best over the next few months to address this question some more and look at what it means to be beautiful from a much broader perspective than the mainstream media currently allows for.

  3. Kamilla says:

    Beauty is so much more than the visual image of a person, true beauty lies within their soul and is shown through their actions and interaction with others. Likewise when someone is twisted with hatred and act in selfish ways, no matter how aestheticly pleasing they may be, they are not beautiful.

  4. Jackie Shields says:

    Teaching honest chemical-free eating and exercise is the only way to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Let’s stop buying rubbish magazines and start supporting those with true principles. Organic skincare and makeup is the only way to go.

  5. Erana Webber says:

    Beauti lies within if you think your beautiful on the inside you are more confident and dress nicer on the outside. Also I think Wanaka is beautiful in the winter the mountains,snow and sceenary.

  6. Raechel says:

    As the mum of two teenage daughters, I worry about what they see and hear in media and on things like Facebook and instagram,TV showes & girlie magazines etc. They are fit young girls, but now with that media deem the perfect shape or skin type. I wish there was more real life advertising so they dont feel the need to diet and exercise to be “normal” what is normal? I think they are normal. Where the real life people in media?

  7. Erin says:

    Megan you nailed it. What a fantastic article. Let’s get back to reality and nurture our natural beauty

  8. Leah says:

    Megan fantastic article, I love your stance on beauty. I agree its about difference not conformity making our stamp on the world, being comfortable in our skin and loving it. Like you said a truly beautiful women is on who cherishes herself and others and I am honoured and privileged to have a mother who displays these attributes and attitudes. She is caring humble and selfless and is respected by so many now that is true beauty and that is my mum.

  9. Lania says:

    exactly how I feel, it’s really hard to love yourself when we are told otherwise on TV, magazines and splashed everywhere. Do you photoshop your models in catalogues ? I hope hot…..

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