When Glee does things right, they
“You aren’t on our minds, and we don’t care what you think is attractive or unattractive. We aren’t trying to be beautiful for you. If we were, we’d walk around in Victoria’s Secret fashion show lingerie all the time… actually, that would be kinda fun.”
I love this video.
Click through to watch the video too, it is brilliant.
(Although an additional point needs to be made that sadly many people, particularly women, do feel pressured to dress for others instead of for themselves. People do wear make-up, and wear certain clothes, and have cosmetic surgery to fit in with the very narrow standard we’re told is “beautiful”. People also do these things because they themselves think they’re beautiful and that’s how they want their body to look.
Body mods and beauty practices aren’t the problem, the pressure for people to conform to a certain set of standards is. - Becca)
Something I aspire to soak in one day.
[Image: two animated GIFs of Portia de Rossi, a middle-aged blonde woman talking.
The caption on the first image reads, “If your self-esteem really does depend on how you look, you’re always gonna be insecure. There’s no way you can get around it. Even if you get the perfect body, you’re gonna age.”
The caption on the second image reads, “At some point you have to take control, shift the focus, and decide that who you are, what you can contribute to the world, what you do and say, is so much more important than how you look.”]
[IMAGE: The first image shows a poster advert for Dr Pepper TEN, depicting a grey background with a can of Dr Pepper TEN in front of a glass of the soda with ice, and the slogan “IT’S NOT FOR WOMEN.” to the right hand side.
The second image shows a moving GIF of John Green and Hank Green, two white males wearing glasses, captioned with the text “Dr. Pepper Ten: it’s not for women. It’s for, apparently, misogynists.”]
[GIF SET: Taken from a video of John Green reviewing Twilight and New Moon. Five GIFs show a white male with glasses and a beard talking to camera. Text across the images reads:
“You almost get the feeling from reading the books that, like, a woman can’t be whole until she has a strong indepent man to take care of her.”
“When of course, the fact is a woman needs a strong man to take care of her like a fish needs a bicycle.”
“I mean, just ask the Yeti (the speaker’s wife). Hey, Sarah!”
“Do you need a man who can bench-press your body weight in order to feel whole?”
“Sarah (speaking from off camera): …Obviously not.”]