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Friday, March 20, 2009

brush free


We have food packaging whose selling point is no MSG, no transfats, no animal products, no gluten.

Cosmetic labels which claim no animal testing and petroleum free.

Sunscreens - PABA free.

Water bottles - no BPA.


Can we now have magazines whose distinction is no air brushing?

"This magazine contains no photographs that have been air brushed or in any way digitally enhanced, changed or modified. The women portrayed in this magazine are shown in their natural, un-altered glory."

Or,

"All models depicted within this magazine have signed the 10%-or-greater bodyfat pledge. Because beautiful is a woman with a healthy body weight."

I would subscribe to THAT magazine.

36 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Amen.

Magpie said...

I'm in.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Oh yes please. Although I wish we just dropped the crap from everything....

blognut said...

Sold.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Now that I'd like to see. Also, can we all please notice that only a short time ago, Marilyn Monroe, sex-symbol extraordinaire, did not look hungry? How fast "ideals" change!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wouldn't that be something?

Vodka Mom said...

and i would buy it as well. PLEASE.

AnnD said...

Hear, hear! (Or is it "Here, here?") I don't believe I've ever seen that written down before! I just hope it happens before my daughter is a teenager.

Margo said...

Sign me up! I don't like the way we aren't informed if HD film work has been touched up either. I mean have you seen that commercial with Christie Brinkley? She looks my daughter's age.

Deb said...

Let's start one. We'd be rich.

g said...

Hear hear!!

I didn't ever see it, but I understand Jamie Lee Curtis once had a photo of her body published, untouched, to make a point.

She shops in my local grocery store - she's absolutely gorgeous!

Answering you question on my pink saturday post - actually, my husband packed for me and it was pretty comical!!! Good thing we were going casual!

bernthis said...

the magazine would have no pictures. ONly ads. Nice thought and hell yeah, I'd buy it.

bernthis said...

the magazine would have no pictures. ONly ads. Nice thought and hell yeah, I'd buy it.

Laura said...

I so want that magazine. Is that Marilyn Monroe and does she have thighs? Oh why, why was I born into a time where slender is the mantra and toned is the desire. Tone, how do you tone down cellulite and a body's desire to be a body, with all of its components including more than bones?

mo.stoneskin said...

Sounds like a great idea.

Paul is a Hermit said...

Reality Magazine, what a concept. I'll buy it!

Health Psych said...

Sign me up.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

I hate that this seems like a fantasy.

Jamie Lee did it once, and Jenny McCarthy deconstructed a photo of herself on The Rosie O'Donnell show, and Kate Winslet had her lawsuit but otherwise, we're generally subjected to the ridiculous...

Jocelyn said...

Clearly, I need to start putting out a magazine about me. I would enjoy you as the single subscriber.

Nora said...

Sign me up!

Trannyhead said...

Sign ME up, too.

I love Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" but I heard they had some backlash from it. As in some people were all "why are you showing us fat people?" It made me so mad. Anyway, down with air brushing! (Unless it's of me ... *snort*)

Maggie May said...

all i can say is Hell Yes.

Reluctant Blogger said...

haha yes it does sound like a fab idea - I hate the idea that they alter people's photos. I don't buy or read magazines - just cos the whole idea of reading about other people's lives (unreal type people I mean or people who are prepared to sell up their lives for a magazine) just doesn't interest me. I prefer to read what REAL people write and look at their unairbrushed photos - which is why I read blogs not magazines.

Or do you think people do it here???? Yikes!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Count me in. Love it!

Alison said...

Ah 'twould be a breath of fresh air. And that is such a gorgeous pic of my favoured female icon...I'm going to steal it and make a screen saver out of it or somepink.

Mary Alice said...

I'm in too. Give me a realistic looking woman that isn't pale and sickly thin.

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

I'm so with you on that one. I'm over the crazy weight thing. I just feel better at 180. 190? Not so much. 172 - would be great. But I'm 6'1. And the only way to get to 172 is to never eat and exercise all day long and screw that. Depressing.

Stacie said...

I think that society would be in shock. Even I, who happens to be plus size, have been brainwashed into looking at the magazines in supermarkets and seeing a celebrity who has gained a few and thinks, "Gosh! She's gotten fat!" Then reality sets in and I think, "WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?" The all-or-nothing mentality of perfection is overwhelmingly ingrained into our beings...even if we don't believe it. Either you're perfect or you're ugly. I even use this garbage against myself. How untrue is all of this? Well, it's a poignant that all of us "imperfect" women have men who think we're perfect!

flutter said...

word!

ArtSnark said...

FAB idea!

Kelli Anne Busey said...

I'm in too:)

Kelli Anne Busey said...

I'm in!

Mark said...

I would too! Very cool idea!

Margo said...

latest ad on my facebook page: Katie Holmes selling deep wrinkle cream. Is there any way to get rid of these ads... they know i'm a forty something woman, and this is how stupid FB thinks we are?

phd in yogurtry said...

margo -- I know it! I see those too and I want to get rid of them .. I can't remember which young actresses I've seen featured but it's ridiculous. as you say, how stupid (and desperate) do they think we are? my thinking is, if Katie Holmes needs wrinkle cream, I am sunk and might as well go live in a cave

JCK said...

Such a gorgeous shot of Marilyn Monroe. I hadn't seen that one before.