This is a though provoking guest post from Sammie Cervantes aka @principalnheels. How do we help our female students see themselves as beautiful?
Well, Dove has done it again. If you haven’t seen their latest ad, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DdM-4siaQw. It’s worth the watch. In short, women in four cities across the world face two doors. One says “average”; the other says “beautiful”. I would love to say that we live in an era where women from across the globe routinely choose the latter, but as evidenced by this video, we have a long way to go.
Let me be clear……the irony is not lost on me. The fact that Dove, owned by the billion dollar company Unilever (who also owns such well known products as Axe, Ponds, Suave, Tresemme, and Vaseline just to name a few) has created a campaign that has lasted longer than a decade aimed at “starting a global conversation on the need for a wider definition of beauty” is quite perplexing for me. On the…
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