An article for those of us who are not physically perfect

In my younger days, if buxom wasn’t your thing, I had a figure to die for.  Two children and a few years later and . . . well, I’m trim, but it takes a lot of work.  Given the realities of child bearing, age and gravity, there’s nothing more irksome to me than a picture of some Hollywood woman, slim and smooth in a bikini, boasting about how she went back to her original figure within just three months of having a baby because she did intense workouts and ate a bizarre diet.

The good news is that those ladies can’t lie with impunity anymore.  Two scientists have created a computer program that measures the amount of photoshopping involved in any given image.  I think every single woman and teenager in the land should read this article.  It wouldn’t hurt to have the guys read it either, just so that they too can know how the media manipulates them.

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  1. says

    “published images should be given a rating to warn how much photo-trickery has been used”

    Should they also be required to specify the amount of money spent on cosmetics, the use of special lighting, the number of cosmetic surgeries (if any), and the amount of money spent on same?

    Indeed, we could have a whole new bureaucracy to enforce these regulations. More jobs!

    Even better: Romance novels should be required to include a disclosure, along the following lines:

    WARNING: Readers should be advised that the specific mix of characteristics in the male protagonist of this novel—great physique, net assets of over $50 million, descended from an ancient and noble British family, served in Special Forces before becoming a pirate who only robs ships with evil owners–is present is less than .00023% of the world’s male population. You should adjust your dating criteria appropriately. 

  2. suek says

    >>Should they also be required to specify the amount of money spent on cosmetics, the use of special lighting, the number of cosmetic surgeries (if any), and the amount of money spent on same?>>

    Only one word comes to mind…PELOSI…!

  3. SADIE says

     David Foster
     
    Loved the WARNING – got a good giggle out of that.
     
    The art of air-brushing applies not just to the physical and cosmetic – the media and politicians do it with language all the time. No one is a liar – they “bend” the truth and color their prose – photoshopping politics.

  4. shirleyelizabeth says

    I’m 10 months out of my first pregnancy and am just coming to realize that Perky Boobs After Pregnancy and Nursing is only a fantasy. One it’ll probably take me a couple more years of failed attempts to stop believing in.
     
    I imagine it a weird thing to see pictures of yourself in a magazine. What do you say to people about it? “Oh look, that’s me and what I don’t look like.” I like myself and am happy with who I am (PBAPN or not) (named it myself, can you tell?) so it’s difficult to see why people find they need to change so much about their appearances.

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