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I realize it’s 3 years old and I’m probably the last person to see it, but I just discovered the video and it’s a great example of how much manipulation can go into media images.
I decided to show it to my 8-year-old son today.
Little boys are now growing up with the same pressures as little girls with distorted images of the human body. They also constantly see photos of “perfect” women who don’t exist and, at best, are shown as objects, not fellow human beings.
His reaction was priceless.
With eyes wide and mouth open he said, and I quote… ”Mind blown.”
We’ve had the you-never-trust-commercials conversation, many, many times so we chatted about that again and then he went back to playing on the computer.
I can only hope he filed it away in that overactive brain of his.
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