Lynda Brendish wrote a piece about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign celebrating the sentiment of empowerment but criticising the parent company Unilever. Plenty of others have found reasons to criticise, too (for example, featuring traditionally attractive white women and showing women as their own worst enemy rather than the sexist society they live in). But what about the men, you ask? Well, here’s a brilliant parody of the campaign showing how they have a very different problem.
The blurb: “Men are not their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of men around the world consider themselves average looking. At New Feelings Time, we are committed to creating a world where illegitimate beauty is not a source of confidence. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how men view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.”