True for boys & girls.

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32 Responses to True for boys & girls.

  1. atheaos says:

    B should really be hanging partially outside of A.

  2. w says:

    photoshop shopuld be banned :P

  3. Mike says:

    The older you get the bigger B gets.

  4. Nan says:

    This is a timely post. Matt Mendelsohn has written a great piece in reaction to Self Magazine’s comments defending the photo shop job they did on Kelly Clarkson . . . it is an incredible story and an excellent read!

  5. gina says:

    self magazine can suck it!!!

  6. QUOTH says:

    A=What men find attractive
    B=What women think men find attractive.

    Men know what women find attractive :P

    How many male supermodels names or faces do you know? Thats right,

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  10. Michael says:

    Because 300lb. women with hairy moles are beautiful, no matter what the magazines tell us.

  11. Her Breckness says:

    Damn straight they are!!!

  12. Dahveed says:

    These magazines covers portray people that don’t really exist as shown, so I guess we’re all inadequate.

    Why do people support a business that holds them up to a unrealistic standard?

  13. Buddy says:

    Yeah, the vast majority of people are ugly (or at least “not beautiful”). That sounds about right to me.

  14. A true concept. The beauty is in every human

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  16. Victoria says:

    I would argue that today’s definition of beauty lies halfway outside the circle of people-that-actually-exist. It’s no secret that the models shown in the magazines have been photoshopped to the point where they are more fictional than real.

  17. Dave A. says:

    “Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination.” -Marcel Proust

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  19. Shinobu says:

    “A=What men find attractive
    B=What women think men find attractive.”

    That’s just wrong.

    From my experience as a woman, pushing yourself to that ideal has nothing whatsoever to do with men or what they like. If you’re trying to impress anyone at all it’s most likely other women.

    Men give themselves way too much credit when it comes to women.

  20. mediajunkie says:

    The antidote to this is bitchmedia. Magazine re-launch in just a couple of weeks!

  21. Mike says:

    As others have said, I don’t think B exists entirely inside A. Digital manipulation sets the standards so high, the model who’s picture they started with can’t measure up.

    I know that *my* perception of beauty has been completely fucked by modern media, and I’ve probably missed out on a number of great women because of it.

  22. kwalsham says:

    true for boys and girls and ESPECIALLY true for everyone in between

  23. Dustin says:

    People think they need to be a supermodel (or the like) to be on the cover of such magazines, but even the supermodels aren’t good enough and need to be photoshop’d to make the cut…

    This should make girls across the nation feel better, knowing that even the supposed “most beautiful” aren’t good enough…

    Yea, so really, its an unreachable standard.

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  25. g barton says:

    The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason He makes so many of them.

    Abraham Lincoln

  26. sarah von says:

    yes and yes and yes. I love this!

  27. Angie Mary says:

    This is true for girls and boys. I agree. People, who can honestly smile and who have a soul, which can be seen when looking into their eyes, possess a certain kind of beauty the media seem to forget about. Everybody looks ugly when looking very self impressed.

  28. eugenia says:

    Oh Love it!… but…
    I would not necesarily say “Cultural”, cause than can differ from a context to another. I would rather say “Occidental”….and going even further…”Frivolous occidental definition of beauty”.

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