Thursday, May 01, 2008


I was reading an article at work in an advertising publication and they were talking about the prolific use of Photoshop (and similar programs) used by the magazine/advertising industry.

I subscribe to Redbook and remember this cover. I thought Wow, she looks really good for being roughly my age and 3 kids. Good for her....

Uh huh, here is the BEFORE photo. She still looks great but more know, the almost 40 back fat, the crow's feet around her eyes, normal sized arm, etc.
And we wonder why there is such a problem with our women/girls and body image. Jeez, if a gal who looks great in real life has to be altered for a "women's magazine" targeted at her peers, what chance do our young girls have??? Oh that's right, plastic surgery.

Ok...getting off my soap box now.

Photos taken from this website.

1 comment:

JerseyGirl said...

and then there's an ad for skinny pills directly below the magazine title...

Ironic you posted this today as I was thinking about you as I made dinner tonight! I have a cambells recipe you and the kids might like:

1 lb ground beef (turkey, whatever you want)
1 can tomato soup
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup water
6 tortillas (6") cut into 1" pieces
1 can corn (I added this-if I had green chilies I'd put them in here too!)
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Brown and drain meat, add all ingredients except tortillas and cheese together and heat until boiling, add tortillas, cook for 5 minutes or until it seems well mixed and the tortillas have softened a little. Sprinkle cheese over the top and continue heating until melted.

It's fast, easy and pretty tasty. I like that you can switch it up by adding different ingredients to it. I usually add a little more salsa to it b/c salsa rocks. =)