Way to be, jackasses. Way. to. be.

Surely by now you have heard that a whole slew of men are pissed about the Dove Campaign for Natural Beauty (articles on Gapers Block and Chicagoist). These men need to pull their head’s out of their asses, and an angry letter is just the way to do it. I got your ammo right here.


Here is what I just shot off.

The women pictured in the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty ads are chunky? That is what is considered chunky? If that is the case, then a huge percentage of women are considered chunky. I have the same body build as Sigrid, Gina, and Stacy. I weight 125lbs and am 5

2 Comments so far

  1. nikkos (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 2:55 pm

    Lauren, you beat me to it- and you put up a great post BTW. I hope to see your letter in the paper tomorrow.

    Hope you don’t mind, I’ll share what I was gonna post:

    Read this article in the Sun-Times: http://www.suntimes.com/output/lifestyles/cst-ftr-dovemain19.html

    Have You Seen This New Dove Ad Campaign?

    I saw the flyers up in the Bucktown area, however I was driving and couldn

  2. Dave! (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 5:31 pm

    Here’s what I sent to Roeper:

    Short-sighted men with word processors have invaded my newspaper.

    Columnists, that is. If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ve no doubt noticed that people like Lucio Guerrero, Bill Zwecker and Richard

    Roeper have been spouting off about the new ads for Dove soap, featuring women (pretty women, actually, just not “super models”) in bras and panties.

    Now here’s where I’m supposed to say that I agree with the columnists because I’m a man. Given that most columnists are staff writers, and that readership of newspapers is way down, I’m supposed to defend them writing asinine drivel simply to garner some attention.

    But the raw truth is, all of the women in the Dove ads are actually pretty–take a look. They’re the kind of women that men date and find attractive, maybe not model “gorgeous,” but they sure look like wives and girlfriends to me. They are hardly akin to some of the people letting it all hang out at Taste of Chicago. They are actual women, real life women, the kind the media has been training men to ignore for several decades.

    If that makes me sound pompous and superior — well yes, I am a man. And I’ll have to point out that just because men who appear on billboards and in magazines and on TV commercials are just as

    unrealistic as their female counterparts does not mean that they *should* be.

    Kudos to Dove for being bold and innovative and kudos to the real, pretty, and natural women featured in their ads. And shame on you, Dick, for not having the guts to stand up for what you know is right just because you’re thinking with your, well…

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