Beauty is Subjective
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Dove's controversial advertisements for "Real Beauty" have set a new standard for beauty, or have they? This paper discusses the pros and cons of these controversial ads. It is a critical analysis of what message these ads are trying to send and who their target market is.
From the Paper:"Beauty is that which gives one a sense of pleasure, but everyone finds pleasure in different things. Therefore beauty is subjective. Yet some groups of people try to make others believe that their own personal definition of beauty is or should be a universal truth. Supermodels, clothing brands, celebrities, fashion critics and beauty brands have all been part of it. Once in a while something, like Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, pops up trying to redefine stereotypical beauty only by establishing a new one."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Howard, Theresa. "Ad Campaigns Tell Women To Celebrate Who They Are". USA Today. July 7, 2005. December 14, 2006 <http://www.usatoday.com/money/advertising/2005-07-07-dove-usat_x.htm>
- Stevenson, Seth. "When Tush Comes to Dove". Slate. August 1, 2005. December 14, 2006 < http://www.slate.com/id/2123659/>
- National Women's Health Information Center. December 14, 2006. Department of Health and Human Services. December 14, 2006 < http://www.4woman.gov/>
- Campaign for Real Beauty. December 14, 2006. Dove. December 14, 2006. < http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/>
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