Kick ass. I had to make a meme out of what she said in response to Abercrombie and Fitch:
Kick ass. I had to make a meme out of what she said in response to Abercrombie and Fitch:
“In this case, Disney (DIS -1.11%) has listened to the more than 210,000 petitioners who complained about the sexy makeover given to the fiery-haired Merida, heroine of “Brave.” The media giant on Wednesday restored the original, more realistic version (pictured, left) to its official princess Website, although it hasn’t yet released a statement about whether it will keep the original depiction for the long term.
“Young girls looking for a positive role model in Pixar’s animated adventure “Brave” will soon find a much slimmer, prettier version…. She has gone under the Disney knife and has been given a skinnier waist, higher cheekbones and a liberal supply of hair conditioner, making her more Barbie than Artemis.”
Young girls do not need to witness a make over on a character that was beautiful, strong, and great to begin with. Young girls especially do not need Disney and “Barbie” telling them that their Brave role model is now “Slimmer and prettier.” The only message young girls will get is:
A. You need to be THIN to be pretty.
B. You need to be sexy as a pre-teen.
C. Even the wording, “Under the knife…” tells young girls that plastic surgery is the way to go. Ugh.
What the heck is wrong with companies in America? Why are we continually telling our young girls that they will NEVER be good enough unless they follow a preset standard by Hollywood, Companies and Media? We do not need strong willed heroines with skinnier waists, bigger boobs and higher cheekbones.
Merida was beautiful to begin with, even with her frizzy unruly hair. All her attributes and idiosyncrasies are what made her HER. Why do companies have to butcher everything; from Disney to Abercrombie and Fitch. The news revolving around the “No Big Girls Club” is getting really old.
Can’t these companies just promote self acceptance and self love?
Dove Video Here:
Dove got the right idea. It is amazing how we see ourselves versus how others see us. It is really hard to maintain a positive self image when you have companies like Disney, a CHILDHOOD ICONIC COMPANY, telling us that we need thinner waists, higher cheekbones and expensive conditioner.
Disney should be telling young girls that you’re perfect, just the way you are. We’re all unique. We’re all different. Some are smarter, some are blonder, some are thinner, etc. They have the opportunity ahead of them to promote self acceptance and body acceptance. They are paving the way for future eating disorders, bullying, and self hate.
Having a real hard time. I am depressed beyond what I am normally. I want to die. I pray I don’t wake up in the morning. Please, dear God, take me bring me home.
I was one of those girls who had a real hard time accepting who I was internally. Especially in those impressionable years that are commonly referred to as “puberty.” Parents hate you. Peers hate you. Even your ‘best friend’ can sometimes be your worst enemy. I acknowledged this. I learned this quickly. I learned the game, the routine, and the plays to stay safe on the field of life.
I have always been a little off of the beaten path. I remember friends in school, and even years out of school, telling me, “Your style was so odd, but you were the only one I knew that could pull it off.” I had a ton of confidence then. I figured, “hell, if I can’t ever do anything to please ‘the masses’, I might as well lead my own pack;” even if it was a pack of one.
My mother used to tell me frequently that I had to “conform, just a little” if I wanted to get anywhere in life. Hell, my nickname is “Rebel Regan” and my mother so kindly calls me a “rebel without a clue.” What she failed to realize is that I am an individual. I am a person of my own. She should have embraced that and nurtured that. Instead, her words that were meant to “mean well” turned into a negative voice in my head constantly telling me I was not good enough.
I was young but seemed to “get it” better then than I do now. I do not know what happened along my life’s path that enabled insecurity, but it is there. I might wear that dress with a big smile, but every shiny surface I pass I look at myself and judge. I am my own worst critic.
It was not until 2011 that I truly learned that I was a pretty kick ass chick. I am intelligent. I carry myself well, even being an overweight woman. I dress attractively and learn to accent the positives. I am compassionate. I am creative. I have a whole list of “I AM’s” feel free to look them over by clicking the link. I also know that I can be hot headed, quick tempered, mouthy… but I always have remorse after the fact.
Through counseling, I finally got to a point where I refused to allow anyone to treat me in a negative manner. So why do I continue to allow myself to treat me in that manner. I am supposed to be my biggest advocate.
“Be Yourself” and “Be Good to Yourself.”
I am 36 and still find moments in my life where I struggle with accepting who I am unconditionally. However, I do try every day to accept who I am. I was made this way for a reason. I was made different, unique and free. It has taken a long time to love myself; however much so, it is still a work in progress.
“Words are like weapons, they wound sometimes.” – Cher.
It is hard when you have people who are just as insecure as you are but keen on picking up your insecurities and slinging them as weapons. It is commonly called “psychological projection” My words wound others, just as I have been wounded as well. We have to remember to be good to each other. But we also have to be good to ourselves. We allow others to treat us, and sometimes worse, than we treat ourselves. We attract those in our lives based on how we lay the ground work around us, by which seeds we plant and chose to nourish.
It is really hard to expect others to treat you well, when you have a hard time doing it for yourself. No one will love you until you love yourself. We teach others how to treat us according to how we treat ourselves. So be good to yourself. Start standing up for YOU, first and foremost. You deserve the same love, if not more, than those around you.
Affirmations for myself today:
I am willing to love and accept myself anyway.
I thank, love and respect myself.
I am learning to be okay with myself… just as I am.
I am learning to love, accept and appreciate *all* parts of me.
I honor myself for how challenging this is (has been).
GRATITUDE FOR TODAY:
I am thankful to be able to acknowledge this area about myself that needs worked on.
I am thankful to have affirmations to assist me and my mind set.
I am thankful for the self love and acceptance that I do have.
LINKS FOR FURTHER THOUGHT ON SUBJECT:
We are all flawed, every single one of us. Nobody is perfect. If you’re a gamer like I am, you know that sometimes the greatest item you can find is a “flawed gem” or “flawed artifact” in a game. Each flawed item enhances you, your weapon, your armor.
I know that my flaws have enhanced who I am as a person. Allow your flaws to enhance your armor, enhance you as a person. Embrace them and learn from them.
I have learned from my flaws. I have also learned from the flaws of others as well. They are not meant to be judged upon, but to be “equipped” and looked upon and seen for the beauty that is hidden in those flaws. I learn from each of them, in each of us, that there are good intentions within.
There are many old adages that mean the same, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” or “She’s a diamond in the rough.” Please remember, when you come across someone who is not “perfect” in your eyes, they are still just as beautiful as anyone else. They just have attributes that need strengthening, guidance, reassurance, and LOVE (above all!)
Some people see and accept all of their “flaws” and learn to live and adapt around them. Some people are still in the learning process. They may not have the greatest personality traits right now, but, they are a work in progress….. like we all are. I have to remind myself of this every day.
Don’t judge yourself, Regan…. but Don’t judge others either.
We have to learn to respect the idea that not everyone likes us as a person. Because you’re flawed. I am flawed. But, these flaws are character enhancements. Try not to judge just learn to laugh at the mistakes, embrace your flaws, and try to do good with good intentions.
Because I am thankful to be able to step back and accept myself for who I am, not who others want me to be. I am learning to love myself, and remember that I deserve love. I am filled with gratitude over being an unique individual who is dented with flaws. I walk everyday with good intentions in mind. And I am learning to laugh at my imperfections.
I found a new site called The Gratitude Girl. I think I’m going to enjoy pop in here and there to check what is new on their horizon. I am also contemplating purchasing one of the Gratitude Journals for review.
Link added to my link’s section.