Why I Won’t Be Boycotting Dove Products

The above pictures are from Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. The campaign has been around since 2005 and is meant to emphasize that a woman doesn’t have to fit into a particular mold to be thought of as beautiful. It’s still going strong.

Now on to the controversy……

Click here to watch the ad.

The link I have you clicking to watch is an ad that Dove ran that features a black woman taking off her top to reveal a white woman and the white woman taking off her top to reveal a woman of Latin(?) ethnicity.

The controversy started because a makeup artist posted a gif of the first two images. The gift left out the Latin woman so it appears like the black woman is shedding her skin to become white. Yeah, right? Not a good look for Dove.

The reason many people were offended was because the GIF brought memories like this one

So you can see why a person would be outraged IF YOU SAW THE GIF ALONE. However, after seeing the FULL AD, I think we’re jumping the gun. Especially, given Dove’s recent history of celebrating beauty in all shapes/sizes/colors.

Click here to listen to my thoughts about why I’m NOT boycotting. Please share your thoughts about this IMPORTANT topic my blog. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Advertisements

Why I Hate the Phrase “Know Your Worth” and Her Evil Sister “Love Yourself”

I’m sure many of you have run into the above phrases and while spending time on social. In this post I recorded some thoughts AND reservations I have about those two phrases even though I understand the message of self preservation behind them. Click here to listen to this message. As usual I look forward to hearing (or reading) your thoughts on this topic. I also want to hear your thoughts on the take a knee stance in the NFL right now. I’m gonna post on this topic as well.

A Lesson For Men About The Women They Don’t Own | HuffPost

Another internet “find”. I’ll be back posting this Sunday on BOOKWORM. I’ll be posting a review on the play A Kept Woman which is at the King Arts Complex tonight at 8 pm. I’ll be going live on Facebook to discuss it. Bye.

Black men are the most painful foes for Black women: the trauma of being hurt by your own | AFROPUNK

Found this on Facebook and thought I’d share it. Please share your thoughts on this subject in the comments section. Thank you. Have a blessed Friday…

Be Your Own Fan (The Art of Self Promotion/Investment)

This post is about self promotion/investment. How many times have you purchased a product/received a service/ went to a movie/concert, LOVED IT and raved to other people about it?? Plenty of times I’ll bet. That’s type of promotion is called “word of mouth” advertising (and is generally the best kind and the cheapest) . So when is the last time you were your own “word of mouth” advertising?? Not just in the business sense, but also in your personal life. When was the last you let other people in your life know you are looking to get married?? Many of us (especially women) aren’t taught how to promote ourselves. In fact we’re taught to put other’s interests before our own, then manipulate to get what we want. In this post I discuss why this doesn’t serve our best interests….

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

This post addresses the issue of shame and shaming. Shaming is the act of putting someone on a guilt trip over behavior that has been forgiven by God (the person got recently saved or repented of it in the course of their walk with Christ) OR judging them for behavior that isn’t a sin to begin (i.e. My post on hoe-ifying women for exercising their freedom to travel or prude-shaming women for “withholding sex” from men who aren’t entitled to it in the first place).  It’s a bit ranty (to me, anyway) but hopefully you’ll get whatever point I’m trying get across.

Blurred Lines

Have you ever had questions about behavior that wasn’t preceded in the Bible by a “Thou shalt not _______”? If you have, this post is for you. In these two recordings, I discuss how make Godly decisions about areas in your life that may not be clearly defined in scripture. I hope that this post helps you. Feel to comment any opinions you wish to share…,

Blurred Lines 1

Blurred Lines 2