Weekend Wonderings

Happy Saturday readers!

This post is brought to you courtesy of Catherine, our US correspondent.  Dove did a social experiment in the US, called The Beauty Sketches.  Women were asked to describe themselves to a police sketch artist (who couldn’t see them), who then drew them based on their description.  The same women were then described by someone else, and drawn again.

Take a look at this video.

Readers, I know you don’t need any convincing that many women’s images of themselves are distorted.  But this three minutes of video will bring that point home in entirely new ways.  On top of all that, it’s really, really interesting.  It makes you think.

Have a good weekend, one and all.  Go and tell your friend she’s beautiful.

Categories: Body Image, Weekend Wonderings, Written By Anna
6 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Alex
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Lovely way to start the WE. Thank you!

    • Posted June 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome! Mr K told me you posted this on FB… Thanks! X

  2. Posted June 15, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    What a great start to Saturday. I love all the dove ads, they’re the only company out there that are trying to promote what woman actually look like and show is that out perceptions are wrong rather than promote something to improve how you look.

  3. Lucie
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    This is amazing. So true that we’re often overly critical of ourselves, we should believe that we are as beautiful as everyone else thinks we are!

  4. Posted June 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    This is so powerful, good on Dove for showing us how unnecessarily hard we are on ourselves. Thanks for sharing Anna and Catherine.

  5. Posted June 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely love this so much. Tears in my eyes. Powerful little film.
    Clever people at Dove they are X

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