Saturday, February 20, 2010 is a good thing, but don't forget Pretty Is As Pretty Does

Akansas Patti chose not to listen to the Delta commercial for fear it would get stuck in her head, too. She said she had just gotten over the new Wal-Mart Dove commercial with the song "Do Your Ears Hang Low". Now I have both in my head, but it is a good thing.

While looking for the "Do Your Ears Hang Low" song I found that Dove has started a campaign to target young girls to let them know they are beautiful as they are without all the falderal they are being told they need to be beautiful and desirable in life. The commercial says Talk to your girls before the glamour industry does. It is an eye opening little bit of good advice. Temper the you are pretty part with the reality that how you act allows others to see your beauty. My grandmother used to tell me that "Pretty is as pretty does." That means your actions are more, or at least as important as physical beauty. my grandmother was a wise woman.

The other day I found a box of pictures and saw myself through my life at different stages. I actually was beautiful and I remember at the time thinking how fat, crummy hair, etc. I had. If I'd only known.

Campaign For Beauty


  1. Wow. I am so confused I don't know what to say. I don't remember the song and I guess that is a good thing.

  2. Well, the message is right... I'm just not sure about the tactic... But I guess anything is worth a try.

  3. I like the campaigns. I always let my daughters know how lovely they were and I don't know that they were ever that unhappy with their looks. They have all grown into beautiful confident women and I'm really proud of all of them.

  4. A most enjoyable post to read and watch. I also thought the photo's were lovely, Dove over here have commercials but not like the ones you have.


  5. Compared to now, I was a cover girl! But Yes young girls, the younger the better, need to be admonished they are beautiful in many ways.

  6. I was ugly as sin as a kid, but no one ever told me.
    It wasn't until I got a little older did I start getting hard on myself.

    It's a plague on society for sure, and I think that boys have a hard time too. Are they strong enough, smart enough, fast enough.

    I wish that soap would wash it all away.

  7. My girls were twins and always caused a commotion anywhere they went because they looked so identical. I don't think they ever lacked for attention from me or anyone else. lol. They seem to be well adjusted young women today. We do need to let our children know
    they are beautiful in every way.

  8. Lora,
    I was thinking the same thing just last night. Boys do have it hard sometimes...or all the time if they have weirdo parents, but I think another would have the bigger impact on a boy. They need guy approval...not Dove approval so much.