Tuesday, November 27, 2007

100th Carnival of Homeschooling is up!

It's over at Mom is Teaching. There are a lot of really good, thought-provoking articles this week (although, alas, none from me).

As the daddy of two daughters, I was particularly affected by this post. It deals with the rather unrealistic standards of beauty that our society tries to cram down the throats of our young women. It contains two very thought-provoking short videos that illustrate clearly what our daughters are up against. The first one shows the process by which a model, who's actually a normal-looking young lady, gets turned into an unobtainable goddess through make-up and digital enhancement, illustrating how our daughters really are up against an unattainable standard of beauty, since not even the models can reach it without Photoshop. The second video, which is more than just a little disturbing, shows a rapid-fire montage of beauty-product advertising that directly assaults a woman's sense of her own attractiveness.

Anyway, there's a lot of good stuff there this week. Check it out!

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