Monday, September 04, 2006

myths and photoshop

I was at the gym yesterday and they had a copy of "Fit Pregnancy" in the magazine pile. The cover, a "fit pregnant" woman who of course had gained no weight anywhere besides her belly, had a completely airbrushed belly button. It poked out but had clearly been photoshopped into oblivion, so I grabbed a pencil, circled the navel, and wrote "airbrushed" across the belly. It just seemed like one more thing to make pregnant women self-conscious about their changing bodies. Maybe I'll go back and write the URL for that "Shape of a Mother" website on the magazine, so women can see that their own bodies are NOT going to look like the airbrushed myth of "Fit Pregnancy" models.

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