Ads like this are in every women-related magazine in Japan.
This is so sick! So obvious they used Photoshop to make the girls, that are already pure bones, to also look taller!
Another bad photoshopped ad.
The beauty standard pressure set by the media really drives me mad! I've grown up with this happening to me. In Brazil the situation is not to look skinny, but to have a round big ass, because is the beauty standard in my country. This is one of the many reasons on why I feel bad for being a woman. We live so much pressure to act in some way, to look like that or you will be rejected by society or you will never get married.
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING!
It's all B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T!
Don't tell me men will not like you or respect you if you act in certain way, because respect comes from the inside, comes from your self-respect and people can feel it and use it against you. Society always want women to follow some rules so men can have some control into us. But nowadays there are men who loves bold women too, so those stupid rules are falling too!
But the point of this post is not about other pressure we women suffer, but beauty standards. Ok ok, you can call me a big hypocrite because I wanted to work with my beauty, and perhaps because of this I was going to end up setting up another beauty standard, but the beauty standard I was looking for myself wasn't any of those in magazines with anorexic girls, but in mags filled with naturally healthy body. Also, the beauty I wanted to reach with my work was in first place to impress myself, and then get confidence to impress others, the camera, the photographer, whatever!
You can be skinny and healthy, but you cannot archive what they are showing in those photoshopped ads in magazines like Koakuma Ageha, Egg, etc etc. It's not healthy, and men don't like it. My husband for example, when I was reaching 37kg he was worried and even his sex interest on me dropped, but when I reached a healthier weight like 43kg, wow, he couldn't stop staring at me - and neither other men!
I still have some self-esteem issues in my head thanks for the 20 years living in a very shallow country like Brazil where they only respect big assed girls and gringos. I got tired of this bullshit in my life and this is one of the many reasons I get down on my knees and thank God every single night for not living there anymore and to have found an incredible man to protect me, to cuddle, to be happy with. For many years, just because of my ass, I was rejected by boys who I wanted to date, now wherever I go, men stare at me and I for sure don't look like a sick Jack Skellington!