If you haven’t seen the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video, above, watch it — it’s fascinating.
The video — which has sparked some controversy — suggests that women are unfairly self-critical about their appearance. They tend to describe themselves in a way that is much less flattering than others would describe them. Why? Could it be that women view themselves as being compared to some ludicrous standard of female perfection, and never quite measuring up . . . and therefore they downplay their own, true attractiveness?
Men don’t seem to have this problem. Most men don’t seem to think that they should look like the models seen in Abercrombie & Fitch ads. Why not?