Ri Ri-lly Disappointed!!!

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I’m disappointed to learn that last Monday night Rihanna and Chris Brown dropped a public duet remix of “Birthday Cake” even after he BEAT her silly in 2009.

I mean, come on, you could have picked anyone else in the world to do this with, and you picked Chris Brown. He doesn’t even have THAT much talent… it would have been soooo easy to go with someone else.
Rihanna, Puh-Leez!! It’s pretty obvious that your show was a GIANT MONEY MAKING SCAM. 

I think it’s great that Rihanna has been able to move on from that dark point in her life. I even think it’s great that her and Chris are friends again, but I think she overstepped the line. It’s almost like she’s PUSHING it in our faces.

I’m not surprised through; Rihanna has a history of a rebellious nature. 

Rihanna, I just think you need to look at the facts here: You are a major figure in the public eye. And your main audience? Young teenage girls. Being a public relations specialist I believe that Rihanna should be aware at all times of the messages she sends out not only from her words, but more importantly her actions. 

Many young girls are still learning by example and may not be mature enough to have a fully established set of personal morals… I just hope you know how hugely influential you are in many young people’s lives.

Ladies, in case you’re wondering.. normal guys don’t do this. EVER. 

Someone needs to teach Rihanna about the social learning theory… fast!

Peace, 

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Unilever, Owner of Dove: Exposed

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So I have to bring up something that has been bothering me for a long, long time. The story goes like this:

One day, I was watching TV when this amazing commercial came on. It was a commercial by Dove promoting their Campaign for Real Beauty. Essentially, it’s a marketing campaign launched in 2004 that seeks to embrace the natural beauty of women and the physical variation that we all have.

Let me tell you, I got right into this real fast! I was so overjoyed that this happened. My main thought: It’s about time!!!! I couldn’t believe how GORGEOUS these women looked… and the best part is… they were REAL. Not to say that models aren’t “real” but what I’m trying to get at here is the women in the advertisement are the ones you see more of in your everyday life, and yet they are almost nonexistent in the modeling world. I was instantly connected to this advertisement (usually I just turn down the volume or change the channel or choose just not to listen). 

THIS IS MY BEEF:

Upon doing my research I realized Dove is owned by the same company that owns Axe (along with a bunch of other ridiculous companies… including owners for skin bleaching products). The company is called Unilever. Have you SEEN the commercials that Axe puts out?! I mean, they can be pretty funny… and pretty awkward! They usually feature a male teenager with about 20 gorgeous girls instantly attracted him once he sprays on his Axe deodorant. The girls are usually half-naked and touching his entire body in an effort to display an unrealistic, totally exaggerated scenario of what would happen in real life if you were to use their product.

Side Note: AS IF! Guys use waaaaay too much of that stuff, anyway. I can’t breathe around it.

Anyway, this whole thing totally put into perspective for me that even the Campaign for Real Beauty is a marketing strategy (obviously, duhhh.. should have seen that one coming), their marketing team probably just realized “hey, we better do something different now because our traditional techniques are really blending in with the rest of the world’s”.

REGARDLESS about how you feel on this issue, I do just have to admit that the Campaign for Real Beauty is actually healthier than some other marketing techniques they could have used, I just wish Unilever would get on board with all their products. 

Peace,  

 

Define: Feminism

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Did you know that the ACTUAL definition of Feminism is:

“The doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.” (Dictionary.com)… Women EQUAL to men. Not above. EQUAL.Therefore,  ALL WOMEN SHOULD BE FEMINISTS. (You just might not know it yet!!!).

Peace,