I had to stop and take this shot yesterday while walking in the city of Strasbourg. It was an advertisement in the window of a pharmacy. Sweet Bear just happened to step in as I pressed the button to take the picture. She turned a simple picture of something I was not happy about into a strong statement. Take a look at the ad on the left with the naked girl. If you can read French you already know what I am talking about. For those of you that don’t allow me to translate.
3… 2… 1… Mincissez! (French)
3… 2… 1… Get thinner or get slimmer! (English)
Does this chick look like she needs to be in a race to be thinner or slimmer?!? No wonder we have all these self image issues in society.
Sweet Bear was really looking at the Spring decorations of eggs and little yellow chicks that were in the window. However, one day she will be more interested in how her body compares to others and that is when these kinds of advertisements will catch her attention. What then?