Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bloggers in the buff

I hate stereotypes, don’t you? Especially when those stereotypes damage the hearts and minds of those I love. Right now our society has some pretty unrealistic and unhealthy stereotypes of what defines beauty in a woman. I’ve written about it here.

A few days ago Jodie at Mummy Mayhem in Australia decided that in an attempt to support reality, she would post a picture of herself without makeup and urge other bloggers to do the same. She has declared this Friday, May 14th, Bloggers Without Makeup Day.

Already scores of women have signed on to take part. If you believe that beauty comes from within and would like to support this movement, put up a post on Friday and show us your beautiful self, sans makeup. She’ll have a McLinky on her site that you can link to. If you’re on Twitter you can post there with the hash tag #bloggerswithoutmakeup. I’ll be taking part and will have the McLinky up on my site as well. Remember that tomorrow (Thursday in North America) will coincide with Friday in Australia.

So come on ladies, are you in?  Let’s take it off and put it up in support of real beauty.



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18 comments:

  1. Woot woot!! All the cool kids will be there!

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  2. I love the idea of this, I'll be there!!

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  3. My wife is absolutely gorgeous without her make-up. You go, girls!

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  4. This is a great idea! Thank you for the heads up!

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  5. I will do it. I've posted pics before sans make up so I would love to do it for a good cause.

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  6. Great - party in the buff!

    @Jean, your comment came through, yay!

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  7. I'm so excited so many are getting involved, and can't WAIT to see your pic tomorrow!

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  8. You don't know me. But I'm in too. ;-) Sitting somewhere slightly left of the cool kids table.

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  9. Welcome Melissa! And we're all cool kids in my book. So glad to have you join us!

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  10. Kickass!!! I finally get to be a cool kid!!!

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  11. It would be the week that the boy's had me up at 5am every morning. Not that I'm vain. Ahem.

    Anyway, I've read the post of yours that you linked to - that woman looks awful - and Jodie's post - goodness, she's sensible. And beautiful. I'm in.

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  12. Women have all the fun, but that's normal. ;)

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  13. @John, feel free to blog in the buff all day Friday in our support. Go for it!

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  14. Thanks for the warning - I'll be going nowhere near my computer on Friday then... If God had wanted women to run about without makeup on, he wouldn't have invented beer!

    I need to go back to oiling my 6 pack and injecting rat poison into my forehead now so good luck!

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