But the other major problem with [Dove’s #SpeakBeautiful campaign], the focus on demonizing women, is present throughout the campaign messaging. All these “negative beauty” tweets about women are coming primarily from women, not men, because women are such catty bitches, amirite? I wonder, though, when putting together their keywords to find these tweets, did they include “fuckable” and “rapeable” and other pretty obviously negative words used to describe women’s “beauty” and bodies? I mean, if we’re talking about negativity that actually harms women, it seems like “you’re too fat to be rapeable” might rank in there with “I hate my hair.”
–Melanie Mallon on Dove beauty.