When sharing a photoshopped image (especially an image that was manipulated without the model’s knowledge or consent), think about the message you’re sending: Their body wasn’t good enough, so it had to be “fixed.” Their body didn’t satisfy your need for beauty or sexual pleasure, so rather than find something else to look at or taking the time to question your own tastes, you instead adjusted them.
A person’s body is not an object that can be molded and changed according to your wants. No one is obligated to cater to you, just as you are not obligated to cater to others - Using photoshop to alter another person’s body is just another way of saying that they exist for no other purpose than to appeal to you. That’s a twisted mentality to take on.
All images on the left were found in tumblr’s #fitspo tag while all images on the right are the originals. Before reblogging or sharing fitspo, please consciously ask yourself: Is my motivation and inspiration being derived from how much I respect this person, or by how much I’m attracted to them? Are you more interested in the body or the person? And most importantly: Did this person consent to having their photo spread online in this manner? If you don’t know and if you aren’t willing to look up this information, then it would be best not to reblog.
is the second set of images. She is perfect the way she is!
I agree with everything the OP said. Very well-put, too. That image of a bodily-skewed me was photoshopped without my consent. It’s one thing to colorize, remove a blemish, saturate, or change the background of a photo - it’s another to warp the body to exaggerated or personalized, idealistic proportions. One’s acceptable, one’s not.
(Whoa, I was found in the fitspo tag? GTFO)