Dove is at it again.
On Monday, the soap brand whose “Real Beauty” campaign has won praise for featuring women of all shapes and sizes posted a new ad on YouTube that teaches an important lesson about how women view themselves compared to how others see them.
The short documentary features Gil Zamora, a former forensic sketch artist for the San Jose Police Department, who with his back to his subjects draws portraits of a series of women based only on their own descriptions of how they think they look. He prompted them to detail everything: hair length, facial structure, and their most prominent features.
Each woman was asked before the social experiment to spend some one-on-one time with one of the other participants. The forensic artist then drew portraits of the same woman according to the stranger’s description…
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