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THEY'RE BRAINWASHING WOMEN. Ban Cosmetic Surgery Advertisements in the U.S. - SIGN!!!

Health & Wellness  (tags: business, warning, women, risks, prevention, healthcare, beauty, nature, surgery, advertising, money, diet, cosmetic, obama, USA, TV )

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Cosmetic surgery is a huge, and still growing, industry that frequently has disastrous health effects. Yet plastic surgeons are able to aggressively advertise for dangerous and unnecessary surgeries. These advertisements are frequently found in public


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Gabriela C (105)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 6:22 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Jim!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 6:31 am
It would sure be nice if more people started to fall in love with they person they already were, and not the "perfect" image we get thrown at us by the media! Signed and noted happily! Thanx for posting Jim!

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 6:39 am
The medical lobby has a huge stack in keeping this going, so it being Corporate this is an uphill battle. It will have to be fought like the cigarette situation, no more on television so on and so forth. Parents must teach the children young that they are beautiful for who they are, that eating nutritional and well balanced is far more important than the number on the scale. I also have a problem with these children's beauty pagents, those are the parents that are already setting their children up.

Jason S (50)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 9:21 am
Thanks, good posting

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 10:03 am

Body image, this begins at younger and younger ages and becomes a haunting fear for both sexes. The pressure does seem greater on women, be thin, yet have perfect breasts and a nice round bottom, with shapely legs and have nothing less then a perfect face. A few are born with these features, most of human race is born with imperfections. When we look to the character of the individual we still will not find perfection, but we might just find a decent human being. The problem lies within society and even parents driving for that perfect child. Toughest road is the one to acceptance.

. (0)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 10:27 am

Jason Green (235)
Tuesday March 20, 2012, 12:36 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 2:37 am

Xil L (40)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 2:51 am
I rather they do this to themselves than to animals. This industry wont die, if anything the advertizing industry is guilty of giving kids, women and men a bad self image and encouraging re-production (overpopulation) to fuel the worlds economic motor. im not pudic or for censure as such, but should the role of sex and violence in everyday media be questioned as held responsible for the mess were in? Parents role in educating their kids about what is normal and right has never been so crucial. But if these women and men want to nip & tuck themselves happy, thats one medical branch not busy cutting up animals,

Xil L (40)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 2:53 am
I mean to say, I feel media and advertizing world should be held accountable for the possible effects of the messages they send out.

Ruth P (10)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 3:01 am
They wouldn't be "cutting up animals" instead. The skills a cosmetic surgeon has can be usefully applied to people with birth defects and who've had accidents. If someone would rather get rich immorally than actually help people, I doubt a lack of business through an advertising ban would change their mind. But we can hope :)

The advertising is always disgusting, like diet advertising but even worse. It is literally designed to make your hate yourself. It's awful.

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 4:04 am
noted, signed and shared, thank you Jim.

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 6:57 am
S & N

P. L. Neola (21)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 7:31 am
I just learned this morning on news radio that the three most popular cosmetic surgeries are liposuction, breast implants, and eye lids!

I signed and shared on Facebook!

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 9:47 am
Signed, noted and posted on FB

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 11:05 am

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 12:06 pm
Noted and signed.

Kate K (215)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 12:37 pm
Signed. a racket if I ever saw one. it's too bad there are so many women who can not seem to think for themselves and say no to these money grabbers.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 12:49 pm
Two more signatures. Thank you!

Tracy G (3)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 12:53 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 12:58 pm
Thank you for the petition, Jim... I've signed.

. (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 2:34 pm
Signed for what it's worth. Try to stop a billion dollar campaign industry?There are hundreds of thousands of plastic surgeons who would never stand for this.The free press is just that -free to advertise what they will.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 2:53 pm
They are trying to make abortions illegal, they want birth control difficult to get, they want to put things in vaginas and make the personal informations of women who get abortions public and this is what the focus is on? Petitions like that are stupid when crap like I mentioned are not going on but when it is going on it is compelety demented!

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 3:02 pm
Noted signed and shared.

Catherine Turley (192)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 3:21 pm
i'm probably the only one who thinks those lifestyle lift ads are remarkable. whether or not they are representative of typical results is anybody's guess. i don't begrudge anyone who wants surgery. if something is driving you crazy and there's a way to fix it, then weigh your options. if having surgery actually frees people from insecurities, depression, and whatever else, it seems reasonable to me. i doubt i would ever want to spend that much money and if i had kids, i would not take the risk.

Alice B (241)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 5:17 pm

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 6:09 pm
Noted and Signed.

Kim O (396)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 7:00 pm
Noted and signed! I like Kate K and Andy's comments. I've never worn makeup and would never buy into this scam either. If people don't like me the way I am, they can bugger off. I don't need people in my life that only like a person's surface. I think I look pretty young for 49! My skin can breathe without that 8 inches of expensive glop slothered all over my face. Not throwing the cash away. As for plastic surgery...your body doesn't like to be messed with, leave it alone!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 7:19 pm
Signed, these surgeries are not natural at all.

Wednesday March 21, 2012, 8:24 pm
Signed Thanks Jim

Ravi K (245)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 10:55 pm

Patricia E G (52)
Wednesday March 21, 2012, 11:34 pm
Kim, I see you in a whole different light. A shiny all trueist glow~
I feel the same here. There is no need to alter the form you've turned
into...unless you really want to. please be realistic though.

Thank you Jim

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:24 am
Signed and noted thanks

Bob P (394)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 4:31 am
Thanks Signed

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 6:16 am
Signed, but think all prescription medicine advertising should be banned also. Whatever decision is being made, at least consult your medical doctor and understand what the risk are.

Joe R (190)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 6:57 am
Signed and noted.

Trudy Killa (125)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 12:36 pm
While I personally would not proceed with any kind of plastic surgery, it does not mean that there are not valid reasons for it to take place. It is unfortunate that the media has given women an ideal "Barbie" look that causes young women to become anorexic or resort to early surgeries in order to achieve what others consider are the perfect female form. Years ago, women had shape- Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. Now everyone wants to be a size 0 or 2. It is not just plastic surgeries- look at all the diet ads & the extreme exercise videos. I will keep my lumps & bumps & be healthy. But telling someone they cannot have it, is not my way. We still have freedom of choice. Atleast , I still hope so.

Liliana D (125)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 12:43 pm
done, thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 2:18 pm
love yourself love your body age gracefully

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 7:14 pm
noted & signed

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday March 22, 2012, 11:04 pm
Gladly signed. Thank you, Jim!

Deborah L (3)
Friday March 23, 2012, 12:33 am
Corporate greed slithers on...

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday March 23, 2012, 3:23 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 23, 2012, 1:13 pm

Ron Avila (20)
Friday March 23, 2012, 3:11 pm

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Friday March 23, 2012, 3:31 pm
Signed and Noted.

M B (62)
Friday March 23, 2012, 5:16 pm
signed & noted. The so - called cosmetic is sick. It's manipulative. I refuse to shave my legs and arm pits, I rather stay natural. It starts with "innocent" shavings, and ends up with "cosmetic surgery".

. (0)
Friday March 23, 2012, 6:08 pm
.all in the name of vanity,while overlooking what is truly beautiful.

Ludger W (65)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 2:39 am
noted, signed, ty

Lana Ravensky (105)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 4:35 am

Gina M (0)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 10:23 am
Are you all so weak minded that you feel some kind of a thread to be forced to go our and get surgery! Oh, please get real!! You don't shave your legs or armpits? probably don't use deodorant either ...Yuck, what era are you living in? If you choose to live like a slob, that is your problem, but don't be proud of it, most people in this world today take pride in their personal appearance, and hygiene! Most people do not have the money to have surgery ( THAT, I think is your problem, it is called JELOUSY)to improve their self image, but those who do, leave them alone, no one is" forcing" you to improve yourselves!!!!

Butterfly K (19)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 12:09 pm
It's a big shame that people have to get to the stage where they have to have surgery for vanity reasons only, people, esp women should learn to love themselves more & enjoy what they have been blessed with in the 1st place. Thanks for the article.

Jane H (139)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 12:42 pm
noted and signed--I even don't use cosmetics, as I think they are unnecessary...

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday March 24, 2012, 4:13 pm

Heidi Aubrey (4)
Monday March 26, 2012, 8:25 pm
Its a very fine line between "cosmetic surgery" and mutilation. I actually believe cosmetic surgery(defined as uneccessary for health or normal acceptance appearance) to be mutilation. I am not against surgery to repair burns,servere scars, or excessive tissue removal(eye lids drooping so much they interfere with normal vision, massive amount of weight loss), or to restore a normal appearance to someones face and body that has been disfigured. But that's it. I am perfectly happy with my very normal looking body and face and I don't understand why others aren't as well..

Heidi Aubrey (4)
Monday March 26, 2012, 8:33 pm

Janis B (7)
Tuesday March 27, 2012, 10:37 am
personally we believe in WYSISYG, it is the personality which should be the telling factor.Heidi A has it right.

Terri Hughes (416)
Saturday March 31, 2012, 11:44 am

Yvonne F (181)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:47 am
Signed! thanks for posting

Emma S (239)
Sunday April 29, 2012, 6:32 am
Signed - somewhat belatedly. It should be banned everywhere! It seems to me immoral to cut into healthy flesh.
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