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Soap or dope?

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I can’t seem to avoid the new Dove billboards. Wrinkled or wonderful? Bald or beautiful? Those are rhetorical questions right? Then yesterday, heading west on the Gardiner, I pass another Dove ad — this one with numbers attached. Fat or fab? Fat is leading with 51 percent of votes! Luckily, Dove has created a self-esteem fund “helping girls to overcome life-damaging hang-ups while putting the beauty world into perspective.” I hope those models are the first recipients.

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