People have been speaking out this week about airbrushing photographs in magazines and advertising. The Liberal Democrats spokeswoman on women told The Times (2 August 2009) that“Today's unrealistic idea of what is beautiful means that young girls are under more pressure now than they were even five years ago. Airbrushing means that adverts contain completely unattainable images that no one can live up to in real life. We need to help protect children from these pressures and we need to make a start by banning airbrushing in adverts aimed at them.The Advertising Standards Authority should also draw up new rules so that advertisements aimed at adults should indicate if images have been airbrushed."
See also this article http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article6737557.ece by Sarah Vine who is saying that the fact that so many images are airbrushed gives our children a completely unrealistic idea of what bodies are like and what is attainable.