Should the Airbrushing of Women's Bodies in the Media be Banned?

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The House of St Barnabas

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Soho Square

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iDebate and The House of St Barnabas are teaming up to provide you with a debate on airbrushing women’s’ bodies in the media. With the recent revelations of sexual abuse across wide swathes of culture, should we be considering how women are portrayed in the media.

It can be argued that airbrushing objectifies women by making it seem like they must look like a certain ideal. An ideal that is often dictated by men, part of the power disparity and culture that has led to sexual abuse.

Also, to be considered is how airbrushing and other photoshopping techniques intertwine with fake news. Is it right to be creating what could be considered fake images and then portraying them as if they are real and true to life? As editing techniques become more and more sophisticated it becomes more difficult to see where there have been changes made.

The debate will be taking place on the 8th of March, International Women's Day, exactly when we should be taking a closer look at body image, and its effect on young women. But it is not just a women’s’ issue; with half a million men in Britain using steroids for cosmetic purposes body image is also increasingly an issue for young men.

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