Don’t use Photoshop to make models slimmer – but feel free to retouch my Facebook profile: Real women reveal double standard when it comes to the airbrush

Don’t use Photoshop to make models slimmer – but feel free to retouch my Facebook profile: Real women reveal double standard when it comes to the airbrush.

Written by Daisy Dumas on 9 February 2012 this article (published in the Daily Mail) reveals a double standard that seems to be applied by women on the issue of photo editing/enhancements.  In the article it discusses that:

  • 41 per cent of women aged 18 to 24 have retouched their photos and 20 per cent of women aged 30 to 34 have done so.
  • Facebook photos, yearbook photos, online dating photos – all are increasingly falling prey to the Adobe magic touch.
  • In fact, 60 per cent said they felt it is ok to tweak personal photos.

This is interesting to note with the current backlash against photo enhancing in magazines and advertisements where women felt that unrealistic expectations were placed on women by being encouraged that they must be ‘perfect’.  Is this trend towards secretly editing your own image for your social media profile part of the pressure placed on women to conform?
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2098861/Dont-use-Photoshop-make-models-slimmer–feel-free-retouch-Facebook-profile-Real-women-reveal-double-standard-comes-airbrush.html#ixzz3a6pd362C

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