Images of extraordinarily thin women are everywhere. When women see these images, their self-esteem may consequently lower, and potentially develop into an eating disorder. Governments internationally have taken action as a result. In particular, the Israeli and French Governments passed ‘Photoshop Laws’. The ‘Photoshop Laws’ require models to have a minimum BMI in order to work, and if an image is photoshopped, it must state that it has been edited.
Marilyn will discuss the Photoshop Laws and the efforts (or lack thereof) that the Australian Government and other governments overseas have taken in this area. Due to the increasing number of people who suffer from eating disorders, Marilyn’s research is significant and very timely.