Girlguiding against airbrushing
Girlguiding calls upon the Prime Minister David Cameron
to introduce compulsory labelling to distinguish between airbrushed
and natural images to help combat the rise of eating disorders and
shape a generation of self-confident girls and young women.
our petition (link will open in a new window).
Airbrushing of body images was chosen by Senior Section members
as the issue that they would like Girlguiding to petition the
new Government on. It follows on from Girlguiding’s 2009
research, the Girls'
Attitudes Survey (link will open in a new window), which
demonstrated that 50 per cent of 16- to 21-year-old girls
would consider having surgery to change the way they look and 42
per cent of 11- to 16-year-olds admitting to watching what
they ate or cutting down on certain foods to excess.
The petition was launched at Fusion, a one-day performing arts
spectacular attended by 20,000 girls at Harewood House in