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Girlguiding against airbrushing

Four Senior Section girlsGirlguiding 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.

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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 Yorkshire.

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