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Adjournment debate


Liberal Democrat front-bencher Jo Swinson led an adjournment debate on body image pressures and the media on 11 January 2010.

Ms Swinson has called for a ban on airbrushed photo advertisements designed for under-16s while those aimed at adults should be clearly flagged up.

Ms Swinson believes that altered images put too much pressure on women and children who strive to achieve a "perfect" body image which is unattainable in real life.

The Liberal Democrats have put forward proposals protecting women and girls from pressure about weight and image and promoting healthy eating.


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