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The meaning of the F-word: Honesty about airbrushing

Liz Jones, columnist, <em>Daily Mail</em>

Women are being assaulted as never before by images of perfection. We need laws on retouching, with the unadulterated original posted on the internet as a sort of Dorian Gray flashback. Lack of self-esteem ruined my life, so let's stop it ruining any more. I'd also like for glossy magazines to publish statements of conflict of interest, such as a list of freebies, to show young readers just why they should never believe that review of that wonder cream. Third, women who cohabit with a man and have his children need the same rights as if they had been married. Too many men walk away from any financial commitment. And I want segregated loos on planes.

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This article first appeared in the 12 March 2012 issue of the New Statesman, The weaker sex