this op-ed video from today's new york times is definitely worth a watch. although the content isn't super groundbreaking, (I think by now, most of us are aware of the prevalence of airbrushing in our everyday lives) I don't think we realize the extent it has reached within various industries.
Should we (and can we?) put regulations on the use of airbrushing (thus limiting the promulgation of false imagery in society)? I found it interesting that the French are trying to pursue various options to make the use of airbrushing (and fantastical imagery) illegal. I can't help but wonder if any good will come out of it... after being surrounded by so many unrealistic representations of people, places, and things- will it be difficult to return to reality?
Watch the clip here.