• Children to be protected from body image pressure by banning airbrushing in advertising aimed at under 16sThis blog has written about body image quite a few times and has noted the pressure and misery hegemonic images of the body beautiful can encourage. Swinson's proposals are exactly the sort of action we need to begin making serious inroads into the pathologies associated with an increasingly sexualised but dehumanising popular culture.
• Adverts aimed at adults to indicate clearly the extent to which they have been airbrushed or digitally enhanced
• Cosmetic surgery advertisements to give surgery success rates
• Modules on body image, health and well-being, and media literacy to be taught in schools
• Schools to include greater choice in physical activity to stop teenage girls dropping out of exercising
• Money to be invested in improving school and community sports facilities to make them cleaner, safer and more female-friendly
If only Harriet Harman was as savvy when it comes to making the case for feminist policies.