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I just read the question and response about the lady who felt bad because her husband had slightly photo-shopped photos he had taken of her nude body. I thought your response was absolutely excellent.
However, this made me think a bit about photo-shopping in general, which is used, bluntly speaking, to present a version of the woman that is somewhat removed from the reality.
So, how different is this from women using make-up and other beauty treatments? In my mind, make-up is merely ‘old-style low tech’ photo-shopping.
When a woman uses mascara, eye-liner, blush, and all the other things that guys like me can’t identify on a bet, they are altering their true image. Yet, very few women will go out in public without doing this.
I’m not suggesting this is wrong, or a bad thing. It is just the way things are. And a bad or extreme photo-shopped image is terrible, just like overdone, or poorly applied make-up.
What do you think?
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