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So, this story was published yesterday.

 

The case of the disappearing cleavage

 

If you think Photoshopping is reserved for flashy advertisements and glossy magazine covers, think again – even politicians can’t escape the wrath of the digital airbrush. Case in point: First-year Canadian MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan is currently at the center of a Photoshopping controversy after someone deemed her cleavage too sexy for Parliament.

 

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According to Canadian blog Contrarian, an intrepid reader performed a Google image search for Sitsabaiesan and came across the thumbnail pictured at left. When the reader clicked through to Sitsabaiesan’s offical Parliament profile, he found a modified version of the headshot which had been retouched to remove her curves, pictured below. This suggests that the original photo was altered for being too hot to handle.

 

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Sitsabaiesan is only in her first year on the job, but has already earned praise for her confidence and poise. Unfortunately, her talent is being overshadowed by the curiously cropped photo and its ramifications for women in the political world. Critics argue that the alteration was anti-feminist, and that that the cleavage was removed to make Sitsabaiesan appear less womanly. On the other hand, many believe that the photo was inappropriate to begin with and showed disrespect for what is admittedly a very formal workplace. Both sides of the debate have their merits, but as a working woman, I’d definitely raise an eyebrow at anyone who came into the office showing as much cleavage as Sitsabaiesan did in the original photograph. Perhaps a more conservative outfit choice would have staved off the initial distraction of the low-cut shirt, and more importantly, the subsequent Photoshopping controversy.

 

I amazed about the public outcry. For my money it is a perfect picture, and the Photoshopped one is not. So, what do you think?

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WHAT FEMALES MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT HAVE BREASTS TOO?????????

 

 

/facepalm

 

 

other than that I find it completely and utterly retarded

but I think the same about ties too :P

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WHAT FEMALES MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT HAVE BREASTS TOO?????????

 

 

/facepalm

 

 

other than that I find it completely and utterly retarded

but I think the same about ties too :P

What surprises me is this: Most of the American comments blame the politician. About what she is wearing. Case in point:

Sorry but that's not what I'd call a professional look. It's a cute top and if she were just out to dinner or whatever it would be totally different. BTW, I'd feel the same way if it was a male politician posing for a professional photo in a v-neck sweater with tufts of chest hair poking out. I'd think, "put on a suit, man!" I'm thinking the same for her.

What is it with American values these days...

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WHAT FEMALES MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT HAVE BREASTS TOO?????????

 

 

/facepalm

 

 

other than that I find it completely and utterly retarded

but I think the same about ties too :P

What surprises me is this: Most of the American comments blame the politician. About what she is wearing. Case in point:

Sorry but that's not what I'd call a professional look. It's a cute top and if she were just out to dinner or whatever it would be totally different. BTW, I'd feel the same way if it was a male politician posing for a professional photo in a v-neck sweater with tufts of chest hair poking out. I'd think, "put on a suit, man!" I'm thinking the same for her.

What is it with American values these days...

Yeah those darn Americans and their dress codes. (owait that's been around forever. no need to be patronizing.)

Not exactly what I meant. I don't understand a lot of the elements that make up what is considered the "American attitude". That said, I don't understand a lot of what one could call a Dutch attitude.

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WHAT FEMALES MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENT HAVE BREASTS TOO?????????

 

 

/facepalm

 

 

other than that I find it completely and utterly retarded

but I think the same about ties too :P

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If they had a problem with her cleavage (wat, she's hardly showing any >.< ), why didn't they re-take the photo after asking her to like...wrap a shawl around her shoulders or something?

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