Sunday, April 5, 2009

We just won't look

FP Passport points to this Washington Post article:

Newspapers aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jewish readers tampered with the inaugural photograph of the Cabinet, erasing ministers Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver.

Ultra-Orthodox newspapers consider it immodest to print images of women.

They actually photoshopped* the picture to remove the two women and replace them with two other male officials. Keep in mind that the women were as provocatively dressed as cabinet members usually are - about as shocking as the men in business suits surrounding them. "Modesty," right.

* Btw, I keep waiting to hear Adobe put on a campaign to stop using Photoshop as a verb, for fear of losing their trademark, much as Xerox often does.

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