Just came across this thread - funny and well done video.
As for retouched model pix having a negative effect on the humans out there - give me a break! Have you seen the humans out there? They need all the retouching and mirror-gazing they can afford or do. Stand in any square in any town or city and the sights you see will make you wish that Reality-PS was available on the National Health in a handy size that fitted into the traditional shirt pocket.
And what makes it worse now, is that it starts with the very young looking like footballs, the very people/age group that should be full of vigour and
bounce energy. Fortunately, there is still a small number of really good-looking young people around and the hope must be that the genes will be passed on. But hell, that was also the case before PS was a word anyone thought meant anything other than a camera shop. As for the models, they usually did look a bit better than the average girl, but the final result wasn't totally dependent on their looks alone: skills and projection of 'personality', real or assumed, made the difference between a successful model picture and the town studio's window display.
Anyway, that women/girls will feel 'threatened' by retouched models is open to question, and presupposes that these people are stupid enough to believe what the magazines show them. If the boys do, if they ever even see the magazines, then the laugh's on them if they buy into the nonsense: have they no mother, sister or cousin with whom to compare the 'product'? Of course, if the above relatives disappoint, then as in days gone by, they could take the traditional route and run away from home and join the circus, the scouts, the navy or some other such identity-smothering group. Either way, as with us all, they will just have to get used to it as it is.
Nanny State comes to mind. At least, that's my mood this morning; by evening I might think differently. I have the taste of lukewarm stewed tea in my mouth and that's my own fault for taking so long to type. Lukewarm... don't use that word very often in my week; I just accept the condition of the tea as normal for me or, at least, for the tea.