|Situation Room photograph as it appeared in feminist magazine, Ms.andrist, with all men expunged.|
|Original Situation Room photograph. Credit: AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza.|
According to Ms.andrist editor, Esther Beard, “all news organisations report a particular version of the truth and this practice naturally extends to the selection and presentation of images. Female politicians are routinely cropped from newspaper photos of significant events; beauty magazines retouch images of women beyond recognition to appeal to some grotesque male ideal. We aim to go part way to addressing the balance.”
“No doubt you’ll embellish this interview with some element of spin to align with your employer’s agenda,” she added with a distinctly militant tone.