October 21, 2018

Israel’s Photoshop Law: The Idea, The Execution, and The Effect

 

Former Member of Knesset, Dr. Rachel Adatto

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:30PM

Brandeis Skyline Commons

Free kosher lunch provided

HBI is proud to host Dr. Rachel Adatto, Former Member of Israeli Knesset for a panel discussion, Israel’s Photoshop Law: The Idea, The Execution, and The Effect. Panelists will be Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, HBI’s Director and a legal expert, and Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

 

Adatto has an undergraduate degree in law, an M.B.A. and M.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is an expert in women’s health and served as the Chair of the National Council for Women’s Health; the senior advisor to the Minister of Health on women’s issues and on four U.N. committees dealing with women’s health.  

 

Adatto spearheaded the Photoshop law in Knesset. This law banned the use of Photoshop to “remake” the images of models in advertising without disclaimers in Israel.

 

About this law, Adatto said:

 

“Extremely thin models have become the ideal in the advertising world, which surrounds us all day long and tells us what to buy and what to do. They can no longer serve as role models for innocent youth that adopt and copy the illusion of thinness.”
This event is cosponsored by Brandeis Hillel, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, the Brandeis Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Seminar on Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Israeli Consulate.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP Here.

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