National No Make-Up Day Enforced
How would you survive National No Make-Up Day?
In an effort to promote high self esteem amongst young people, the Australian Government agreed yesterday to enforce a law demanding that all citizens do not wear make-up of any kind on the 12th November each year beginning 2012.
The move was largely supported by the Australian Self Image Initiative Commission which has been concerned for many years on the impact of photo manipulation and retouching on young people facing pressures in an increasingly competition -oriented and superficial society.
The No Make-Up enforcement committee will be imposing the law by patrolling public transport, company restrooms, and populated areas such as shopping centres, busy city streets and universities. Offenders could face on-the-spot fines of up to $1,000 for full face make-up, and lower fines for the use of only one or two products. Higher fines may be put in place for people in the public eye who continue to wear make-up on this day for their jobs.
Cynthia Davidson, of Australia’s National Tourism Promotion Committee, gave a public speech on Friday, against the move. Make-up is part of a modern right to look good, she said, and tourists may become upset if they received a fine.
Sarah Galloway also held this strong opinion, “since when does the government have a right to police how we look?”, as was to be expected from the national CEO of Lavish Australia.
Lisa Byrd, director of Animal Rights Australia also issued a statement, affirming that the ARA will be using the day to raise awareness of product testing on animals. Many national news reporters were unavailable for comment.