Girl's victory over airbrushing of Seventeen Magazine!

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Girl's victory over airbrushing of Seventeen Magazine!

Peggi Peggi
With everything in the media convincing young people that "thin is better" and that if you don't look like the models in magazines, you aren't beautiful, eating disorders in younger and younger people is up.

Recently, I did some research on the number of anorexic and bulimic children and the ages of these children are astoundingly young. 7 and 8 year olds are not uncommonly placed in facilities to help them overcome their disorders, and a lot of it has to do with fellow children teasing them, programs on TV that influence them such as "The Biggest Loser" and magazines that give tips on weight loss.

Children are learning more about counting calories and how to photoshop their profile pictures for places like facebook.

Through all the madness, there are some young people who are happy with their bodies and are against airbrushing! Such as in this case of a teenager who went up against Seventeen Magazine, and I hope that more girls will see this and follow!

So, do you think that things like airbrushing, photoshopping, etc for this type of purpose should stop?
07/05/2012
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- Kira - - Kira -
Light airbrushing and Photoshopping is cool by me. If I were on a magazine cover, I'd want my skin to look a bit better than it does. Airbrushing shadows to make someone look two sizes smaller? That's pushing it.
07/05/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
I agree, a little light airbrushing is ok.
07/05/2012
wdanas wdanas
Touching up a photo to enhance the image is one thing, but using that to edit the structure and shape of the model's face and body is crap. It's astounding how much women are edited to appear in magazines or the like.
07/05/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Light airbrushing and Photoshopping is cool by me. If I were on a magazine cover, I'd want my skin to look a bit better than it does. Airbrushing shadows to make someone look two sizes smaller? That's pushing it.
Agreed. Having modeled for quite some time, reducing blemishes and fixing lighting errors is one thing, but to change someone's body defeats the purpose of having a live person in front of the camera, in my opinion.
07/05/2012
JackRaiden JackRaiden
Quote:
Originally posted by wdanas
Touching up a photo to enhance the image is one thing, but using that to edit the structure and shape of the model's face and body is crap. It's astounding how much women are edited to appear in magazines or the like.
Exactly.

Here's her petition (Change.org), and the article after the victory (The New York Times).

"After over 84,000 people signed Julia's petition and she and her fellow SPARK Summit activists hand-delivered the petitions to the executive editor of Seventeen, the magazine has made a commitment to not alter the body size or face shape of the girls and models in the magazine and to feature a diverse range of beauty in its pages."

So they'll still be Photoshop'n, but (hopefully) more respectfully. Also: Change.org is a fine organization, worth the sign up, and I've seen quite a few important petitions become action.
07/05/2012
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