Much has been said in the adult world about the effects of Photoshop on young women. There have been plenty of arguments that Photoshopped models can cause teens to have unrealistic body expectations, and some countries have even banned ads they consider harmful. But what do actual teen girls think about the magazine shots being presented to them? If it’s any indication, one 13-year-old agrees with the anti-Photoshop hype, and is starting a petition to stop the editing.
Seventeen reader Julia Bluhm is asking for 15,000 signatures on a petition for the magazine to run one “unaltered” photo shoot per month. Her petition letter describes the pressures that Photoshopping puts on young women, and issues a call for, “regular girls that look like me in a magazine that’s supposed to be for me.” Bluhm already has a whopping 11,000 signatures so far, and you can help her reach the 15,000 mark by signing the petition here. [via Jezebel]
What do you think of Julia’s petition? Did you sign it?