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Tavi Is Meh About “Seventeen”‘s No Photoshop Pledge

“I think it’s great that these girls are taking action. I don’t know, however, that Photoshop makes a huge difference with the kind of models they use, or that there aren’t other parts of the magazine that contribute to the same issue. I’m sure most people don’t think as obsessively about stuff like the wording… More »


First Seventeen, Now Teen Vogue, Next The World?

Earlier this week, Seventeen magazine, on the urging of thousands of readers, pledged to stop airbrushing and Photoshopping the girls in its pages. The move was in part due to the work of 14-year-old high-schooler Julia Bluhm, who launched a petition encouraging the mag to show what girls really look like. … More »


“Seventeen” Promises To Stop Photoshopping Models

In response to a Change.org petition, Seventeen magazine has said it will no longer alter the body size or face shape of the models posing in its magazine. The petition was created by Julia Bluhm of Waterville, Maine, and garnered over 84,000 signatures which were hand-delivered to the executive editor of Seventeen. [Change.org/Seventeen]
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Teen Activist Julia Bluhm Is Still Fighting Against Photoshop

A couple weeks ago we told you about an amazing 14-year-old activist named Julia Bluhm who wrote a petition to Seventeen magazine asking them to publish one unaltered photo spread every month. Well, since then Julia’s been busy. Her petition has garnered over 74,000 signatures (yep, you read that right: 74,000), she scored a profileMore »


Teen Activist Asks Seventeen Magazine To Skip The Photoshop

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old from Waterville, Maine, was hearing a lot of negative self-talk in her ballet class. Her peers often complained about feeling fat and exhibited signs of warped body image. “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means skinny and blemish-free,” says Julia. “Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such… More »


Tavi’s Open Letter To Seventeen Magazine Over Its “Fat & Ugly” Cover Line

Prodigious pint-sized blogger Tavi has lept on the Seventeen magazine bashing bandwagon. And for good reason: The 13-year-old penned an open letter to Seventeen on her blog, The Style Rookie, over a downright evil cover line on its June/July 2010 issue, “The Party Drug That Can Make You Fat & Ugly.” Fat and ugly? Yeah,… More »


What’s So Special About Being 17?

I just turned 21, and to me that is the climax of birthday celebrations. I am now legally allowed to do almost anything in the United States—except rent a car, for some reason. The landmarks and rites of passage of adolescence have all been crossed out and I am now in the bright, glaring headlights… More »


Quote Of The Day: America Ferrera Talks Smack About Gossip Girl

“Close, genuine female relationships are not what generally gets depicted in movies and TV shows. Like, if you’re watching The Hills or 90210, all the backstabbing shapes the way we act – you go to school, and you think your job is to find a sworn enemy and be jealous of each other. I mean,… More »


Quote Of The Day: Blake Lively Doesn’t See The Paris Hilton Similarities

“I once heard someone say that I’m similar to Paris Hilton – since I have a dog and blonde hair, that must mean we’re alike. It’s a dumb thing to say. I don’t think that makes Paris and me similar … I don’t go to clubs, I don’t party, I don’t dance on tables, and… More »


Bigger Would Be Better On America’s Next Top Model

We have some news for Tyra Banks — a size eight dress isn’t plus size and America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson ain’t no fat girl charity case. The new “plus sized” model is on the cover of the June issue of Seventeen, sending the message to America’s highest risk group for eating disorders… More »