Minor Victories in the War Against Photoshopping

Think Progress is reporting on an eighth grader who wrote Seventeen magazine asking them to not Photoshop at least one person per issue. Her online petition has over 81,000 signatures – and the magazine responded.

But not how you’d expect –

(T)he 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.

Score one for the eighth grader – and to Seventeen for doing the right thing.

(Thanks to Alicia Wagner Calzada for the link.)

Mark E. Johnson

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