Julia says, of her favorite magazine Seventeen, “I look at the pictures and they just don’t look like girls I see walking down the street.” She believes the super-polished images contribute to young girls feeling bad about their bodies and their faces. She’s a blogger at SPARK, a site dedicated to combatting the sexual objectification of girls and young women.
Blogging about the Photoshopped images wasn’t enough for Julia, though: she started an online petition asking Seventeen to “commit to printing one unaltered — real — photo spread per month.” She has 46,000+ signatures already.
|Image via Women’s Rights Petition site
The article gives fair time to Seventeen as well, who say they are not the sole, nor the most grievous, purveyors of the “perfect” image. But Little Sister started with her favorite magazine, and one of the most popular in the country, so here’s a huge salute, cheer, and Hallelulah for girls like Julia.