I really cannot believe how shallow people are….completely changing how people look in pictures just to fit some unattainable ideal. Seriously, this is getting ridiculous!
And look at this one…the female in the photo is made skinnier, but the male is left as-is. If that isn’t sexist fat-shaming I don’t know what is.
Trigger warning: body shaming, suicide, inciteful language
But I REALLY RECOMMEND WATCHING THIS if you can. I am very willing and open to talking to people about this, even and especially if it upsets you. Also, RVA Peer Support Crisis Line is always open— 804.631.3134
believe in yourself
“I didn’t think it was going to get this big,” said a trench-coat-clad 14-year-old Julia Bluhm as she stood in the drizzle outside the Midtown skyscraper where Seventeenmagazine is headquartered. Bluhm was talking about the online petition she started asking Seventeen to produce one photo spread per month without the aid of Photoshop.
If magazines were required to use “real” models instead of emaciated and photoshopped ones we would not have such huge prevalence of eating disorders in our society. Sign the petition!