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An admirable teen? Today? Can it be?
05-03-2012, 01:22 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Teen Girl Petitions Seventeen Magazine to Stop Airbrushing Models

Quote: Julia Bluhm, 14, is an eighth grader from rural Waterville, Maine. She loves ballet and attends class six days a week. She is also gaining national attention as an activist who is challenging the media to take responsibility for the way it warps girls' self-esteem.

"I've always noticed how a lot of the images in magazines look photo-shopped," Bluhm tells Yahoo! Shine. She wants all girls to feel comfortable in their own skin. "Girls shouldn't compare themselves to pictures in magazines," she says. "Because they are fake."

Eleven days ago, she launched a petition to ask one of her favorite magazines, Seventeen, to feature one un-retouched photo shoot a month. "They have already done a lot to help girls improve their body image. Their Body Peace feature is great. I thought that they could take it one step further with an unaltered photo spread." This morning, she is leading a protest outside of Seventeen's offices in Manhattan which will include a mock fashion shoot."I'm a little nervous. But excited."

Her petition on change.org reads:

"To girls today, the word 'pretty' means skinny and blemish-free. Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such a narrow category? It's because the media tells us that 'pretty' girls are impossibly thin with perfect skin.

Here's what lots of girls don't know. Those 'pretty women' that we see in magazines are fake. They're often photo-shopped, airbrushed, edited to look thinner, and to appear like they have perfect skin. A girl you see in a magazine probably looks a lot different in real life….I've been fighting to stop magazines, toy companies, and other big businesses from creating products, photo spreads and ads that hurt girls and break our self-esteem….I've learned that we have the power to fight back."

The American Medical Association (AMA) backs up Bluhm's assertions. In June 2011, they issued a press release stating, "A large body of literature links exposure to media-propagated images of unrealistic body image to eating disorders and other child and adolescent health problems." Board member Barbara L. McAneny, MD, added, "We must stop exposing impressionable children and teenagers to advertisements portraying models with body types only attainable with the help of photo editing software."

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
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05-03-2012, 01:42 AM #2
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That is rare these days. Good on her!
05-03-2012, 02:47 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,970 Threads:1,473 Joined:Feb 2011
Very cool, hope she can start a revolution clap.gif It's a ƒükkêd up world indeed, but why do girls need plastic role models from glossy magazines? Where are their mothers? Probably busy reading glossy magazines. 15.gif

Quote:The makers of a TV series set in 1950s Miami have had trouble casting female extras - because all local women have had boob jobs.

Producers of the series Magic City wanted to make the series as authentic as possible and sent out a casting call for women with natural breasts.

But most of the actress and women who turned up to be cast for the series had undergone breast enhancement operations which were not around in the 1950s.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/art...eries.html

Plastic fantastic... sad2.gif
05-03-2012, 02:56 PM #4
Strigoi Member
Posts:756 Threads:50 Joined:Mar 2011
clap.gif I can't stand to look at pics of these phoney altered girls that no longer look human.
05-03-2012, 04:02 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,970 Threads:1,473 Joined:Feb 2011
Maybe they can go live in Rainbow city where everything is made of colored plastic and the girls are pretty... lmao.gif
05-03-2012, 04:17 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
Miss Julia is a smart cookie hi5.gif lovely to see girls take back their self esteem from fakery.



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