Darrow Miller and Friends

17 Going On 25? Teen Magazine to Temper the Picture-Perfect-Girl Image

Per our recent post applauding some Alaska Native girls for the “No Makeup Monday” movement, we saw this from World.

The teenagers staring out of the pages of Seventeen Magazine have flawless skin, perfect teeth and figures even Barbie would envy. Many young girls have adopted dangerous diets and tortuous beauty regimens in an attempt to emulate the beautiful models, an impossible task. Most magazines, including Seventeen, use photo editing software to make models thinner, taller and blemish-free, an illusion that fools most readers.

But activists have been working to persuade magazines to use unaltered photos, and this month Seventeen agreed.

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