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Eighth Grader Julia Bluhm Convinces 'Seventeen' Magazine to Stop Photoshopping Models

| by Michael Allen

Earlier this year, Eighth grader Julia Bluhm started a petition asking Seventeen magazine to stop photoshopping women. Bluhm asked for one unaltered image of a “regular girl” in every issue.

Bluhm wrote on her petition: “For the sake of all the struggling girls all over America, who read Seventeen and think these fake images are what they should be, I’m stepping up. I know how hurtful these photoshopped images can be. I’m a teenage girl, and I don’t like what I see. None of us do.”

This week, presented with a petition of more than 81,000 signatures, Seventeen announced a "peace treaty" and said it would represent a range of women of all shapes and sizes in its magazine [every month, every model] without any photoshopping of their bodies

Seventeen will still be using photoshop to take wrinkles out of clothes and hide flyaway hairs.

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While Seventeen has agreed to Bluhm's demands, other teen magazines have not. Change.org has a petition up asking Teen Vogue to follow suit.