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.
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.