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Seventeen Magazine Vows to Show Girls ‘as They Really Are’

| July 5, 2012

The New York Times reported this week on the monumental victory for girl activists everywhere as Seventeen Magazine pledged to abstain from photoshopping images of girls and women:

Seventeen magazine, which in recent months has been inundated by pleas from teenage girls to publish photographs of models that don’t look touched up, said on Tuesday that it would be more transparent about its photo shoots and promised to “celebrate every kind of beauty.”

Ann Shoket, the magazine’s editor in chief, wrote in the editor’s letter in the August issue that the magazine had drafted what it called a Body Peace Treaty, after she heard from girls “who were concerned that we’d strayed from our promise to show real girls as they really are.”

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