We already knew this but here are actual stats: Reading magazines for just a few minutes can lower our self-esteem: 3 out of 4 girls feel depressed, guilty, and shameful after spending 3 minutes with a fashion magazine.
The official announcement in this month’s SEVENTEEN.
As a result, the New York-based activist organization, SPARKteam asked Seventeen to post one unaltered photospread a month. After joining forces with the film Miss Representation for the #KeepItReal campaign, thousands of young women responded on Twitter, Instagram, and through blogs, asking all women’s and girls’ magazines to stop photoshopping woman’s bodies into unrecognizable, body-image issue-inducing layouts. Seventeen Magazine headed the call and they JUST announced they will stop using Photoshop to alter girl’s faces and bodies.
Gloria Steinem congratulated the win:”They have triumphed over false standards that contribute to eating disorders and self-hatred, and made Seventeen a leader in celebrating real girls. I am very proud of our partnership in the SPARK Movement. One magazine in our corner, more to go!”