Real Women Have Pores: Photoshop Overload

There has been a lot of press lately about over-photo-shopping, airbrushing and other means of visual “correction” in the news as of late. Most notably in my mind is 14-year-old Julia Bluhm, an 8th grader from Waterville, Maine, who managed to garner 25,000 signatures in favor of Seventeen Magazine producing one photo spread per month without the aid of Photoshop. Bluhm was tired of looking at super doctored photos of girls and women in major fashion publications and felt that viewing these images on a regular basis could be detrimental to young girls’ self-esteem. “We know that Photoshop can be very harmful to girls because they think they have to look like these images. But it’s not even real, it’s Photoshop. So it’s kind of impossible to look like that in real life.”

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