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I teach middle schoolers about the insidiousness of photoshop. Forget "normal"--photoshop has redefined our notions of "healthy" and "natural" and "average", too. But sometimes we think we can only sit back and shake our fists at a situation. Cheers to a brave 14-year old who took this to the next level.

'Seventeen' Magazine Takes No-Photoshop Pledge After 8th-Grader's Campaign

Somewhere between school and her extracurricular activities, eighth-grader Julia Bluhm found time to launch a crusade against airbrushed images in one of the country's top teen magazines. And this week, she won: Seventeen magazine pledged not to digitally alter body sizes or face shapes of young women featured in their editorial pages...Read More