Magazine cover girls: Can you believe what you see?
But knowing this just isn't enough because when you keep on seeing the images of impossibly perfect girls/women, it sends a message. And the message is: BE PERFECT, OR ELSE!
So girls spend too much time fretting and worrying and examining themselves and comparing themselves. That's time we could be spending doing lots of other things, such as, planning to take over the world, or learning French, or watching tonight's sunset with a friend.
Sooooo... that brings us to Julia Bluhm, an 8th grader from Maine, who started a petition asking Seventeen magazine to put real girls in their magazine. Just one spread a month, she suggested. Forty-six thousand people signed her petition!
Wow, we like the way she thinks. Read more about Julia HERE.
See her online petition HERE.
If you want to add your support, ask a parent if it's OK to sign it. (The form asks for your name and address and you should ask a parent first before giving that out.)
Better yet, ask your mom or dad to sign it, too!