1. sparkamovement:

    When Seventeen Magazine’s editor in chief Ann Shoket told Julia Bluhm that Seventeen “celebrates girls for being their authentic selves,” and that “there is no other magazine that highlights such a diversity of size, shape, skin tone and ethnicity,” a few eyebrows went up. Here, teen girls from Sisters Action Media respond to that statement while going through the latest issue of Seventeen.

    “They do have a few girls of other races and a few girls of other  body types, but when I think about “diversity” I think about an even amount, and they definitely don’t have an even amount at all. There’s definitely more white skinny girls in this magazine than anything else.” [Turns out there are only 14 girls of color in the whole mag—and only one of them had a darker skintone.]

    What do you think? Join the conversation on #TalkBack17.

     
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      I’ve come to hate Seventeen so much. Everything with the Body Peace Treaty cracks me up but that’s a rant for another...
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      Can I ask a really stupid question? How many girls were featured in the magazine total? Demographically in the US, and...
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      Diversity, really?
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      Seventeen, this diversity word…