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Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this.  Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.

Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:
“At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…
But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!
They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.
Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”

Ahh I never new this got so much attention! Yay! This kind of thing getting awareness makes me so much happier than that other picture…

I’ve never heard of this before, but this is SO INCREDIBLY telling. We all know of models being photoshopped to look thinner, but in reality some of these people are so thin to the point of unhealthiness that people in power, not wanting to show the public what has been done to these models, purposely reverse-photoshop them to look healthier, because God forbid we be forced to come to terms with the overwhelming pressure we put on women to be thin.
Just….wow. Can’t even handle this right now. 

^From my personal blog, hopefully that made some sense and didn’t come across as problematic. 

This makes me cry.

To be honest this is so true, there are very very few models that would be photoshopped to look skinner, most of them are photoshopped to look healthier just like this photo

thesubbburbs:

mrsdevilla:

thisfightisntover:

thepluralisphoenixii:

wilderskin:

htmlwings:

wilderskin:

Supermodel Karlie Kloss was photoshopped to look less thin for a Numero campaign. There are so many things wrong with this.  Models are forced to be incredibly thin to fit a certain aesthetic, but when they do, they’re so emaciated that they have to be photoshopped to not look sick.

Robin Hardy, a former creative director at Vogue, has commented on the practice of photoshopping to cover up the aesthetic and health costs of extreme thinness:

“At the time, when we pored over the raw images, creating the appearance of smooth flesh over protruding ribs, softening the look of collarbones that stuck out like coat hangers, adding curves to flat bottoms and cleavage to pigeon chests, we felt we were doing the right thing…

But now, I wonder. Because for all our retouching, it was still clear to the reader that these women were very, very thin. But, hey, they still looked great!

They had 22-inch waists (those were never made bigger), but they also had breasts and great skin. They had teeny tiny ankles and thin thighs, but they still had luscious hair and full cheeks.

Thanks to retouching, our readers… never saw the horrible, hungry downside of skinny. That these underweight girls didn’t look glamorous in the flesh. Their skeletal bodies, dull, thinning hair, spots and dark circles under their eyes were magicked away by technology, leaving only the allure of coltish limbs and Bambi eyes.”

Ahh I never new this got so much attention! Yay! This kind of thing getting awareness makes me so much happier than that other picture…

I’ve never heard of this before, but this is SO INCREDIBLY telling. We all know of models being photoshopped to look thinner, but in reality some of these people are so thin to the point of unhealthiness that people in power, not wanting to show the public what has been done to these models, purposely reverse-photoshop them to look healthier, because God forbid we be forced to come to terms with the overwhelming pressure we put on women to be thin.

Just….wow. Can’t even handle this right now. 

^From my personal blog, hopefully that made some sense and didn’t come across as problematic. 

This makes me cry.

To be honest this is so true, there are very very few models that would be photoshopped to look skinner, most of them are photoshopped to look healthier just like this photo

University of Alabama Violence Situation

In today’s society, knowledge is power. The faster we gain this knowledge, the more power we have to make decisions and evaluate the situation at hand. Sunday night, students became aware of a potential threat of gun violence perpetuated by a post on YouTube, and because of this, police put one of the dorms on lockdown to ensure the safety of the students inside the building. Their quick response is commendable and everyone is grateful they were there to help mitigate the situation. However, as soon as this action occurred, the University should have sent out an alert to all faculty and students stating the situation and the actions that were occurring to counteract the threat. They did not. Instead, students were forced to find out information through unofficial media sources that intensified the situation by tenfold. It wasn’t until an hour and a half later that the university sent out an email, with some vague details on what HAD occurred, and that we were not in danger. This email would have been an excellent follow up email to something stating that the police were currently taking action, but no such email occurred.

Monday, people were wary. Rumors were flying, which is only to be expected. We received several emails about the incident, but the one phrase that stuck out was from our university president that stated. In this case, no one was in danger and immediate action was not required. Which may have been the case. But once again, because no one was sure of the situation as it was occurring, the danger we were in was not apparent and this added to the uncertainty and panic. The day proceeded and then, on social media again around 11 Monday night, another threat was posted, this time detailing location and the specific violence intended. The University of Alabama responded on a Facebook post saying they had been aware of the threat for several hours and were investigating the situation. In my opinion, the response time on the university’s part was better but the ball of panic had already been set in motion from the prior day and students stopped trusting the words of the administration and the UAPD. More rumors spread throughout anonymous sources and other social media such as Twitter and people started believing it. On Yik Yak, someone posted a joke saying that the football team was getting airlifted out of Tuscaloosa for safety, and someone posted last night “so, there’s nothing to be worried about, but the whole football team got airlifted out last night. Something isn’t right UA” And this is the kind of thing that is dangerous. Fear is compromising rational thought and creating the mass hysteria that the person behind these threats wants.

Everyday we face danger. This was proved this morning when three unsuspecting people were shot and killed by a UPS employee in Birmingham. The difference is that they didn’t know what was coming and had no chance to let this fear build up and tear down a community like this threat to our campus has. Instead of letting fear make us turn away from our lives and control it, we need to make a stand. I’m not saying show up for school if you believe that you will be in imminent danger. I’m saying to stop posting the rumors, stop letting the lies run rampant, and stop letting others be in control of this horrible mind game. The minute we stop playing this person’s game, the sooner the situation will be resolved and the sooner the situation is resolved, the better we can all sleep at night.