stupidoldishlikelettersandsodas
mrselliotnightray:

This is from the March 2012 issue of Seventeen magazine. The contest, basically, is to showcase a girl that has done astounding things. (Like raising money for research on eating disorders, like said in the article.) However, they have to be pretty.
Excuse me, what? Let me try and decipher this for a moment. If a girl that isn’t your definition of ‘pretty’ does something beyond amazing, and is running against a girl that does something fairly amazing but is pretty… then the pretty girl wins?
Seventeen always seems to be promoting “being you” and “going for your dreams”. Well they sure are doing asplendid job with that pitch, now aren’t they? This is putting the notion into the reader’s head that no matter how incredible they are, if they aren’t pretty they won’t be on the covers of magazines for their achievements.
I’ve noticed, though, that this doesn’t really seem to apply that much to men! Frankly, I’ve seem somebutt-ass uglymen on magazine covers, and you eventually find out their some wicked-smart scientist or inventor. But the rule about being attractive doesn’t apply to them?
And,Seventeen, let’s be honest here. You’re going to Photoshop the winner anyway, who cares of they aren’t “pretty”? You can turn them into all the other aliens in a few clicks of a mouse. You don’t need brains for that. Which, apparently, doesn’t matter in your contest either.
I’m a 16-year-old girl wanting to minor in media studies. I’m practically seventeen, I know what is going through those girl’s minds when they read that. And it’s nothing good.
We better stop making girls think that beauty is priority over brains. I see first-hand how the new forms of media impact young minds — heck, I’m one of them. And I know the media is well aware of how they’re manipulating the minds of their viewers. It’s terrible on either side of the equation.

If you have to ask why this is wrong, STFU and GTFO. NOW.

mrselliotnightray:

This is from the March 2012 issue of Seventeen magazine. The contest, basically, is to showcase a girl that has done astounding things. (Like raising money for research on eating disorders, like said in the article.) However, they have to be pretty.

Excuse me, what? Let me try and decipher this for a moment. If a girl that isn’t your definition of ‘pretty’ does something beyond amazing, and is running against a girl that does something fairly amazing but is pretty… then the pretty girl wins?

Seventeen always seems to be promoting “being you” and “going for your dreams”. Well they sure are doing asplendid job with that pitch, now aren’t they? This is putting the notion into the reader’s head that no matter how incredible they are, if they aren’t pretty they won’t be on the covers of magazines for their achievements.

I’ve noticed, though, that this doesn’t really seem to apply that much to men! Frankly, I’ve seem somebutt-ass uglymen on magazine covers, and you eventually find out their some wicked-smart scientist or inventor. But the rule about being attractive doesn’t apply to them?

And,Seventeen, let’s be honest here. You’re going to Photoshop the winner anyway, who cares of they aren’t “pretty”? You can turn them into all the other aliens in a few clicks of a mouse. You don’t need brains for that. Which, apparently, doesn’t matter in your contest either.

I’m a 16-year-old girl wanting to minor in media studies. I’m practically seventeen, I know what is going through those girl’s minds when they read that. And it’s nothing good.

We better stop making girls think that beauty is priority over brains. I see first-hand how the new forms of media impact young minds — heck, I’m one of them. And I know the media is well aware of how they’re manipulating the minds of their viewers. It’s terrible on either side of the equation.

If you have to ask why this is wrong, STFU and GTFO. NOW.

  1. s-ummerrise reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice and added:
    movedto—elliots-statice: This is kind of fucked up. This is why American girls have the worst self esteem because even...
  2. roboheartbeat reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice
  3. obliviousanimegirl reblogged this from seijubro
  4. seijubro reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice and added:
    movedto—elliots-statice: From my old account, but it’s that time of year again for Seventeen magazine to start up their...
  5. angel-in-flighttonight reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice
  6. haryfab reblogged this from cho0seloveorsympathy
  7. cho0seloveorsympathy reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice
  8. kawaiiprincessnoa reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice
  9. ourbodyisbeautiful reblogged this from movedto--elliots-statice
  10. anoukc reblogged this from sparkamovement
  11. omgannmarierwr reblogged this from art-in-revolt
  12. formerlyisolde reblogged this from bowelrnovernent
  13. maisaac reblogged this from bowelrnovernent
  14. bowelrnovernent reblogged this from moraniarty
  15. channel23 reblogged this from theonlywayoutofthelabyrinth
  16. myloveistoblame reblogged this from caerthage
  17. rmuslupins reblogged this from caerthage
  18. smilewithyoursoul reblogged this from niallificent
  19. ambreeeeeee reblogged this from theysaidwhisperbutwescream
  20. nothin--much reblogged this from yourveins
  21. bdsmoriarty reblogged this from ikindoffeltdrawnhere
  22. coffee-and-nipples reblogged this from laughterdiet
  23. civis-romanus-sum reblogged this from laughterdiet
  24. damnsamyoubetrippin reblogged this from laughterdiet
  25. laughterdiet reblogged this from thorinston
  26. siximposibilities reblogged this from jamiebearfancypants
  27. facetious-thinking reblogged this from holy-gleeical-starkid
  28. city-of-midnight-dreams reblogged this from tobias-beatrice-fourtris
  29. thekeysmashchronicles reblogged this from bookbunny
  30. flusendieb reblogged this from tehblogofsophie
  31. hannibalsovenmittens reblogged this from holy-gleeical-starkid
  32. bookbunny reblogged this from tobias-beatrice-fourtris
  33. urlforme reblogged this from jamiebearfancypants
  34. daradearest reblogged this from make-this-a-hundred-time-thing