According to thousands of young girls, Seventeen magazine isn’t helping the teens it targets. Instead, they say its airbrushing policies and subject matter are doing more harm than good.

Julia Bluhm, who turned 14 last month, launched a petition on asking the monthly magazine to commit to printing one totally unaltered photo spread per month.

After being overwhelmed by the number of fellow high-schoolers in her ballet class lamenting their “fat days” and the seemingly impossible quest to be “pretty,” Bluhm realized that the images she saw in the iconic monthly magazine did not represent real adolescent females, and contributed to unattainable ideals.

Continues – Teen takes on Seventeen, says magazine contributes to body image issues.