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Warts and all

Warts and all

With smartphone apps such as FaceTune making it easy to banish wrinkles and blemishes in a few swipes, and filters on Snapchat giving us the perfect cheekbones, it seems that airbrushing our appearance has become a normal part of life. So when Glamour magazine kept Lena Dunham’s thigh au naturel on the cover of their latest February issue, many people were shocked yet also pleased.

Lena Dunham took to Instagram to comment on how her body has been ridiculed and judged since her teens but “today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display.”

Gracing the front cover alongside her Girls co-stars, she continues, “Thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on newstands everywhere today.”

In a society where we are constantly nit-picking at our appearances, it’s so refreshing to see a high profile magazine representing women’s bodies of all shapes and sizes in their perfectly imperfect state.

What are your thoughts on airbrushing? Is it harmless or are you glad to see magazines such as Glamour taking a more honest approach in their photoshoots?

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