Jezebel Bounty

TitleJezebel Bounty
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Funke, RD, Myers, GA, Potthurst, A
Date Published09/2014
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe internet magazine Jezebel is a feminist presence on the web and has become known for a series called "Photoshop of horrors" The series includes unedited versions of photographs published by top women's magazines. Recently Jezebel offered $10,000 for "pre-Photoshop images" of actress/writer Lena Dunham's Vogue photoshoot.  Jezebel published these images side by side with the significantly altered Vogue images. The intention was to expose unrealistic images of women and the dramatic distortions required to attain magazine cover beauty even for magazine cover girls. 
NotesCase from the 2014 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright 2014, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
Audience LevelUndergraduate