The Week You Gave Us 'Faith' In The InternetsJennifer7/20/07 7:02pmFiled to: photoshop of horrorsRedbookTopBlogosphereFaith HillFeatureJournaliststooting our own horn162EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe never expected the outcry that ensued after <a href="http://jezebel.com/gossip/photoshop-of-horrors/heres-our-winner-redbook-shatters-our-faith-in-well-not-publishing-but-maybe-god-278919.php ">Monday's post regarding, uh, a certain Photoshopped, country-singing, women's magazine cover-subject. Maybe it's because many of us have worked for women's magazines, where the daily parade of malnourished Estonian fourteen-year-olds and full-color glossy page-proofs of airbrushed actresses sort of inured us to the bad business that is selling 'femininity'. Sort of, that is, because if you're the kind of woman who cares about other women — or, you know, we guess you could be a man caring about women, that's allowed here — it's hard to escape the fact that women, if you believe the media, are increasingly expected to look like female avatars. (Unless they are young girls, in which case, they are supposed to look like hookers). Anyway, apparently there are a lot more people out there who care about women than we realized; the response to our unretouched Redbook cover image started off slow, built to a crescendo that peaked on Wednesday, and is still humming along nicely. (11,500 Google hits and counting.) After the jump, and without further ado, what some in the blogosphere/mainstream media had to say about the dirty business that is the mass-marketing of the female forgery.