By Jennifer Nelson
Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies’ domestic magazine. Vogue. In an that has been in a downward spiral for years, those magazines—and different women—focused magazines like them—have not just retained their readership, they’ve elevated it. each month, 5 million-plus girls peel again the slick hide in their favourite journal to thumb via pages full of tidings and recommendation approximately type, good looks, intercourse, relationships, eating regimen, future health, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines supply important info, or do they only peddle fluff and fantasy—and in both case, do girls take their messages to heart?
In Airbrushed Nation, Jennifer Nelson—a longtime insider—exposes the bare fact in the back of the sleek pages of women’s magazines, either solid and undesirable. Nelson delves deep into the realm of glossies, explaining the ways that those magazines were optimistic for ladies, highlighting the ways that their agendas were faulty, and asking the questions that experience gone unasked: What do girls imagine and think in regards to the retouched photographs, the ever-present intercourse suggestion, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the fable type spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and niknaks? Do the unrealistic advertisements, photographs, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vainness . . . and is it intentional?
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