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 disguise in their favourite journal to thumb via pages choked with tidings and suggestion approximately model, attractiveness, intercourse, relationships, weight loss diet, health and wellbeing, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines supply priceless info, or do they purely peddle fluff and fantasy—and in both case, do ladies 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 area 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 ladies imagine and think in regards to the retouched images, the ever-present intercourse recommendation, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the fable style spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and accessories? Do the unrealistic advertisements, pictures, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vanity . . . and is it intentional?
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Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines by Jennifer Nelson