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Download e-book for iPad: Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's by Jennifer Nelson

By Jennifer Nelson

ISBN-10: 1580054137

ISBN-13: 9781580054133

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. girls’ 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 ladies peel again the slick disguise in their favourite journal to thumb via pages choked with tidings and suggestion approximately model, good looks, intercourse, relationships, eating plan, future health, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines provide precious details, or do they simply 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 at the back of the smooth pages of women’s magazines, either strong and undesirable. Nelson delves deep into the area of glossies, explaining the ways that those magazines were confident for ladies, highlighting the ways that their agendas were inaccurate, and asking the questions that experience long past unasked: What do girls imagine and think in regards to the retouched pictures, the ever present intercourse suggestion, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the fable model 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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