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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 style, good looks, intercourse, relationships, weight loss plan, overall healthiness, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines provide helpful info, or do they in basic terms 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 solid 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 faulty, and asking the questions that experience gone unasked: What do girls imagine and think in regards to the retouched images, the ever present intercourse recommendation, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the delusion model spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and niknaks? Do the unrealistic advertisements, photos, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vanity . . . and is it intentional?

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