New PDF release: Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's

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 ladies peel again the slick disguise in their favourite journal to thumb via pages full of tidings and recommendation approximately type, good looks, intercourse, relationships, eating regimen, wellbeing and fitness, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines provide invaluable details, or do they basically 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 sturdy 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 long past unasked: What do girls imagine and think concerning the retouched images, the ever present intercourse suggestion, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the fable type spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and accessories? Do the unrealistic advertisements, photos, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vainness . . . and is it intentional?

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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 ladies peel again the slick disguise in their favourite journal to thumb via pages full of tidings and recommendation approximately type, good looks, intercourse, relationships, eating regimen, wellbeing and fitness, and way of life. yet do women’s magazines provide invaluable details, or do they basically 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 sturdy 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 long past unasked: What do girls imagine and think concerning the retouched images, the ever present intercourse suggestion, the consistent offensive on getting older, and the fable type spreads that includes unaffordable clothes and accessories? Do the unrealistic advertisements, photos, and beliefs that permeate glossies harm women’s vainness . . . and is it intentional?

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