Women Studies2 - Nancy Shaba Women Studies September 13,...

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Nancy Shaba Women Studies September 13, 2011 Advertising in magazines and on television glamorizes women who do not resemble the average woman. The media puts a picture of a woman in our brain that is skinny, white, and has great features. It puts pressure on women to be skinny, even so skinny that they have eating disorders. After reading the articles “Teen Mags,” “The Unreal World,” “No Respect: Gender Politics and Hip Hop,” and “The More You Subtract, The More You Add,” I looked at the media in a completely different way. The first article I read was “Teen Mags” by Anastasia Higginbotham. The article focused on common magazine articles in teen magazines nowadays. Anastasia stated that as a teenager, magazines told her how to be cooler, older, and have all-star boyfriends. She used teen magazines as a reliable source of that information. I could relate to the author because I sadly used to do the same things when I was younger! Even though girls are encouraged to love their
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course WS 3010 taught by Professor Fish during the Fall '11 term at Wayne State University.

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