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Should we judge a woman by the cover of her magazine?

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Should we judge a woman by the cover of her magazine? Upon first glance of that question I find it extremely challenging not to dismiss it abruptly with a definite "no". Women's magazines often portray the stereotypical image of a seemingly beautiful yet some-what painfully thin woman on the front surrounded by captions on how to improve your life. I have personally noticed that nearly every leading issue of the typical 'beauty magazines' contains at least one story of a very non-controversial women's issue such as anorexia. ...read more.

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The cover of January's Cosmopolitan is smothered with the words 'sex', 'love' and 'desires'. Cosmopolitan is not the only offending magazine that imposes a false image of women however. All of the so-called beauty magazines promote shallow and superficial behaviour. This however, is not surprising. It would seem that the underlying mission of 'beauty magazines' such as Cosmopolitan, Elle and More are to simply ignore the real issues concerning women and their insecurities and to focus on quite the opposite; The positive aspects of the female gender role. ...read more.

Conclusion

Persuasive advertising, for the latest diet 'fad' and the newest season fashions make women re-consider their own diet and wonder why they don't have those clothes. The self-conscious amongst the readers buying these magazines appear to believe that they are solving all their life problems. May I add however, these women were un-aware of these 'life problems' until they read the article on how to fix them. Perhaps, they shouldn't fix things when they are never really broken. To the magazines, 'Looks are everything'. Aisling Pegg - media essay ...read more.

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