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Can we Judge a Woman by the cover of her Magazine?

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Can we Judge a Woman by the cover of her Magazine? No I don't think that we can judge a woman by the cover of her magazine, women's magazines often show a stereotypical image of a celebrity who may have slight problems, but I have noticed that these slight problems are blown way out of proportion by the usage of bad pictures and harsh language, these factors create an urge to purchase the magazine, just to read about the latest celebrity's problems such as anorexia. Have you ever been tempted into buying a magazine because of the exciting headlines? Heather Mills is portrayed to be lonely and wasting away on the front cover of Closer. Closer uses descriptive language and bad pictures of Heather Mills to try and achieve this. I strongly disagree with the front cover of Closer as I feel that they have not given enough information on Heather Mills for readers to judge whether or not she is lonely and wasting away. ...read more.


However I know that this information on Heather Mills is incorrect, I saw another magazine in the same month which had Heather Mills on the same day, on the same beach but with her family, she was looking happy and cheerful. So when readers of Closer are look inside the magazine they will see that Heather Mills is not really lonely, it was just the picture of her that caused the effect of loneliness. Another factor on the front cover is the picture of Heather Mills looking extremely thin, she is wearing a bikini, bending over and her ribs are showing, this picture may entice people into buying Closer because they will look forward to viewing more pictures of Heather Mills' withered body, however the other pictures inside the copy may not show Heather Mills' bad side in which case the picture on the front cover would of tricked buyers into the purchase of Closer. I have to say that the other pictures of Heather Mills' inside are similar to the one on the front cover, so viewers will be happy if they bought the copy to view the article on Heather Mills' emaciated body. ...read more.


"Wasting away," is written next to the picture of Heather Mills bending over looking emaciated, the phrase "wasting away" may lead people to the perception of Heather Mills becoming thinner and thinner and risk the chance of suffering death. This is also another clever way of manipulating the readers into buying the magazine by causing them to think that Heather Mills is dying. I conclude that in my opinion we cannot judge a woman by the cover of her magazine because magazines exaggerate celebrities' problems in order to achieve a high number of sells. They do this on the front cover with big, bold headlines and appalling pictures of celebrities. It is a proven fact that many women do buy magazines like Closer and this portrays to me a sense of insecurity among these women. Closer use their front cover to appeal to the public about issues such as anorexia. The only reason for magazines lying about and ridiculing celebrities is to make sure that their sales are high and I believe they will do anything to ensure this. ?? ?? ?? ?? English Coursework 1 ...read more.

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