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The Catch-22 of Women’s Magazines

Are women’s magazines trivialized or trivializing? It’s a debate as old as third-wave feminism, and not one that another round of think-pieces is going to solve. But this week gives us an unusually illustrative example of how much that question oversimplifies those publications and their role in women’s self-image. Politico’s Sarah Kendzior fired the skirmish’s opening salvo at the beginning of the month by diagnosing “The Princess Effect,” in which glossies’ profiles of highly accomplished women “reduce female political leaders to their supposed fashion and lifestyle choices.” Now Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former White House deputy chief of staff and one of the objects of Kendzior’s critique, and New York‘s Kat Stoeffel have each published rebuttals arguing that the problem lies not with focusing on “fashion and lifestyle choices,” but in believing those choices “reduce” women at all. … Read More

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Kim and Kanye’s ‘Vogue’ Cover Poised to Be Highest Selling Issue Ever

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover is poised to sell approximately 500,000 copies, according to Radar Online… Read More

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The Conversation I Wish We Were Having About Lena Dunham, ‘Vogue,’ and Jezebel

The whole conflagration between Lena Dunham, Vogue, and Jezebel over the ethics of photoshopping makes me very tired. It makes me very tired because I hate talking about fashion.

There, I said it. … Read More

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Adventures in Photoshopping With Vogue Magazine: Links You Need to See

We’re not going to lie. Today has been a weird day for internet folks today, so it’s only fitting that we pass on a healthy does of “What the blazes is this?!” to you, dear reader. Buckle up. … Read More

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