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I'm doing some research for school and am looking into the affects magazines have on children/teenagers. I am hoping that you might know some good sites or articles, which could help. I'd be very grateful if you have any useful information. Thank you so much.
Cheers,
Kim

   

Dear Kim,

If Ask Amy is any gauge on the affects magazines have on girls/women, I can say that it's pretty profound. Granted, most Ask Amy visitors are politically savvy, but many who write to Ask Amy write expressing their disappointment with the media - and specifically advertisers - for narrowly presenting what it means to be female in the U.S. Many are motivated to change this, by speaking out, writing letters to the magazines, editors and advertisers. Jean Kilbourne, who has written a few books and lectures frequently on this topic, might have more concrete evidence for you. Her books include Killing Us Softly and, I imagine she has a web site that can point you to this research.

I hope this helps,
Amy

 

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