learn more about the effects
of girls magazines, I suggest
you contact a couple of organizations
that have done research in this
area - or in similar areas.
Association of University Women
Also, a great book on this subject
is Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth.
(Also Joan Brumberg's book "The
Body Project" deals with similar
issues.) There was also a great
article by Anastasia Higginbotham
in Ms. Magazine on this topic.
(You can reach Ms. at: Ms@echonyc.com).
There are also postive examples
of girls magazines such as New
Moon Publications and HUES magazine
(find links to their web sites
Because these are "alternatives"
to the more mainstream publications,
they are likely to have articles
on the effects of other magazines.