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Hi, I think your page is really great, with lots of interesting facts. I am currently taking a psychology of women course, and am looking for information on the effects of teenage girl magazines on young women and how the articles and titles of the articles relate and help to wrongly teach young women of the stereotypes in our society. I was wondering if you knew if there were any studies done on teenage girl magazines and their affects on young women and adolescents? Any ideas that you may have to help me find some information on that topic would be greatly appreciated.. Thank you, Tanya

To 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.

1.) Just Think Foundation

2.) American 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 in our Magazines/Newsletters section).

Because these are "alternatives" to the more mainstream publications, they are likely to have articles on the effects of other magazines.


Amy

 

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