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dc.contributor.author Blair, Adrianne
dc.date.accessioned 2005-05-11T01:38:22Z
dc.date.available 2005-05-11T01:38:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05-11T01:38:22Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/2058
dc.description Undergraduate Thesis – Women Studies, University of Washington (2003). Suggested Citation: Blair, A. (2004) The Effects of the Thin Ideal in Magazines on Women. Retrieved from the University of Washington Digital Repository. http://dspace.lib.washington.edu en
dc.description.abstract The popular portrayal of the feminine physical ideal in advertisements found in popular fashion magazines is unrealistic, unhealthy, and does not accurately reflect the range of body types and sizes in society. Feminist magazines, such as Bitch and Fierce, challenge these unrealistic ideals by critiquing popular fashion magazines, and by accepting only advertisements that portray a wider and more accurate array of female body types. Readers of popular fashion magazines are more likely than readers of feminist magazines to identify a smaller dress size as ideal, to diet, to consider surgical weight loss alternatives, and to equate thinness with happiness and success. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Women Studies en
dc.subject Advertising en
dc.subject Consumer Culture en
dc.subject Body Dissatisfaction en
dc.subject Surveys en
dc.title Effects of the Thin Ideal in Magazines on Women, The en
dc.type Thesis en


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