Magazine Double Binds

Riley and I did our project for double binds on magazines and media's effect on young girls and women. We saw that magazines would tell girls to love themselves for who they are, but then turn around and say they had to wear certain clothes and eat a certain way to be attractive. The media is putting these girls in a double bind, because they have to choose whether to love themselves or feel accepted. These situations can cause girls to have low self esteem, develop eating disorders and it can lead to depression. It can also largely effect the relationships girls have with other people. Though it is still very prevalent, we found that the magazines are trying to fix the double bind they have created. They incorporate more diversity of looks in their spread and support a healthy lifestyle.


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