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Jenasaurus Wed 11-Sep-19 17:29:16

Saw this and it really is an eye opener and very true

https://womenyoushouldknow.net/appalled-graphic-designer-shows-girls-life-magazine-what-their-cover-should-look-like/

Jenasaurus Wed 11-Sep-19 17:30:03

Whoops that didn’t work. How do I add a clickable link

Fraggling Wed 11-Sep-19 17:34:53

womenyoushouldknow.net/appalled-graphic-designer-shows-girls-life-magazine-what-their-cover-should-look-like/

Jenasaurus Wed 11-Sep-19 18:54:35

Thank you

DonnaQuixote Wed 11-Sep-19 19:06:06

This is so good. Imagine a world where all magazines for teenage girls would look like that.

GrinitchSpinach Wed 11-Sep-19 19:08:52

Where is the chef's kiss emoji when one needs it?

NonnyMouse1337 Wed 11-Sep-19 19:12:29

It's appalling how this sort of stuff hasn't really changed. Everything being centred around women being pretty and the perfect partner for a man. Nothing about nurturing ambition, self-esteem and learning about the world.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 11-Sep-19 19:15:57

Manwhohasitall on Twitter is really good at pointing up this absurdity. Somehow, it's still often really shocking to see a common trope rephrased with the sex roles reversed.

JoyceJeffries Wed 11-Sep-19 19:22:28

Sometimes I wish mumsnet had a like button.

BigFatLiar Wed 11-Sep-19 19:37:27

Problem is these magazines are out to make profit, if the two options were on sale which one do you think would actually sell?

Many organisations are making conscious efforts to get girls into science and engineering but its still a struggle. It needs to start at home and in the schools making it cool to be techie.

Fraggling Wed 11-Sep-19 20:43:15

It's so pernicious we (people in general) don't even notice. Until it's highlighted ruth something like this.

Society (business + patriarchy) have strong motivations for encouraging girls to be insecure, self critical, focussed on their looks etc.

It is happening more with boys/ men as well more, which is bad. Not quite the same dynamic as men and boys are not primarily viewed as sex objects, while women and girls are.

CadburysTastesVileNow Wed 11-Sep-19 21:06:46

Quite like this from Bored Panda

www.boredpanda.com/male-celebrities-pics-women-like-descriptions-dailymaleonline/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

DoctorAllcome Wed 11-Sep-19 21:14:30

True, and if you are a girl and prefer to read boys life......omg you’re unnatural.
Really hate gendered stuff.

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