British Lad Mags: Root Of All Ills Or Symptom Of The Bigger, Sexist…

Michael Grove, the shadow education secretary and a prominent Conservative in England, gave a speech today » 8/04/08 9:30am 8/04/08 9:30am at a meeting organized by the think tank IPPR condemning lad mags (like , , and ) for promoting "instant-hit hedonism" and presenting women as "permanently, lasciviously, uncomplicatedly available." The result,…

Do Teen Magazines Teach Girls To Hate Their Bodies?

UK papers Telegraph and Guardian both published findings from a report by Women In Journalism — namely, that websites of magazines for teenage girls are urging the girls to upload photographs of themselves and post ratings of their bodies, much as the "lad mag" sites do. While the teen sites don't exactly approach "Assess … » 9/19/07 11:00am 9/19/07 11:00am