Gender Roles In Teen Magazine Research

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Mass media imposes how adolescent girls are supposed to act through advertisements in teen magazines, such as the thin body type representation and being feminine. Teen magazines reinforce stereotypes and gender prescriptions directly to adolescent girls into womanhood and negotiate their roles of being feminine, being fashionistas, and focusing on enhancing their appearance (Currie, 1997). In Decoding Femininity, Currie (1997) explains that during the 1980s “feminist sociologist characterized the advertisements, feature articles, and stories appealing to women’s magazines as vehicles of women socialization into subordinate roles” (p. 456). “Research on adolescent girl magazines has been done, and these magazines promote socialization of
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