Feminist views on mass media are important to understand when reading a magazine. The objectification of women in American mass media has been an issue for several decades. The image of the ideal women that is presented via mass media is harmful. Magazines set a standard for women to follow and ideals to aspire to. A female has a set of guidelines that are given in mass media that teach women how to behave, when to wear make-up, how to dress, what her body should look like, and how to treat her lover.
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