Media Influences

Young Girls Don’t Need Lifestyle Magazines

By Kaitlin Irwin--Discovery Girls is a magazine for girls aged 7-13. The magazine touches on various topics, such as hair and skin tips, clothing advice, the arts and whatever else kids are into these days.

It’s Time to Stop Labeling Women’s Bodies

By Carla Roman--Recently, Refinery 29 published a piece entitled, “The Medium-Sized Woman Problem” by Kelsey Miller. Ad Misses the Mark

By Kaitlin Irwin--While traversing through the London Underground, people have been confronted with some interesting ads.

Comedy: A Tool for Spreading Eating Disorders Awareness?

By Dana Land--Back in December, I wrote a piece for Proud2Bme covering the joking comments made by The View cohost Joy Behar.

The Problem with Glamour Magazine's Plus-Size Issue

By Kaitlin Irwin--Amy Schumer recently posted on social media about Glamour’s inclusion of her in their plus-size issue.


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