Beauty magazines are filled with much more advertising pages than with actual content. There is very little substance to those type of magazine and yet, they make so much money. They have companies paying them to put ads in their magazines and people purchasing their magazines. Yet, a very little budget is put on writing actual articles.
The ads are filled with pictures of women and men that have been ridiculously modified with airbrushing and Photoshop setting an unrealistic standard of beauty instead of catering to individuals of all shape, sizes and colours.
A Bradley University study has shown that the majority of women and teenage girls looking at these magazines feel worst about themselves afterwards.
Sadly, there is an enormous industry built on fostering self-hate in girls and women. We are continually told that we need to change ourselves. This industry creates and profits from our self-dislike.
For example, fashion magazines use slender models and present them as plus size. This should not only piss off women. Any man on the planet who has had to reassure his perfectly healthy and proportioned woman she’s not fat because fashion magazines perpetuate this idea in her head that she’s plus size should also be taking offence.