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[–] Jade 43 points (+43|-0)

Moreover:

1) There aren't "teen boy magazines"

2) The male magazines do offer some mild pickup "artist" tips AND playboyish treatment of women. So the teen boys are being taught how to fuck as many "hot women" as possible, while the teen girl magazines are teaching teen girls to daydream over Timothée Chalamet, and other "the perfect boyfriends you can picture yourself married to"...

There are no teen boy mags. There are men's mags and they feature "hot girls" and "how to choke safely" and "tips for anal" and "getting her to say yes" -- not to marriage, but to anal and choking.

They probably review the best free porn sites too.

[–] legopants [OP] super terf 12 points (+12|-0)

And women's magazines NEVER have anything on the cover but "lose ___ lbs in __ days!"

[–] Hyacinth 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

Magazines advertised as "women's magazines" are all dedicated to advertising products and shopping unaffordable luxury goods, weightloss advice disguised as health advice & trolling women about their body and age.

A little guilty trash is fine but that these magazines are so imgrained in our minds as "The lady mags" we forget that men are reading economist and Forbes (lots of others that are about business, property, wealth acquisition) etc

Maybe I'm just dumb one, but I'd bet even accounting for class & demographics, men are reading better magazines more than women are, through no fault on the part of women. Its the marketing & obsucating.

Magazines advertised as "women's magazines" are all dedicated to advertising products and shopping unaffordable luxury goods, weight loss advice disguised as health advice & trolling women about their body and age.

I have a friend who buys them, and I do NOT know why, and she got angry when I asked, but I thumbed thru some because they were sitting there. Every single one made me feel HORRIBLE about myself, just horrible. They assume you have a partner. They assume you're having sex daily. They assume you never age past 35 and have a knockout body and want to show it off.

Their "solutions" to bad skin are things like "drink more milk" or such -- when the dermatologist has exhausted all options on me, I get advice like that from some magazine?

I am not sure younger men even read magazines. I've seen some investment magazines, and the articles are aimed at the RICH. It's like "will your $500,000 investments at age 50 grow enough for you to retire comfortably? Consider putting aside an additional $100,000 a year."

Why didn't I think of that? Just invest an additional $100K a year out of my $50K gross. Duh!

[–] Hyacinth 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

Reminds me of the money diaries on Cut Magazine, its popular because the comments get to tsk tsk women about the 30$ they spent on lunch, trivial stuff like that about "privileged" women but you dont see self penned money diaries from multimillionaire business men getting taking to task for thinking you need to show ID at the grocery store because they have never done their own grocery shopping "How much does a banana cost Michael, ten dollars" 😂 But (mostly other women) like to gawk at another womens makeup budget or whatever. Heres a good read from Phoebe Maltz Bovy https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/07/205284/phoebe-maltz-bovy-privilege-money-diaries

[–] Jade 1 points (+1|-0)

Their "solutions" to bad skin are things like "drink more milk" or such -- when the dermatologist has exhausted all options on me, I get advice like that from some magazine?

As someone who underwent 4 courses of Roacutan (Isotretinoin) in my life since I was 20, and who still takes an occasional pill blister to control breakouts, I feel you. I too read "these foods may be giving you acne! Coffee, wine, nuts, chocolate, sugar..." - who was stopping to drink the one espresso coffee I have after lunch and suddenly had porcelain skin?!

Also, since this was in Brazil in the 90´s were people are not-at-all racist in their beauty standards, there were quite a few tips to "go blonde" as well, from applying lemon or milk or chamomile tea to your hair and leave it in the sun. Really? Milk on your hair makes you go blonde? I'm not even talking about Kristin Steward-type "brunettes" trying it, I'm talking anything from Gal Gadot to Lupita Nyong'o, which is is likely 90% of the hair color and type of the girls reading that "beauty advice".

[–] Aeschleah 18 points (+18|-0)

More like 200000+ articles on ‘practice girls’ and how their mum is lucky that they lurk in her basement rent free at 37.

They promote the idea that girls should be free sex workers once they land a guy. Their own pleasure be damned.

[–] DebraKadabra 3 points (+3|-0)

They probably should advocate this for boys since so many of them suck so bad at school these days.

[–] yesisaiditxx 2 points (+2|-0)

My mom just let me get teen magazines when I was about 10-13 without looking in them and I remember being like OooOOOOOOoooo when I would read dating advice or about how to french kiss. I wish I could be skimming through every single thing my potential daughter picks up from a store but now everything is online. I never wanted to be one of those cloistering parents who have controls on everything so as to only allow wholesome content or whatever but I seriously have no idea what I’m going to do. Shoot even if I wanted that type of filter this sort of content probably isn’t even deemed as inappropriate so there’s no algorithm for blocking it.

[–] Jade 1 points (+1|-0)

My mum only let me when I was 14 or 15, but that´s because my cousin would get a subscription as a gift from my aunt (my dad's sister). And she resisted for as long as possible because - and I remember her saying that - it was nothing but propaganda pushing girls to have sex.