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Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, December 02, 2003

I'm at a customer's house, waiting for a spyware cleanup to finish. The only reading material around is a magazine called "TWIST" which appears to be one of those teen-girl magazines like "YM". Reading through it has been a truly frightening experience. I don't know whats more disturbing; the fact that these magazines are published, the fact that teenage girls read them, or the fact that parents allow their children to read them. Its all very depressing. There is no hope for these kids.


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anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In the last issue of Girlfriend, they added an article titled "Ways to get free bees." One portion of the article said that singing up to loyalty cards and (paraphrasing the checkout) giving away personal information that can be sold to third parties and used to give you advertisement rubbish. There are very few magazines out there that are not corrupted by advertising... WAIT there are very few things in general that are free from advertising. I am writing an article about the adveticles (adverts disguised as articles) in dolly and girlfriend and am so relieved that there are like-minded people my age out there that think this rubbish should be illegal for preying on the real target audience of 10yr olds wanting to know if high school is like Hannah Montana, only to find out that in reality it is more like Miley Cyrus
The Teen Republic!
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Editor, Although your present views on the intelligence of teenage girls may be realistic to yourself and I cannot deny that there are some very unenlightened teenagers out there, you are doing exactly what the magazines that you so hate are using to claim a greater audience. Generalising an entire generation is absurd. Would you like your entire age group to be represented by the dumbest 25 yr olds? I think that you are not respecting teenagers enough and have forgotten their capabilities. Yes, they are impressionable, but ther are few that cannot tell rubbish from fact at my school. Try to look at a wider variety before you say that you are surprised that we can even tie up our own shoelaces.

(Editor's notes: Oh, keep in mind I don't believe that all teenage girls are stupid. I'm sure the stupidity level of teenage girls is about on par with that of most of the population. Of course, you probably don't want to know what I think of most of the population...)

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, December 05, 2011
Have you noticed that most of the recent replies that have no problem with these magazines have bad grammar and spelling? Just saying.
Britney:)
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, November 18, 2011
i think its dumb that people care about what other girls are reading... im 15 and i love reading Seventeen. if u urself dont like reading magazines like these then dont...but dont be tellin others that they should or shouldnot!

(Editor's notes: People care about what girls like you are reading because we know better than you.)

Ammy
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
These magazines are awful. I'm 15, a girl, and absolutely hate most mainstream culture, and they are really forcing it on girls. Magazines such as Girlfriend and Dolly (yes, I'm in Australia) claim to be promoting individuality, when in reality they put popular celebrities on their covers for the sake of getting girls to follow the mainstream. A lot of these same magazines also send negative messages about self-esteem by featuring articles such as "Your Summer Body" when they say they're trying to promote healthy body image. They also provide girls with unrealistic expectations of guys, and a lot of the younger readers can't think for themselves. Most girls my age are growing up too quickly thanks to reading these magazines, but I would rather be having a blast playing video games with my friends than be fingered by some guy, as a reader actually wrote to the sex advice columnist in one issue of Dolly. They also clearly say girls are not allowed to like boys' things, which is completely untrue. Sure, I was teased as a primary schooler for liking 'boy' things such as knights, dragons and Pokemon, but that should not stop girls from liking what they want to. Teen girl magazines are forever saying things such as "what if he likes his stupid medieval fantasy games more than you?" Teen magazines are also the reason why idiots such as Justin Bieber are allowed to be famous...

(Editor's notes: What about being fingered while playing video games? No reason they have to be mutually exclusive. Mariogasm time!)

Zoe
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, March 28, 2011
I think it's COMPLETELY wrong to send that message! :(
sophia
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, December 17, 2010
right i am 13 i reed these mags and i think they are GRATE they dont show stik girls they show normal girls and talk about gossip and have problem paes that tell you what to do it you have fallen out with frinds or want to get the perfict bf and i think you are blaming it on them for nothing and if you dont like what the mags say it is simpal dont reed them !! i tink "shout " english mag . is grate and i am not any differnt form reeding the mag than i was befor !!!!

(Editor's notes: A 13 year old should not be concerned with getting the "perfect BF". At least in my opinion. My concern is not myself reading these magazines, but the millions of children who don't have the mental capacity yet to realize why they shouldn't have the "perfect BF" at age 13.)

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, October 28, 2010
its actually their choicessss! all u dumb girls
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
i think its wrong to think so many teenage girls want to be fake :/ i am turning ffteen and i dont see the issue.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, April 18, 2010
i think that most girls aren't silly enough to change themselves from what they see in a mag im 13 i dont like reading magazines coz its a waste of time and money but if i see a mag lying around i do read it and in the magazines are healthy models with curves and in the advice sections they have helped me out a bit but in the magazines i was reading it always frowns upon sex smoking drugs alcohol but i live in london so i dont know how it is in america but i have read some american mags like j14 n that was so rubbish but i carried on reading it coz it was interesting i dont know how i agree that some girls are being stupid little followers from what they see in a magazine and are becoming very stereotypical and most mags have quizzes on boys and tips on boys but at the moment im focusing on work rather than boys also some magazines such as cosmo have way too much info on sex but that mag is aimed at women also magazines mainly show only white models which really annoy me coz they say how racism is bad but u only see white models in the mags and the hair section is only good for straight hair i have mixed-race and it is really hard to handle but there is no good advice on it.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, April 10, 2010
this is rhidiculous i am a 14 year old and i am doing my course work on this topic and i straight away beleive if you pic up a teen magazine and it will instantly make you feel bad about yourself

(Editor's notes: Only if you have a low self-esteem...which seems to be built in to most teen girls.)

Isabella Marie (the caring)
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
okayokayokay how many of you girls ever looked at a beautiful girl in a magazine and simply thought "wow shes gorgeous" propbily most of you. but wait keep reading, how many of you looked at a girl in a magazine and said "wow shes gorgeous, BUT shes totally FAKE" i think most of us have thhe experience of unserstanding that most of them are airbrushed, computer edited, etc. we understand, but yes it is true some (sadlyy) girls dont. they find the girls that they need to be like them in order to fit in, they need to keep up in order to be liked or loved, the magazines put out that sex is the key to lif, glamourous life, money,makeup, slim bodies, huge boobs. they find themselves doing everything possible to get this (so important) look. they forget their values, or simply push them aside, sometimes you have to let them grow in order to learn or that they need to live, through life, with simple little reminders of wat is wrong, adn wat is not right, and not to hurt themselves and they will grow up to be a responsible adult.
me, myself and I
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I want to know what everyone thinks because i am creating a website on it at school so i would really like to know what you all think about what goes on in teenagers brains when they go changing their life over stupid magazines
barny
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazine
Thursday, January 21, 2010
do teen magazine sends out the wrong message to teenagers?yes or no ?sopport ur answer?
some girl
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, January 18, 2010
i dont agree with it but i am doing a project in ict and i need some information any ideas?
Equity
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, January 08, 2010
i feeel that teen magazines do have a major impact on the way we live our lives. Its not just females that have this effect but also males. From the way we dress, do our hair, makeup, the slang we use, even to the way we smell. Even though I myself am addicted to the gossip from different tween magazines i understand the outcome and way it can change lives. From an innocent picture to an innocent girl feeling as if she is not good enough for " that boy ", to those " group of populars" untill it reaches a point that she is not good enough for the world and must change herself inorder to be worthy enough to surivive in todays society. Even if that means doing things detrimental things to our bodies. It may start with wearing more makeup and could end in puking up our dinners to try and achive the "look" the one shown in magazines and in the media to potentially death, suicide the feeling that we are not worth it and dont meet up to the standard of models in magazines. Why torture young peopleinto thinking that there is this specific " look". People claim that magazines are unharmful and are healthy for teens to read when really its not. Gossip teaches teens that its okay to talk trash about someone else before figuring out the facts. It teaches us that we may pre judge someone. Magazines do more harm then people think, it arises the conflict of being more " stylish " instead of teaching kids to know the real person before having a conclusion of someones true identity by the way they dress.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, October 12, 2009
i'm 14 and about to do a speach on how teen magazines are corrupting our minds. i think girls should be happy with what they have and not be influenced by wha the magazines show, personally me and my friends don't we love the way we are! and this is a great forum really intresting and useful.
Emily
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, June 04, 2009
I'm 17 years old and for many years (since i was like 12) i have read these stupid teen girl magazines, a lot of the time you think to yourself that there is nothing wrong with reading "girlfriend"(Australian) but honestly they are aimed at younger people than myself and that is slightly frightening because they can pressure girls into having sex before they are ready and can make many a girl (even a gorgeous one) feel insecure and unsatisfied with her body. I believe my past sexual conduct has not been entirely due to these magazines, but i certainly think that they didn't help the matter by telling me what is the best contraceptive and 'how to make "it" feel as good for you as "it" does for him' (keep in mind that i was 14 at the time all these thoughts were going through my head). I think that all "teen" magazines should either G-rate their material or up the age you have to be to buy it, no more 12 year olds reading sex columns, it's not right!!!
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Do you think teenage girls are influenced by the media ?
claire
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, March 02, 2009
i dont like the teen mags. they make people want unrealisticbody shapes. i mean, im really really curvy, so should i go shoot myself?
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, October 27, 2008
i am doing a debate on my teenage magazines do more harm then good. I am negative what could i do?
Mollie
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Firstly, to the Editor- you really are underestimating the intelligence of teenagers today. i admit there are some pretty impressionable youth out there, but lets not get carried away. MOST girls are smart enough to know those magazines are full of crap... great forum by the way. i am 17 myself, and find it interesting how these teen magazines are supposedly promoting healthy body image now. they have articles stating how everyone is beautiful with the body they have and to be happy with who they are, but yet you turn the page to find tiny models advertising bikinis. these magazines are so contradictory, that is is no-wonder girls these days are confused about body image. on the rare occasion that i read these shallow magazines, it is for light entertainment. it amazes me that there are girls out there who actually take some of these articles to heart. the wiriters are making huge assumptions and judgements about teenage life, and girls should realise that. there is nothing wrong with reading these magazines, but they should realise that they are not real life. as for the sex issue, well there is no question that young girls are exposed to far too much in the media. girls my age and much younger are reading things like cosmo, which has articles such as "His Full-on Fantasies, no joke, guys actually wanna do this stuff!". how ridiculous is that? do young girls really need to know about "7 Questions that will Change Your Sex Life"? i think not. being exposed to all this innapropriate media forces girls to grow up too quickly, instead of making discoveries at their own pace. it imposes the impression on young girls that having sex is "the norm" in relationships. this puts a lot of pressure on girls, and can cause them to compromise their own values. it also creates expectations from the guys they are with. anyway, there isn't a lot we can do, but girls who actually believe these trashy magazines need to smarten up and make their own choices, not try to conform to the unrealistic stereotype placed upon them. i would be interested in a reply to this comment if you have time..

(Editor's notes: Most people are stupid. Most people lack what's called "critical thinking". Not only because it has not been taught, but also because they are simply not capable of grasping it as a concept.)

Lay Lay
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I think that showing off thin stick models in magazines is fine if we live in Anorexia world, but what about big girls.I always feel as if boys run after thin stick girls and girls want to be like them. But it is not all about looks, when i was younger i used to get bullied about my weight. i hated it , i wanted to kill myself and this was only in primary school. I knew that i had to do something about it so i stoped eating. When my mum would make me packed lunches i`d always stuff them down the bin or if it was dinner time i`d say "oh i`m full i had a really big lunch". I started losing weight and came down to a size 6 and 6st. My mum was really worried after i stated losing weight at size 10. She took me to the docters and said that i suffer from anorexia. My mum was sgattered into peices she started crying. I knew that i didnt want to be like this but people had stoped making fun out of me. I knew i had to put on weight to become more healthier so i did. I started eating three proper meals a day and went regulary to the gym. I am now a healthy size 12 at 9st. I now know never to follow what i see. I hope people out there do to.
Tayla
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'm 14 and do read a few of these teen magazines. I am also doing about teenage magazines for my coursework and found this website while searching for secondary research. I just want to say that not all young girls are complete idiots (i know some are) but the majority of us read the magazines for something to do and the advice is sometimes helpful. I think that most young girls are clever enough to have their own opinion and not be swayed by what is in magazines. Also, i think that most of these magazines are aimed at people 14+ ... Its not the writers fault if 12 year olds get hold of it. That is all =)
Laura
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
HI i'm researching on how media is a powerful tool for shaping teenage minds. i beleave in magazines like the ones you are talking about are changing the way teenagers are behaving and looking. why is that? how can it be stopped? what is in these types of magazines that are doing this?
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Magazines such as Cleo and Cosmopolitan are aimed at an older age group. Although it may portray images of sexuality which may seem overtly sexual it does not necessarily mean it is bad, as it is suitable for an older audience. As individuals we should be able to identify what is appropriate to view/read as it is impossible to erase absolutely every offensive image that is distributed within the media.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, April 07, 2008
In my opinion, I think this world is over reacting just a little bit. I'm not saying that eating disorders or low-self esteem haven't resulted because of these teen magazines, but lighten up about how these magazines are evil and ruin lives. Not every girl sees these magazines and thinks she has to be perfect like these models.That's sterotyping when people think that. I may sigh and think how lucky they are to be that beautiful but I know that pretty much all the pictures in them are airbrushed or totally edited. Everyone complains about these things and yet no one is doing anything to try and stop it. So why complain? Why say that these magazines are hurting you when it's your choice for looking at them and your choice for posting a blog like this instead of sending something to an Editor in Chief at a teen magazine. You dont have to read it if you dont want. They can be fun and actually give you great advice. The fashion tips and the tricks to help you flirt are just something to read about. It's a girl's choice to take the advice or not. Magazines are actually getting better. Just because the cover is of a beautiful person doesn't mean the entire magazine is filled with skinny busty girls. I hope to work for a teen magazine and write to help teen girls. The writers aren't there to tell the girl who to be. They really do want to help. They are just realizing that the world is changing and teen girls are growing up so it's time to talk about grown up things to make sure they are safe and they understand, not to promote it. As I said, it's the girl's choice. Things are changing and not just because of media or these magazines. So if you have a problem with these magazines, write to them, not this. Do something about it instead of complaining.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, March 09, 2008
The fact is that nowadays the media has a lot of contral over teens lifes. The media only puts skiny girls on their covers and give advise for sex!!!!!! what is that all about. But the real problem is that teens are actually reading those magazines and leting those magazines contral their lives. i have a 14 year old sister who tried to read the cosmo magazine and i explained to her that she can't read it because of the rong advise in the magazines. i explined to her what it had so she does not go behin my back and reads it. and when she has any questions i answer all of her questions because its better if you tell teens the true because when you don't that's when they go an dget the rong info prom people or magazines.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I think kids in the next few generations are getting worse and worse...when I was 12 or 13 I don't ever remember thinking about sex or loosing weight or finding a boyfriend or anything like that, but maybe it was just me and my friends who weren't normal. All I know is that kids are growing up fast and it's a HUGE problem when 13 year old girls look in the mirror and are worried about getting fat. It all stems from how their parents self-esteem is and who they surround themselves with. You cannot find a magazine on the self today that doesn't have some article about loosing weight, diets or exercise programs to get a better body. I'm not saying it's not important to be healthy but I think at a certain age it's a little inappropriate. Parents need to step up and learn about what's going on in their children's lives.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, January 25, 2008
the truth must be sayed what teens are turning into
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, January 25, 2008
Hey guys this is really good stuff for me im currently doing my dissertation in tthis exact subject... well how teen mags are sexualising/sexing up our children if anyone has any other thoughts for ar against the comment then it would be great if you could post them on ere.....
Brooke101
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, January 18, 2008
WOW!!! this is one weird page i have never read anyhting like it, but I hate how they never put normal people in these magazines. when i look at my magazines i just want to scream at the fact that i dont see any one norMAL for once could they not put those stick girls that dont have anything better to do than do to the bathroom and throw up.
beth
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, January 11, 2008
Im 15 an honsetly have many opinions on this, i think that girls magazines are sending out a wrong image, so many girls i know have eating disorders one of which is now in hospital isolated from everyone whilst she beats anorexia, its all been caused by this stupid size 0 thing going on! now girls think they can only be pretty if they are caked in make up thin blonde and have big boobs. To be honest with you media and magazines have ruind my confidence, im well built and i wouldnt say im fat just what average should be and all the time i get comments about how i should loose weight. People get so obsessed now and cant leave the house without make up, people have started loosing their virginity young now it isnt now a special thing no girls want to wait till they are with the one, its stupid. all magazines promote now is slim pretty girls they dont show ones with curzes we dont see people with teenage spots or greasy hair i think its quite scary the way people arnt happy with themselves anymore the way that girls my age feel they have to wear revealing clothes and have big boobs to get a guy. x
Meegg<3
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, December 09, 2007
They are stupid, i mean they're all advertising nowadys, they always show skinny white girls and they suggest that all girls should be like that and they take away a persons individuality. I mean you never see sporty or smart girls in them just "pretty" fashion-obsesse ones,
your kidding right !
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, December 03, 2007
this is weird and gay ! magazines, dont influence you, its your shoice to follow them or not. so ""To The Yeah"" with that !
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I agree that teen magazines are very disturbing... First of all most of the girls that are reading those magizines are using them like a bible, hoping it will tell them how they are supposed to live their life. These girls want some one to give them an idenitity. It is very sad and the reason i know this is because I used to be the same way, but then I found Christ and I find my idenitity in him. Honestly the main topic of those magizine is sex and how to get a boy to like you. Sex is something that should be shared between a man and a woman in marriage. I know most of you don't care but for the girls out there take a hold of your life and live it for something real...
anonymous May 07 poster
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Just passing through again, and I'm totally astounded to hear that several people who have posted messages have been calling and labelling young girls and teenagers "stupid", and questionning their intelligence, simply because they read magazines. Yes, there are so many issues with our youth (which I am part of, being a teenager myself) that need to be addressed and dealt with. I just don't understand how people can sit there and state that the unrealistic, stick thin, model images being plastered in magazines are destroying the confidence of young girls and altering their priorities, yet they then turn around and suggest that these teen girls are adhering to these magazines and aiming to conform to this "idealism" because they are "stupid". Calling them stupid, doubting their intelligence, and setting them apart from the older generation isn't exactly going to boost their confidence either, is it? Calling teen girls dumb or mislead for reading these magazines will just push them further and further away from what you want to achieve. It is not their fault that they have grown up in the society we live in... it is everybody's fault. We need to stop blaming people: blaming magazines, blaming the teen girls reading them, blaming celebrities, blaming models... it's not going to get us anywhere! We just need to work together, open our eyes, and start making changes. You can sit there and say that a desk is broken, but it won't fix itself. =]
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
As I read the comments by the younger girls, it is obvious that the media has achieved their goal in blinding these girls of reality. Instead of focusing on how to looe weight, what clothers to wear and what trends are in. Why is it that no magazines aimed at the younger female population encourage education. It shows a lack of confidence by society that women are only interested in beauty and commoditities and lack the knowledge and passion to actually think more than just on looking good. It is a cycle... these girls that believe that there is no harm and no influence by mag''s and the media are sadly blind but will come to realize later on that in fact all along have been blindly allowing to be influenced by companies that only care about how many millions they make.
shevon
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, October 06, 2007
hey wats up?. I think what will make a good teen magazine is if you include things which teen enjoy such as music, tv shows, gossips, make up, beauty etc. I am making a magazine too and omg i dont even know what i gonna call it. holla back at me!
Ashie!
it depends
Sunday, September 16, 2007
They pretty much all say - wait till your ready in the matter of sex. I'm not that sure where I stand on the matter, I'm 15 & I read Dolly and Girlfriend (AUS) magazines every so often. I guess it's good to get girls reading & they do have a lot of valid points. However, I think that teen mags sould be for teens, not some 12 year old that is sick of waiting for her sex ed class to find out about things. I first bought one when I was 13 & it really isn't all about sex, there is a sealed section for that bit though.
Nintenpuppy
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I think that this will set a bad role model for teen girls especially young girls around 11. Plus, I don't think anyone could be soo skinny like that.
anonymous nicole k
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
wel i just got my first Shout mag. and im 11 years old i waz actully quit nervous about askin my mam because i thought she might look through it and i didnt really get the talk if you know what i mean? but i did it and it waz the best eva and sometimes people had the same qestoins and ans.
Ashley Jones
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, August 26, 2007
i think that this is awsum website, and one of the first ive seen that actually admits that this is a serious issue, that is controlling teens today. i am 15 years old myself and im struggling to find information on the negative influence that teen mags have upon teens today. i was just wondering if you could please send me some sources or information about this issue. its for my school assignment, and im trying to raise awarness to my fellow peers about the dangerous impacts that are hidden within teen mags. i agree completely with your point of veiw, and think that we should act, because at the moment the next generation, the future of our world, are robotic, materialistic teenagers that are under the influence of hypnotic magazines, which are encourging them to have unrealistic weight, and to have sexual relations at an young age! please reply asap. thankyou
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I really think this is only a small portion of the problem its the whole world, people are losing morals and starting to thro aside the bible(or anything that teaches u good things or is worth reading) and they all seem to think well were just gunna rot in the ground so mines well live it up when were alive , have one night stands get pissed every weekend when ur fourteen, do drugs, through up to get skinny, be a bitch, a slut, and on and on, the only things magazines do is help the world think the disaster its leading to is all ok so lets get some new nailpolish. its crazy what people think today i see such shallow people everyday at school and i pity them i just found out my friend cries herself to sleep at night because people call her fat and she feels fat and she has a shitty homelife, and wats hilarious is the only thing that comes out of peoples mouths when they look in a mirror now is im fat, what duz it even matter, go for a jog if u want try to be healthy but dont let the imaginary plastic ways of living become your life and i no for a fact that reading those cheesy girl magazines will make you that way, and how they judge what celebrities wore to the last red carpet crap. , i meen i just cannot beleive how sick that is that just leads people to become more shallow and judge people from the outside which causes hurt and pain and suicide and kids like my friend having to fricken cry themselves to sleep at night over something that dusnt even matter.and do you think the people that write that junk give a damn about you, no they dont they want your money because they are also self absorbed, ignorant people, and its sick how they target helpless little young girls trying to mature and grow up and trying to find out who they are find and they find themselves reading elle magazine on tips how to lose weight, did the bible ever say lose weight or your going to hell, no but seventeen does and it also talks about looking up to celebrities like paris hilton and nicole ritchie who have no guidance all the money they want, get to do drugs, go to clubs, be promiscuous, and be self absorbed and self centered people and girls think its okay to idolize them and strive to be skanky actresses like them, why not idolize a docter who maybe the one who saves your life one day but oh oops of course not he/she dusnt wear chanel so mines well not. teen magazines are an issue but its the whole world, we are searching for something out of material things, which teen girl magazines help to make us beleive, but no matter how many piles of tank tops you search through your never gonna find self acheivement, love, hope, and peace. you'll never find real things , things that matter, you will get to look back at your life and your closet maybe full but your soul will be empty
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, August 19, 2007
i realy think most ov those r actuly quite pathetic bt i read dolly and i dnt take most ov it seriously i mean come on get ova paris hilton and those otha stick figures!!! b happy wit who u r!!!
karlee
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
In magazines Hollywood celebrities are presented as role models and suggesting that readers can base their behavior around them. In one magazine thereís advice on Celeb style you mostly want: Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan. I donít think these celebs are the greatest people to look up to, at all. They show paris Hilton looking her best in a pretty little dress and cute shoes.. but I donít see any pictures of her in handcuffs with mascara smearing down her face because they caught drunk driving or I donít see a picture of Lindsay Lohan without any make up on because she just got out of rehab. its realy sad that girls look up to people like them.
anonymous
Names for teen girl magazines
Monday, August 13, 2007
I think a good name for a magazine would be like sixteen but only if thats the age your aiming for
Angel
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, June 25, 2007
Well first off, I am 12 years old. Pretty young, eh? Yes, I am young, but I am not stupid. Where I reside, almost everybody I know reads teen magazines. And you know what? They totally APPLY the magazine, to their LIFE. They begin to act different than usual, and less sane. I used to read some magazines for no apparent reason, only to find that the content of these magazines were about looking 'hot' or winning your 'man'. I seriously think that teen magazines are unnecessary for a young girl to live by. They should be living by rules that hepl their life and most importantly FUTURE benefit positively; And that doesn't involve in being an expert flirter. But, if you are smart enough, I think it is up to the consumer herself to decide if these teen magazines really are something they need to 'survive' they're teenage life.
Nessa
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, June 18, 2007
i think that teen magazins shouldn't be sold to teens because it has bad things in it like bad pics or info that teens shouldn't know about and it makes teens want to be skiny like a stick and they don't even have muscles all they have is bones and skin everybody is perfect the way they r they should ither not sell the mags,sell them to people thats around 23 years old or just put things on that make people feel good about them self insted of making them feel bad cause i am doing a debating thing at school and i am doing a debait of teen magazins(negative) and i want to know if some one could send me some info heres my email adress beautifultati2006@hotmail.com thanx
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Hey:) i'm doing a report on the disturbing trend of women chasing the stick-thin dream, hopefully to educate women and help them fight this repression of their own bodies and minds. Does anyone have some points of note related to this topic or any idea who/what started this trend? Your help will be greatly appreciated :)
stef
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
i agree i useed to buy them ..girlfriend ,dolly and 1 day i just relised that half the magazine was adds n the other half thin girls wearing -fashionable- clothes... and i thought -i dont even care bout most of the stuff in these!?!?!?- and i have never bought 1 since. but on the other hand they have some good real stories.. but thats like 2-4 pages out of... how many!?!?! sorri dolly and girlfriend but i am not impressed
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
i totally agree with anonymous May 07! i'm 15, and generally the mags are ok, there are bigger issues, but there's a fine line between reading them for a laugh and using them as a 'bible' as someone mentioned, also there are a certain few teen mags that are just total crap.. so it's a tough one.. where to draw the line? some mags have overstepped the boundaries.. but i dont think it's fair to group all teen mags together.. they're not all the same!! even though from the cover they look the same as the decent ones, which is a bit scary.. but the messages they promote are out of order - the editors know their target age group - and it depresses me that they are so irresbonsibe and careless about the material in them.. read a certain way they just give out a totally innappropriate message - and it does have an influence - trust me.. i wont go into details, but certain girls i know.. :S and the thing is it is obvious that the magasines have directly had an influence some of the rate, mate or date things are horrible because they print pictures of girls and get a panel of lads to judge whether they're hot or not.. i mean for the girls who sent those pics it can be devestrating to be told things like 'she looks like she's dead boring and wouldnt be much fun' or even things like 'she's got too much lipstick and looks like an overdone barbie doll.. no way!' ok there're not exactly saying x-rated comments.. but all the same.. it's hurtful, i mean the mags say things about make-up styles and wear bright lippy etc... and then these girls try and change their style and get slated.. and then it is published for the whole world to see! that's what gets me... it can really undermine confidence.. and it just proves how superficial it is to judge people by their looks also i think it's wrong how black people dont get featured much, and they dont say much about racism compared to other issues like bullying or eating sisorders.. i think racism is just as big an issue and shouldnt be ignored anyway sorry about rambling!! i'd like to hear people's responses.. it hink it's a really interesting debate here also i really feel strongly about the comment about black people featuring in mags is true.. i mean it's just wrong that in this open accepting society people dont
anonymous
Influences on teenage girls
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Now days, teenage girls are seeing these outrageously skinny models in magazines, billboards and on television. These girls suddenly think I have to be that skinny. Models should be a regular and healthy size unlike some of the disgracefully thin models today. When teenage girls see these models they start skipping meals and trying to be as thin as these models. This is not good for their body and it is not healthy at all. If they want to be thinner they should eat healthier and exercise but not too much so it becomes an addiction. Skinny Models are not a good role model for young teenagers. Skinny models advertising clothes is ridiculous. Girls need to know that being skinny isn't everything. When we hear of girls dying of starvation or lying in a hospital bed for weeks it puts pressure on us to be skinnier than we are. The media should think about what their doing before they go and brain wash young tennage girls.
kim
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
i agree that teenage girl magazines are disturbing because you look at the models and you think y atent i that pretty and u try everything to look like them also people that already hate their body it make them 10 times more depressed i also think size 0 models should be banned becasue it not pretty being that skinny and the people that are still letting them model should stop because them being pretty is killing them.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, May 19, 2007
I am actually doing a psychology project on what it is about magazines that attract teenage girls. I found that mainly it is all gender schema related.
monica
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, May 14, 2007
i agree with the "it's not that bad girl." You're 11 years old, don't worry about having your first kiss. Maybe you should talk to your parents or your guardians about it before. Just to see if they would be okay with it so you don't feel so guilty if you do it. I'm not telling you to, of course not; I don't have that right. But see what your parents/guardians say. Message back so I know how it went. Have fun at your disco dance!!
Cool MAtt
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, May 14, 2007
Yeah,just do what you think is right and these choices will afect your future. TAlk to your parents about any questions that you have because they probally had to have gone through the same troubles that you have gone through. See what they say, and the descion upon them is for your future. GOOD LUCK
kiki
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, May 14, 2007
hey i think we need sum black ladies in teen magazines..not just black but hispanics too.....it jus seems not vry fair tht we(meaning minorities) dnt get enough SHOWTIME whereas caucasian women always get on the magazine covers when black and hispanic gurls hav more curves so we would look better.....and we onli get on the covers of Ebony,and Jet Black but hav u evr seen us on the cover of cosmogirl or seventeen??or evn in the pages?? well thts all i hav to say...thanx!!!!!!DUECES[kiki]
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, May 07, 2007
I landed in this forum, and found this debate quite interesting. I am a teenage girl, and although I agree with some of the things you are saying, others I don't. If you open up most of the teen magazines such as Bliss, Cosmogirl and Shout now-a-days, most of the messages being sent out to young people are actually quite positive. There are now many featured articles being used in these magazines informing teens about our environment and the risk of greenhouses gases, how we can help charities, how celebrities have their faults too and their strengths, how we can reach our dreams and boost our self confidence. Revision tips and easing exam stress are often included too, some teenagers need these factors implemented into their lifestyle and magazines are a modern and more 'fun' way of targeting teenagers. I do agree with what you are saying, sometimes magazines do include 'Dress to impress' articles and such of this kind, but the brutal fact is that sometimes, we ARE judged by what we look like, and young girls are growing up and experiencing physical and mental changes. Girls want to know how to look good, not neccessarily because they want to 'pull' boys and not neccessarily because of any sexual related reasons, but just so they can feel good about themselves. Yes, it is important that teen girls know that looks aren't everything, but magazines do labour this point quite often. We know this, but despite the fact, we still want to present ourselves, we are growing up and boys ARE part of our lives. Although it is DEFINITELY not good for teenage girls to be having sex with boys or 'pulling' boys at a young age, it is good for us to be interacting with the male gender. 'Flirting tips' aren't there to encourage us to be full-on snogging any boy in sight, but more to give us the confidence to approach boys in a more attractive way. I think it's so much better to be open about these subjects than to avoid them, whether flirting tips and tips to impress boys were featured in magazines or not, girls would still think about them. It's better we begin to learn now how to act around boys, smiling, good posture, being yourself, rather than approacing these aspects in the wrong way. At our age, relationships with boys aren't serious, we're just after a bit of fun, a taste of the world ahead, which will be much more beneficial in the long run. It's better we cry when we break up with our boyfriends and learn how to move on now, otherwise, if we landed in serious relationships in the future with no past experience, we could end up heartbroken or making mistakes. And although I agree that some images may have subconscious influences on teenage girls, I also think that there are lots of good things about magazines. What about the teens who have noone to turn to, who don't have a close relationships with their parents, or have lost close relatives? Who are being bullied and can't tell anyone? Problem pages allow teen girls to open up and seek friendly advice, much like you find in agony aunt collumns, but more suited for our age. We read anonymous problems and true stories and develop an understanding of other's emotions, and the way that actually, feelings that might initially feel strange and new to us are being felt by others too. We are not alone. There are many other teenagers who feel self conscious of their bodies, have never kissed a guy, get spots, etc. And we discover the amount of people our age who are in much worse situations- those who have tried sunbeds and overcome cancer because of this, those who are pregnant at just 16, etc. We learn about other people our age in such awful situations which can often be a fantastic way of warning other teenage girls the effects of our actions. Often feature at the end of articles are tips on how to stay safe in situations and numbers you can call for help. Yes, I agree, that perhaps the media is having an infleunce, it does feel that these days everything is centred around looks. But I don't think this is mainly or just encouraged by teen-girl mags. Most of the girls I know who are 'conforming to stereotypes' or 'bad habbits' actually read women's magazines and not teen-girl magazines, perhaps in an attempt to try and be more 'mature'? I think that the 'weight loss' articles in women's magazines and the detailed information on people's sex lives are more of a worry than teen-girl magazines, which are in fact informing young girls on how stick thin celebrities and faddy diets aren't cool. I don't think teen magazines should have so much 'Be cool' advice or 'Make yourselves look pretty'. But at the end of the day, these people are just doing their jobs, appealing to the young audience whilst also sending out important messages- it's not easy. Parents should be confronted more on these issues than the editors of magazines, it is vital that young people can talk to their parents, it is vital that parents are aware of whats happening in their children's lives, it is vital that parents know what information their teenagers should be receiving. People want what they can't get- safeguarding teenagers from 'sex' and 'celebrity gossip' could just spark off more curiosity. It's important we learn about these things, but in the right way, young people are having issues today not because of magazines but because of friends, peer pressure, everyone wants to fit in, to look like your best friend, etc. Schools, parents, everyone, should offer support and should help develop individuality, the media is influenced by what happens in our lives and in celeb lives. We can all make changes. Sitting and ranting about the poor effects of the media isn't going to change things, we should be making teenagers aware of the truth, treating them like adults, helping to discourage naivity and arrogance. Puberty means that teen girls want to look great, want to have a boyfriend, want to have fun, so let this happen. I think sometimes boundaries are crossed because guidelines aren't clear, the youth feel that the older generation don't care about them or condescend them. It's important that everyone can seek inspirational words of wisdom and advice from people who care about them, and it's important that when we're taught about being individual and sex education, etc. it's done in a much more suitable way- make it fun, make it interesting, and make it hard-hitting. Everyone needs someone there for them. I don't think it's fair to blame teen-girl magazines for the influences that the whole media and actually, peers and older generations are also creating. Cast your mind back to when you were young... how did you feel? Curious, alone, confused, excited, wild, patronised... these are all dangerous but common emotions, before we try to cast blame and deal with them, we need to understand them.
its not that bad
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, May 03, 2007
i mean im only 11 yea i read some of these mags but me and my m8s talk bout them and say how stupid they are and only one of my m8s has ever pashed but they went out for a year first and im the youngest one in my class most girls are 12-13.i mean i never even had i first kiss and i only had my first hug this year me and my bf just talk and share secerts and sometimes hug but we like dont go to the movies on our own or somethin . also i have never even thought bout havin sex so why all the probs you just miss jugin us girls but see this in nz not uk and all us gir;s have open talks with our mums my big bro 18 he popular but he not have like partys were people pash or somethin he nevr even like have sex um also my school disco comin up and i dont wnt to kiss my bf yet even we been goin out 4 2 months wat should i do ???
nicole
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
im doing coursework on teenage girls magazine and if they are a gopod or bad ifluence. but i dont really know bcease i love to read those magazines myself.... i dont like the fact that all you see in magazines these days are young stick skin girls... when we really want to see girls of all sizes with real thoughts and fellings...
bailey
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
sha'll i ask what this is about and i think that people should stop talking about other people's bizz but the stars and how they do things make other people want to do the same
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
i think that the media is bad but i like the magazines
anoymous
Dolly and Girlfriend
Friday, April 27, 2007
Hey i'm 11 and i don't know what age u should read dolly? it is really weird. they say get skinny when u should'nt. i like girlfriend better then dolly. dolly always talks about sti's its so anying! were girlfriends better. my sister is 8 and she wants to read them but if u want to read them u have to know about sex or your in for a huge shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mandah
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, April 27, 2007
There are so many magazines out in the world and the most popular and most over used are Teen Magazines. We have Glamour, People, Seventeen, Cosmo Girl, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Teen People, and a lot more. You see these magazines everywhere, in Grocery Stores, Airports, Malls, and you even have people coming to your doorstep trying to sell them for fundraising. We see them everyday, and they are all fighting for the number one selling tittle. Do we really think that everything written in the magazine is true? Editors and the writers of Magazine Companies will do just about any thing to get involved with Celebritiesí lives. They want their stories to be the best, the most juiciest, and of the course the most believable. I use to read all those Magazines growing up, but unlike a lot of other naive girls they havenít got their head wrapped around the concept yet. The plain and simple honesty is that these magazines are pitiful. People who are the editors of magazines obviously dont have a life. They use all their time telling us teens whats in and whats out, what men like, and snooping around in other people lives. These magazines dont just effect tennagers, They effect famous stars lives. I mean if you dont know whats going on then keep your words to yourself, because once you write it you can never erase...especially if its written down in ink for the whole dang world to read. Anways maybe I am just crazy...I just think they are lame and why I am wasting my time going off about something as stupist as this? Maybe because hopefully one of those Naive girls will check this out and realize the reality of it. Dang, live your life the way you want it because guess what? Your hot if your real. And by real I mean following your heart not your head.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, April 21, 2007
i think these magizines are just fine they dont bother me in fact i get 4-5 a month
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I think that people can choose to read a magazine and if you have low self esteem then dont!!!! They are not forcing their oppinion onto you so what is the problem?
vanessa
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I was realy into teen magz... no wait, i basically owned every copy of 5 different magazines since i was 12. I spent so much money (much to my regret) on stupid subscriptions. But now, at the age of 18, i realise that like many other girls i dint only use the magazines to read up on goss, enter competitions or see the latest fashion, i used the "be cool" advice as a bible. its so stupid
Mel
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, March 04, 2007
I am 15 years old and started reading Girlfriend magazine when I was 11, Dolly when I was 12. I have every single issue from April 2003 and February 2004 respectively, to January 2007. I had subscriptions bought for me as presents, and hadn't actually liked the magazines for a year and a half, but alas, they just kept on coming. To say it is the magazines that solely influence teen girls is a broad generalization that I personally find insulting. I've never had sex, I've never even had a boyfriend. I don't wear slutty clothing, although I guess I went through the typical Year 6 phase like most girls of loving lipgloss etc. The magazines contain messages that aren't too savoury, but I don't feel I was negatively impacted by being exposed to them at a young age. I look back now and think, wow I really was young, but it hasn't done me any harm! I love the show The OC, but also have an interest in current events and politics, and read the newspaper pretty much every day. I like celebrity gossip, but I also am very interested in the media in general, from a critical perspective. These magazines portray life to be different to how it actually is, but for a teen girl to actually believe it would take a large amount of self-doubt and lack of intelligence. I do however believe they have changed a lot in the past few years, based on back issues people have given me from 1998-2002. What were you like when you were a teenager? How has it impacted your life today?
tracey brennan
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, March 04, 2007
why teenage magazines promote dangerous fad diets
Mystere
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, March 02, 2007
Alright, I am thirteen years of age, and I think magazines for teenage girls are mixed up and messed up. They do have some good advice, and some good reads, but often, they also have bad advice that no one my age should be reading. I do have another problem. A lot of people seem to assume it's simply magazines. IT's definetly not. TV, movies, parents, even books are pouring out horrid ideas and such to girls who are far too young. When I was younger, I was molested, and my mom wouldn't believe me, and told me it was horrible that I could learn these sort of things at school! That's the effect this has! Parents assume that all the problems stem from magazines and such, when they all don't, but quite a few do. It's such a mixed up subject, I can hardly say everything I feel here. Now, I've got confidence, after becoming a belly dancer, and I'm much happier. I live with my dad, and life is good here, and for that I'm happy. Seriously, though, magazines need to rethink who they are selling to. The ages on which "teenage" magazines are based on are no longer teenaged even . Twevle years old, is not a teen. If you're going to put out a teenage magazine, put it out with the right age group in mind, with the right subjects, for the right group. And we need to reform as a society, and stop people from allowing this to happen. Society may be in the twentyfirst century, but that doesn't make a twelve year old thinking she's fat, and needs to sleep with a different guy every night riight. Sorry about the long rant. Just annoyed at some of these comments! Mystere
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, February 22, 2007
i am 15 yeaes old and i think that the fashion magazines nowadays are a bad influence on the public but we can't really do a thing about it because the fashion industry won't change their minds on what they think looks good so we can't really do anything about it unless they would want to change the ideal look for models... skinny is in, in their eyes
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
First of all I'd like to start out that I am a fourteen-year old teen and yes i do often give in to the temptation of buying teen magazines. I am writing this because I am currently finishing up an essay on "Are Teen Magazines A Negative Influence on Girls". And I just wanted to express my opinions on the topic. First off, I'd like to say yes magazines CAN be a negative influence. However, I feel only those who are intelligeant enough, will read them and not take it in a negative way. I do enjoy reading teen magazines, and yes some of the stuff published is garbage, but I find articles on real-life stories, highly interesting. I feel when girls do take magazines "seriously" and believe that they could look like the airbrushed twig-like models that they need to realize that its just a magazine, and its written for our enjoyment. I still continue to read my magazines, as I find it entertaining, but I have come to the realization not to fall for false advertising.

(Editor's notes: But keep in mind that most of the people reading these magazines are NOT intelligent enough to separate what is written from reality.)

stephanie
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
hey im doing a paper onthe effects fashion magazines have on teenage girls so if you guys have any commments, opions or info email me at (email removed)
anonxxxymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, February 19, 2007
well am a 14 yr old girl i believe that sme ov u guy r right but da rest r wrng soo ppl get a lyf let us read wt we wnt :D

(Editor's notes: What?)

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, February 17, 2007
well is that so bad??? I mean i've been reading this certain magizine GL and it's very good for young girls.
shelby
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I was reading over a couple of other peoples comments and i found one girls who said that these magazines dont hurt anyone? i have to say i disagree one hundred and fifty percent with that one. These magazines portray to be a gorgeous girl you have to be stick thin and have a perfect flawless face. Im pretty sure 90% of all girls bulemia or anorexia problems are because of teen girl magazines and how they severly damage girls self esteem levels. So you tell me how that doesnt hurt anyone? a 14 year old dieting? like please tell me you see something wrong with that guh some people are so oblivious its sad.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I agree! That's why Teen Trend Magazine was created. Have you read it? Visit www.teentrendmagazine.com
Macy
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
At my school my friend and I have a project on how the media affects the minds of teenage girls. my opinion is that the media percives the actors and models as perfect. But truthfully they look sickly and way TOOOO skinny. this is what we have learned through our project
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Teen mags get slightly disturbing due to the influences the models and content that is published because it makes girls become paranoid or self concious. It gets quite upsetting. My 9 year old sister is starting to look at magazines with size zero models and starts thinking that she's fat. Magazines get quite disturbing
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Yeah... well.. lets see. I kind of understand what your saying about the whole disturbing aspect of this all, but im half and half on this issue. Im doing a research paper right now about "Mass Media" and im using magazines as an example. And i recently turned in my research paper and got it back beacuse i didnt get such a good grade on it because i was being completely BIASED about it all. And honestly, i never really looked at it that way because i honestly thought i had an open mind about it. THEN i started to do all my research about it, and figured that even though they have all this stuff int he magaznies about HOW TOOs and styles, and celebrity stuff, its better than having NOTHING about it, and going out and experiencing by them selves. You never know.. teens may not know ANYTHING without the help of the magazines. Mayb they turn to these magazines for advice because they are too afraid to ask their mom or dad, or friend. Its a less embarrasing way to look at it. And plus, i know there are some magazines that talk about some stuff that are DEFINITLY not age appropriate, but most stores don't let YOUNG teens purchase certain magazines untill their a certain age. those are the ones with the GORRY details. So i dont know what else to say about this. Because i totally understand where your coming from, but then again you should look at both sides of the spectrum. I ended up doing that, and it gives you a little more undersanding as to WHY they do such things. SO if you wanna respond ill be more than happy to hear what you need to say. But yeah, just look at if from both sides.

(Editor's notes: I'm all for magazines and teen publications giving good advice, but telling 12 year old girls how to make out is not good advice. Will they discover it on their own? Sure! We all did! It's part of growing up. The real issue is the image that these publications present to those who do not have the mental capacity to judge the line for themselves (ie. most people).)

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, November 13, 2006
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anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, November 13, 2006
i fully agree with the write. I'm a 16 year old girl and I can honestly say that i have only read a handful of these "teen magazines" and i have been shocked by some of the content. For example, a friend of mine handed me an old issue of Cosmo Girl and told me to read the article entitled "5 kisses to WOW Him" or something similar. It described five kisses that you could use to WOW your boyfriend. What ever happen to just a kiss? Now its been turned into a "please your man THING!" Honestly, where's the mystery and expiramentation in reading a magazine article? friends of mine ask me all the time "So what magazines do you get" and i answer them completely "I get Horse Illistated and Perfect Horse". I have self respect for myself, and I really wish other girls would too.
LOGAN HALL COLEMAN
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, November 10, 2006
RAWR. READ THIS. teen girl s should not look up to these what we like to feel as perfect women. i want to see real people in all these magazines not specififcly seleced models. i mean cmon.
midnight
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, November 06, 2006
i've noticed that alot of girls my age have insecurities becase of the media, and so i'm starting a pro-women newspaper/pamphlet thing so if u guys know any good sites or have good advice please e-mail me at midnight_owl5@hotmail.com thx
anonymous
celebs in magazines
Friday, November 03, 2006
i am doing a reaserch topic about the influence celebrities have on the youth from what we read in magazines . i just wanted to know what you guys think .do they influnce the way we dress or act . contact me on kirthy68@yahoo.com
KJ
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, October 13, 2006
Just a thought for you younger teenagers who feel a little different--I am forty and I cried when I read an issue of New Moon. If only they'd had that when I was a young teen, I would have felt I had allies. So there is hope, and there are good mags available. Just weed out the junk, and follow your dreams.
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, September 21, 2006
All of the girls in the magazines are photodhopped anyway. Everything inside them is fake right down to the the white teeth and false nails. Miahhooo
chris baldwin
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, August 26, 2006
wow - popular page being a teenage guy of the smarter sort, the ideals that most chick magazines show are far too good to be true - but that dosent stop their audience from trying the age and frequency that these teenagers talk sex within their groups... "oh i gave a guy head on the weekend" or "cassie had 3 guys all over her last night" is all they ever seem to talk about. I bet half these are stories that they've made up, but there really is no need - especially when these are coming from the mouths of 12 - 14 y.o.'s and no offence to women, but where are these girls going to end up if magazines are saying that this is the norm? give it a couple of more years and there will be a big rise in the prostitution industry, cause that's all they've got looking for them tis just too sad
Carol
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I agree with 'disable'. But it's not only girl's magazines, it's the TV, Billboards and radio all affect a young girl's mind. Often there's a double standard too. We think it's o.k. for us (women / adults) to watch or read this stuff, but not teenage girls. Well who's gonna be their role model? We need to start by remembering that women are not sex objects and sexiness does not = love, then try and encourage our younger friends to value themselves higher and not pay for or read or accept this rubbish!
Lauren
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
There is no PROPER way to tell girls how to have sex.

(Editor's note: Sure there is: doggie style! Sorry, couldn't resist...)

josh jahr
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, August 07, 2006
Some of them advocate sex by telling anyone that buys them ways to have sex and thats not right if a minor reads these things .I mean these things should have an age limit on who can buy them.

(Editor's note: Just providing information does not mean they are advocating something. In fact I think it's a great idea that this information be given, but it must be given in the proper way...)

stotty
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, July 31, 2006
what is so wrong with teen girl magazines
Kayla
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
This page has been around for over 2 1/2 years... good topic, but it seems to be going in circles. I just wanted to comment that when I was a teen girl, I didn't enjoy those magazines. They didn't apply to my life at the time; I didn't wear makeup or date or even care about fashion when I was younger. But now, as a dance teacher, I see many younger girls influenced by these "ideals". While it bothers me that such superficial garbage (which it is, for the most part) is so popular among teens, you can't lay all the blame on the media companies. We all tend to blame them (the big THEM with all the money), but girls choose to read these articles, and parents choose to let them, and convenience stores choose to sell them. For me, the highlight of the mags when I was younger was the music information... and the colours! To my less-than-cultured eye, flashy colours with popping graphics were artsy and cool. And hey, they have quizzes! I did read a few of those mags, and bought a couple. I may not have enjoyed them, but my friends did and I wanted to relate. But it was too much money and work to do so. My friends were not stupid. I dislike how people have commented "if those girls had half a brain..." because they DO! In fact, they have two halves. But sometimes, when going through adolescence, girls will try to fit in any way possible, and fashion and sex lingo and boy bands are easy ways to align yourself properly. Hell, even I bought a couple of those mags. Luckily, though, I was able to find friends who didn't care if I had last month's hair or was socially inept. Those who read these mags may not be so lucky. But they are just as intelligent as you or me, and I don't think you're boosting their self-esteem by telling them that buying those magazines means that they're stupid. Okay, so I posted more than I meant to... [end rant]
ashlyee
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
its not that i dont like Magazines but sometimes they give people the wrong message. For instance , to be stick thin so you look like everyone else, were all unique, why not show it and look different from these girls in Magazines. Its way easier said than done, b ut being yourself will probably get you the farthest in life, no matter who you are, be proud and dont follow in the foot steps of people you dont even know. At least have a role modle worth telling about not sticks in Magazines
me
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
yah...im not big on magazines in general but most of them are not that dangerous. I have to agree that 13 year olds don't need sex tips but parents and gaurdians need to take responsibility aswell. If these teen girls were taught confidence and proper self image and had half a brain..they would know that not everything they read is true or appropriate.
ihaveabetterlifethanU
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Get a life. Some magazines may be "Disturbing" to U but not to other people. I think twist is an awesome mag. At least read the article and try to understand what they are saying and why the publish it before you say it is disturbing, you stupid teenybopper idiots. ~*Screw You ALL*~

(Editor's note: Teenybopper? I'm 26! And I assure you, I have a full and productive life...)

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
you know ***Bek*** emos are actually in the fashion now...everyone is now emo wannabes with skinny jeans and that fringe hair etc.
tori
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
i think that mags now judge girls on there appearences instead of how they think and that not all thin people are perfect everybody has something diffent about them that is special and orignal
Teenager
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, June 17, 2006
I feel that these magazines aren't bad for us. Just becasue their are thin models doesn't mean there anorexic or anything! I mean, just becasue there are some magazines that say "Ways to Please Your Man" doesn't mean all of these magazines have stuff like that in them. These magazines DO have celebrity gossip, but they aren't pumping bad garbage into our minds. To me, these magazines are just... FUN to read. Like GL, it tells about "weighing in". Which means that their is an article about girls becoming anorexic and how dangerous it is. So not all mag's are bad. Maybe just a couple of them. Celebrities are some of our role models. We want to have our own personal trainer, makeup artist, beautiful house, tv show, or radio hit! I mean, we look up to these people. It's fun to read about girls who have chased their dreams and have succeeded at it. That's my opinion on this whole thing.
roseanne
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, June 16, 2006
i think it a great idea

(Editor's note: Uh, what is?)

Lena
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, June 12, 2006
Shakira Shakira!
*.x.x.rach.x.x.*
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, June 08, 2006
i drnt think them mags are that bad cos they teach me stuff but older teenagers wouldnt understand ! cos wen i am feelin down cos thats how teenagers like me feel at times then i read them and they make me happy agen by thinkin of my self as pretty like the models! so y actin like they r so bad even my mum went into me room one day to clean it and she saw the mag and started readin it and she sed it was gd for teenagers and how they grow up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so stop slaggin them off and read them like a teenager ... u will all understand ! but i lad wouldnt know wati mean x.x.x.x.x.x.
raney
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I think there are much more pressing issues than teen girl mags and the influence they have. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think they have that much influence. Media doesn't shape the culture, the culture shapes the media. Why worry about some magazine that has an article about kissing or how to get a boyfriend when there are children dying from pointless wars? I'm sick of hearing about "moral decay" in our society, we're too short sighted. Look at the big picture, look at the state of the environment, the world. I'm a teen and I'm a girl, I don't read teen girl magazines, I read the news. Most of my friends don't read teen mags and my one friend that does isn't any worse for it. These magazines aren't that different from what we hear on the radio or watch in movies or TV shows. So what's the big deal?

(Editor's note: "Society shapes the media"...You're kidding, right?)

Raan
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, June 05, 2006
I'm doing an oral presentation for year 12 discussing the negative influence of teen magazines on teenagers today? Has anyone found any real australian statistics? like the amount of teenage girls that look to magazines because its the only way they can find the answers they need? Thanks!
Jess
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, May 15, 2006
I completely agree with the editor of this site. I live in Australia and attend a school where magazines such as CLEO, COSMO, dolly and girlfriend are the "norm". I am 17 but I was reading teenage magazines from grade 8 with all of my friends. The funny thing about them is that they are full of total crap. I read them to get the enjoyment out of something so stupid. I am currently doing a speech on how these magazines are endangering the health and well being of our young girls, because that is what is happening. I am sorry if I offend any girls between 12 and 16 but before you start to speak out about how we don't know anything about the subject. REMEMBER THAT WE WERE YOUR AGE AT ONE POINT,(for me that was less then a year ago) and we have learned from experience what you are satarting to learn now. Back in the 50's woman were more mentally aware of life then we are now. We are growing up in a technological world where it is not that unusual for teenagers to become embarrassed by talking about sex etc.. with parents so they turn to magazines and other mediums, who dont know that much more. You learn from your mistakes so if you want to follow the "trends" in the magazines, go ahead but realise that there is advice from people who have been in the situtation before and did not jump on the bandwagon who survived the transition from kid to adult just fine. I have friends who used to count the number of guys that they had "gone down on" and had sex with when they were 14. Not only is that illegal in AUS. Why should be advertise this growing epidemic of sex before maturity? A friend I know was 15 and sleeping with 29 year old because they believed that they had the maturity to handle the situtation. she found out that all they wanted was sex and nothing more. NEWSFLASH: life isn't about the amount of guys you sleep with, but the ones that will leave a positive imprint in you memory. If you don't agree then find out the hard way.
bud
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, April 29, 2006
im 13 and i read bliss the content varies from my age to up to 18 but it encourages safe sex and not bullying it isnt all negative and it also encourages open minded views! i think some of the mags r too old but with or without them we will still find out the wrong info e.g the internet!!
Bridie
Disgusted
Monday, April 24, 2006
I completely agree that "teenage" magazines should not be for teenages. I am 13 myself and go to boarding school so you do see a lot of dolly magazines floating around being read by girls that only 11 and 12! it is disgusting that girls so young are reading that sort of crap. that is all it is CRAP. The worst magazines are probably ones such as CLEO and COSMOPOLITAN as all they are about is sex. the only content in the magazine is about sex. it is disgusting. if you actually count the pages of interesting stories that are not explicit you will find about four. i strongly agree that mags such as cleo and cosmo should be targeted at an older audience or not at all.
Concerned Lurker
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
In the business code, there is demand and supply. These magazines only exist because girls WANT to see them. They want to see gorgeous, stick-thin girls. No matter how bad it makes them feel. The best advice I have to offer is to never buy them and recommend people to avoid the zines as well. You destroy the demand and you'll kill the supply. There also needs to be a balance in the perception of beauty. I'm sorry to say, but girls who are against the the anorexic movement are often on the opposite side of the spectrum. While I agree it is unhealthy to be stick thin, it is also unhealthy to be fat. Do not lie to yourself that being 70 pounds overweight is an adding factor to your beauty. The key here is heatlh. All of you are strong enough to become/be healthy. Use your head and think positive. Being depressed because your weight will likely lead you to more problems and eventualy, a heart attack.

(Editor's note: Supply and demand is a myth. Demand exists because a supplier creates it through advertising, product placement, etc.)

shelly
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, April 08, 2006
uhhhhh u pppl don't have any imagintaion how to impress a lad ! too boring

(Editor's note: I'm not sure I need to impress a lad...)

idk
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, April 07, 2006
I am toatlly in agrement with this whole web page(exect the girls who pretend that the articles aren't getting WAY out of hand) who ever said that any one has anything wrong with people who aren't preps?? and emo is a music type not a person. i am creating a letter to the editor to one of those teen mags and saw this site, you guys are awesome. i am very disturbed by the fact that articles like "5 great kisses" are being published i totally agree w/ other people saying that these artisles are forcing girls to mature way to quickly and the models are outrageous! the body statistic thing was so scary 27 percent difference between models and average people really thats crazy. if you have any good ideas for my letter to the editors post them up now!! by the way im only 13 and these mags are HORRIBLE!! we need to boycott the newstand if we want to make a change recruct your friends also dont buy any more teen magizines!!

(Editor's note: Lately, the term "emo" has been used to describe a certain type of person. Search Google for "how to be emo" for an amusing description.)

ORTEGA
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, April 07, 2006
i think all of yal should get over ur self its just a magizine and if ur not ready to see whats in side of it then don't look in the magizine SO GET

(Editor's note: The real problem is that the majority of people reading these things DO NOT have that mental filter that allows them to retain the good and discard the bad. Probably because they never got that lesson from their parents who were too busy at work or play and just pawned their kids off to babysitters for the first 16 years...)

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
you people pure have lives

(Editor's note: We have pure lives? Well, most of us anyway...)

josh jahr
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines (i hate em)
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Down with the wierd magazines!!! They have no point at all, they are full of crap that doesn't teach us a thing, it has all this crap in it on how to get a guy and it doesn't even work, and all it really is is a magazine for girls that are prissy and dopeheads, why waste money on a retarded magazine that tells you how to have fricken sex for crying out loud! I mean samantha has a problem, her problem is her and her sister are retards i mean anyone in their right mind can see that you've ripped out all those pages and if she didn't notice she belongs in special ed!
Maddie
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
yeah those types of mags are crappooo!!! read one like "drumming" or music or somthing!! love
loony babe
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, April 02, 2006
im doing research on teenage magazines at the minute and i'm finding it horrible, its all so depressing it will automatically give a girl negative thoughts about her appearance, heck..my motto is ' always be yourself'!
~~~SaMaNtHa~~~
i love them magazines
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
as a teenager myself i have to admit there is a little bit over the M rated just to much information for teenagers and also there all about sex but i do no care it is the fact the my little sister has started reading it and she is only 13 and i really care about her i want her to stay a virgin and yea and this stuff how can she so i have tried stealing them off her and ripping out all the dirrty stuff and practly leaving a dmag or disney comic bout 20 pages that is it and most of them are ads so yeah.thanks for listening love sami
Patty Rodz
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I agree that most magazines these days send out messages that have no point in needing to know. I am in the seventh grade and I resd these things to and its terrible what they try to do. I mean all the magazines advertise are product want, how your body should look and just stuff that is useless. My advice is just don't listen to anything and be your self young ladies.
lydia anne
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, March 17, 2006
i do like and enjoy these magizines, i guess that it all depends if you live by them. if your not careful you can turn into one of those "stuck-up" girls all you need to do is relize that not everything in those things are not real, the reason why i like them is because there is mostly some really cool stuff in them. like hair & skin tips, but there all not bad. lydia
**BeK**
emos
Friday, March 03, 2006
why are people so stereotypical of emos goths and punks! Seriously what the hell did they ever do to you just because they look differnt and dont follow mainstream doesnt mean we should treat them differently! and why are you scared of them anyway??? black isn scary neither are metal spikes.......... it doesnt matter whats on the outside anyway its whats on the inside that matters! so dont stereotype all these people.........ther just like you just look different on the outside
Missy
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Not all of them are like that and also thier actully for older teens and young adults like 16-25 or so like have they not noticed that it says seventeen read???? What it all biols down to is that the parents don't care and they don't teach them that it's not for them and that it's also not right for a 12yr old to read about that and this isn't why girl's are so ditzy girl's are so ditzy kuz they are not tought that it's not proper to act that way.And it's not all the girl's falt the guy's have got to take some of the resonsibility thier always trying to lure the girl's in and all they want is some "fun" I say it time to turn it around on you guys and start being the PLAYER up in here SO WHATCHA GOTTA SAY ADOUT THAT... Erin don't listen to Augustus if you are a little FLUFFY then that doesn't make you any less of a good person. And to you augustus what kind of a name is that what are you a guy and gay at that yaeh! I said it how does that feel next time you make fun of some one you might not want to think about it kuz it's always gunna come back and bite YOU in the ass and she's not the PRICK you are. So back off.
rashmi
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, February 12, 2006
it is ok if the girls doesnt mind it but i am a boyish girl so it seems to me like this but some girls doesnt like this and doesnt run and irritate they r always worried of if they hurt or periods came late to them i hate this as they dont enjoy their life just by sitting inside and being guilty as to why they r gir;lz
Augustus
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, February 10, 2006
Erin, you're a fatass, reason being: 1. You're not Aaron Carter...Ahhh...2. You're not gorgeous like the magazine woman, lunchbox. 3. And you're a prick.

(Editor's note: Huh? Who's Erin?)

josh jahr
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
omfg thats frickin scary, while i was on the bus i saw a girl about 12-14 years old and she was readin one of those magazines and they had scary-ass crap in them not right for young people!!!!!
Karen
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Note to editor ... did it not occur to you that none of these magazines exist in the UK when you suggest they visit a newsstand ???

(Editor's note: And exactly how am I to tell if someone is coming from the UK, US, Canada, China, Japan, Africa, etc. unless they tell me? If someone in the UK wants any of the magazines mentioned, all they have to do is go to the appropriate website and buy some backissues.)

daniellle
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, December 18, 2005
evre since i was little ive always wanted to be a model or an actress i have thick blonde curly hair and dark blue eyes im thirteen and i live in the blackburn in the uk so please please could some one help me become a model

(Editor's note: Considered the Yellow Pages?)

Alex
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, December 01, 2005
i think it sucks

(Editor's note: Well thought out...)

Jenn
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Editor-Since you started this forum have you come across any solid stats on the girls reading the mags or resources that are legit? I am looking for research on the topic and am having a hard time finding info on the net. If not thanks anyway and I commend you on opening a forum for open discussion. I am a 26 year old woman who read the mags in my teens and even then felt their negative influance. Your right on in your comments and observations of the mags and media in general when it comes to the damage being done to teen and pre teen-girls. Too bad the adults creating the mags don't share your insight.

(Editor's note: Nope, I have not looked it up. I think the population speaks for itself.)

Let's be sensible here please
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
You are seriously underestimating the intelligence of the average teenage girl. I read many magazines including Sugar, Elle Girl, Bliss (perhaps only a title well known in the UK) and Cosmo Girl. The only effect the media can have on us is that which we let it have... and I believe that the content of those magazines has not corrupted me in any way. I believe you are focusing far too much on the molehills, when you should be worrying about the mountains. The magazines are only a part, a relection if you will, of how society today shapes our young women. Until you teach young women self worth and inner strength from an early age, these magazines will continue to be misinterpreted. Our great grandmothers were the Suffragettes...and we as their descendants have lost our way. They fought for equality, our chance at greatness, our chance to change the world, and it was wasted it on a generation of self obsessed, whos preoccupation with image has lead to dire consequences. The magazines are not the real shame here. Somewhere, somehow, we young women have lost our way... and I somehow doubt that magazines can really bve responsible for such a shameful downfall.

(Editor's note: Actually, I believe that I am overestimating the intelligence of the average teen girl. From the behaviour that I have witness, the fact that they manage to tie their own shoes can often be surprising. Clearly, based on your comments, you are quite a bit more intelligent then average.)

Lisa
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
if Jo is reading this, i would really appreciate having a quick wee look at ypur article! Im trying to be very open minded and have not yet made up my mind about the whole thing!
paranoia_on_high
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, October 15, 2005
I've looked at some of my sis's magazines and it scares me, thais is why we have such a high depression and mental disorder percentage, something needs to be done
twighead
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, October 09, 2005
wat r u all goin on bout?! weird 1s u r
Jo
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
i totally agree with you. teen magazines are a bad influence on girls today because they try so hard to be like the models in there, where what the stars are wearing, and making sure they follow the "5 easy steps to kissing a boy". anyway, i am writing and delivering a persuasive speech on why not to read teen magazines. so if anyone can recommend a website or something for me to get more info from that would be great.
Lauren
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
I do agree with all of you, espesh Danielle. Like her I also read alot of teenage magazines like J-14, Sugar, Elle, Sneak and alot more. I do think that it is soooo annoying that all of the girls in the magazines are filled with over paid models who make us girls feel bad about our selves! I'm sorry but They shouldnt! Im in class so iv gotta go! bye xoxo

(Editor's note: There's a magazine aimed at 14 year olds called "Sugar"? I assume it is primarily focused on candy? Otherwise, that's kind of sad..)

Epsilon
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, August 18, 2005
its so true..girls are sexualized way too young.. and this is wrong.. and it is the media doing it.. and it sucks cause all these big corps care about is making money..and teens are just too blind to see what its doing to them (plenty examples here).. but you cant say its the all readers fault though..
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, August 06, 2005
I am 14 and I don't read any of the girl magizines all my friends read. My mom said that the magizines for teenage girls are not what they used to be. Now they are way to mature for girls like me. I mean why would a fourteen yr old want to know how to dress sexy and how to make her man want her. I used to be mad at my mom for not letting me subscibe or read teenage girl magizines, but now I know why. My friends tease me somtimes, but i just think it is stupid to be reading magizines like that when they know they dont really need to know that stuff until they are way more mature.
cassie
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
i was very disturbed to read the editors comments. How rude can people get when they are writing their answers on someones question. You want all these people to go for the chik mag but when you treat them with disrespect i dont see why they should buy you're mag. So think about it next time you write something like that.

(Editor's note: Clearly, you have completely missed the point of what I've been trying to say...)

danielle
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, July 14, 2005
First off, in response to your comment to the anonymous writer, teen magazines do not have articles on how to please your man, but nice try. Maybe you should grow up and realize that this is not the 1920's ,when you were obviously born. People are scared of girls being sexual when we should really worry about why they want to be sexual. You think it's media but your wrong, it's what's happening to them at home. It's girls who are getting sexually abused, or watching a single parent bring random people home every night. It's girls whose parents won't be honest about what they did as a teenager. I am a 15 year old teenage girl and i don't feel the need to have sex because my mom openly talks to me about all the things that come along with having sex, and she tells me how having sex as a teenager made her feel. Honesty is the key to teens choosing abstinence. I personally love teen magazines. They make me feel girly and proud to be a female. There are negative thoughts,images,and opinions,about the way teen girls should be, everywhere, and it only helps to make girls strong in who they are. You can't change anything but yourself. We can't change all the negative things in the world we have to learn to use those things to grow, that's what lifes about. So in conclusion, your right, there are negative things pointed toward teen girls from every corner of life, but the solution is not to try and eliminate these things. The solution is to speak truth to us and help us make strong decisions up against the sterotypical world.

(Editor's note: Interesting how you claim that article didn't exist, when in fact it was the one article that I actually read in full. The title of the article was actually "Tips on Pleasing Your Man". As for the comment that I was born in the 1920's, that would be rather difficult considering that as I right this, I am currently 25. Note that I am NOT saying that we should not be open about sex and sexuality. But there is a point at which the line must be drawn and we must realize that the media is sexualizing teens...especially young girls...way to early for this day and age. And it's not even about the topic of sex, it was more about the undercurrents of subservience throughout the article, or the fact that a 12-15 year old should even have a reason to "please their man". You need to realise that the target audience of these magazines are not as smart as you, and are at that critical time in their lives where their experiences start to shape the adult they will become. They do not have the mental capacity to judge for themselves what is an image created by the media to sell their wares, and what is appropriate for their level of development...We will see in 10 years what the result of all this is.)

Ang
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, June 03, 2005
In reply to teenage girl, I find it sad that you don't see a problem with it. Unfortunately, in today's society where both parent are working, some very long hours, the monitoring of children is left up to the children alone, or in some cases a babysitter, who most of the time aren't even able to take care of themselves. Understandably you wouldn't see the problem, however, I'm dealing with 5 teenage pregnacies at the moment, and 2 youth, and I'm saying YOUTH, that have Aids, one to drug use, and the other from sex. Now in MY opinion, alot of their problems stem from lack of guidance and media that promotes how to keep your boyfriend, styles to win him back, the new you, how to diet and loose 20 pounds, etc. As for not hurting anyone, how often have you looked in the mirror and compared yourself to one of the models.......need I say anything more.
Teenage Girl
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, May 13, 2005
As a 13 year old girl myself I don't see what you lot are on about. The magazines these days are fine. I guess it's just what we're used to but I can't see them being any different. I guess though in "Your day" they wouldn't dare mention anything on boys. That wouldn't sell anymore... I think publishers KNOW what there publishing. I mean... HELLO PEOPLE this is the 21st century... times change. I think you should all just get over it and let us read what we want to! It's not like it's even hurting anyone. Don't mean to be rude or harsh or anything but JESUS!!! calm down dears... it's only a commercail! hehe. Peace out. Live young.

(Editor's note: This right here is the problem. These kids know nothing but what has been pumped into their brains by the media. In my day...keeping in mind that I am only 25...these magazines didn't exist in the form they do today. There were always "teen girl" magazines, but in the last 10 years, there has been a drastic change in their content. We should NOT be targetting 13 year olds with articles like "10 Ways to Please Your Man"...)

Ang
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, May 06, 2005
I work with teens in 5 different communities. Recently I've been searching for different online mags... forums to send them too online. Unfortunately, I have not found as of yet (2 days of searching), anything online that I would recommend other than ones that are Christian based. Its quite sad that in todays society we have reached a point that its normal to think that 12 yrs olds are ready for adult content, and choices.

(Editor's note: Of course, way back when, 12 was the age at which marriage was to take place. Soon after, children would be expected...)

Anorexia Hater
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, April 30, 2005
i think girl magazines (the ones with only the models and stuff) are a bad example for todays teenagers (i.e. me and my friends!). they promote the idea that "thin is in" when actually, it never was, never should be. i was reading about a study that said that earlier models used to jus 8 % thinner than a regular person. now the difference is 23%. its shocking how these anorexic people can manage to influence girls my age so much. i personally hate them and i think someone should sue their editors! what magazines should be made up of is people more like us, with real body types NOT STICK THIN models! r they people?? they have no muscle, jus bones n skin. its disgusting how they can do that to themselves.. and do you know what? designers refuse these same models for their shows becase they think they are too fat!
Ryan
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, April 28, 2005
The words jail bait come to mind... Im tired of walkingthrough malls and seeing 14 year olds trying to look like they are 20... These magazines are what cause this stuff, plus it makes girls highly permiscuous at a very young age... These magazines make sure nothign is sacred anymore... Yes...I will admit sex is fun but there is no excuse to have as many partners as half of these young people have in this day and age...
anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Sunday, April 10, 2005
dear "Editor'", what is it that triggered you to create this site? Why do these magazines desturb you as much as they do. I am not saying they are good material or anything but why does it matter who reads them or if they are bought by others?

(Editor's note: I figured it was obvious. All you need to do is read one of these magazines and you will find out, assuming you have enough intelligence to do so. Most of their content is less then worthless like celebrity gossip, fad diets, etc. These magazines try and likely succeed to fill these girl's heads with garbage. And then there is the fact that many of the topics covered [ie. how to please your man, tips on looking sexy, dieting, etc.] are WAY too mature for the target audience age group. I could go on...)

Disable
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, April 09, 2005
ahh, Teen magazines. They are nonsensical and ridiculous in so many ways. Some have been well discribed by some above. They pull young teenagers into a stereotypical world were they no longer make their own decisions. These magazines not only affect themselves but those surrounding them. Perhaps they are not the complete reason to all stereotypical and disturbed girls, yet they surely had a major impact from the beginning. The media is not helping by portraying negative and false images of young people. ( the same as what teen magazines are doing, and will continue to do. Unless something is done about it. ) I could sit here and rant and rave about how awful and disgusting these waste of paper and ink are to our society but it's not going to help much. I hope in the futur more people/adolescents will come to there sences and realize the severe danger in reading, or believing in the information and images placed in these magazines.....what do we do? Don't buy beauty ( teen magazines!) How hard could that be? Well first start with yourself, then friends and family perhaps. Maybe your actions will inspire and branch out. Helping teenagers around the world....you never know.
beth
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, April 01, 2005
I read teen magazines and I am 14 and I often find disturbing stories in them ones the even adults should not read I know that we all have to be educated in the ways of the world but there are better ways to do it then to scare you to death thinking that you should never leave your house again because something might get you teen magazines need to be more suitable for the readers and not just telling you what to believe and do ( be your own free spirt )
sharma
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, February 04, 2005
if u want to take the views of others set her/him free, if she counts it is exactly from his/her heart if it not ..........then leave it.... i am looking for some tips to impress girls ...although i donot want to become but i wish i could be a friend of somone ...whoo loves me most like in movies i saw..? anyway if any one is loyal and honest like me mail me i will surely share my ideas with her,
John
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, February 04, 2005
very, very, very Disturbing
alia
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, January 27, 2005
hey everybody i am alia ! i am doing a research a bout the concepts of men in the world , i really need tips & information about the topic so if you are interested & you find it cool to help just e. mail me !! thanks

(Editor's note: Um, library?)

Rachel
scared about
Monday, December 27, 2004
Im scared about well sex how do I get over it?

(Editor's note: Don't do it?)

Simone
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
So what should young girls be reading?...I wasnt a little girl too long ago, and i read all those magazines myself and what i enjoyed most was fashion and makeup, ("get your dream guy" stuff always seemed crap) but I really dont think theres anything wrong with those magazines. Perhaps I just read the 'right' ones??(british mags), and i know this is a subject that effects alot of people...but why is it OK to diss thin people,not all thin girl starve themselves. Pretty thin girls sell magazines, theres know doubt about it, why not have a 'healthy' role model that looks after her body (keeps fit, eats correctly) if thats what teen magazines promote then Im all for them. However I do not believe that teens should have to live up other peoples unrealistic expectations of them(especially when it comes to trying too hard to attract the opposite sex) and only try and be the best they can be.
natalie
Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
HI! I am doing coursework on teen age girl magazines and wondered if any one could send me some ideas of magazine names as i have to produce my own magazine. Or if any one has any cringes or reaL life stories i can use in my magazine please email me on sexybee88@hotmail.com i have msn messinger aswell so we can chat!!! THANKYOU

(Editor's note: Almost a perfect example, eh? Right down to the email address...)

charlie constantine
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Monday, October 18, 2004
is it any different though to the pre-determined roles women already hold in life? we have a prescription of how we should be in life. in the 50's women were told how to dress and impress. maybe now it's just more explicit due to the commerical world we are living in. although femininists love to believe that they have equal ops etc, how equal can it ever be? we have roles, as do men, so now just because we live in a world where we're more open and liberal, does it really change the meaning? no. it's been the same for years, it's only now people are moaning, because it's more visual.surely it's better to let 14 yr olds know what to do and say and act like? we all love to moan and whinge about todays society, but surely they're no worse than previous generations, the media just portrays it more and it's more explicit.

(Editor's note: Oh, I fully agree. Both men and women have been told how to act and think for a long time. However, because of the massive amount of media nowadays, this stuff is just so much more prevasive and targeted. The media is now trying to mold children into it's vision of a person, which generally means a consumer. Compare the "role models" of today with those of 100 years ago. Huge difference.)

angelina
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
there are many forms of promoting sex and sex images. It mosttley lingers around the media in girls megazines and its able to encoourage changing someones life due to its "sex is ok" appeal and approch.

(Editor's note: It's not that sex is not OK, it's just that these images and ideals should NOT be pressed upon young and impressionable girls, who do not have the mental capacity to judge for themselves what is good and what is bad...and if they did have this mental capacity, they would NOT be reading these magazines in the first place).

anonymous
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, September 24, 2004
we should be strong enough to think that that is someones opinion i read girls magazines but i think that we should all be ok to read them and think ok not complain it makes girls look bad

(Editor's note: Huh? Does that make any sense?)

leanne
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Friday, September 17, 2004
i am looking into magazines for my college course and wondered if it would be possible for me to send me some more information about these magazines please. leanne_webber99@yahoo.co.uk, thanks

(Editor's Note: Not to be a smartass, but have you considered visiting a newsstand?)

sarah
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, August 28, 2004
I think that it depends which way you see this so called disturbing magazines, girl magazines are there for girls to read and get advice from or to see what other girls are going through, if a girl is stupid enough to read something and believe it then that girl wont have a life as she will believe everything she hears but, mags are ther for people who want to spend money on them, no one actually cares about whats written in them, add me to your msn list, and i can be olne of your friends lol xxx
Elissa
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Saturday, August 14, 2004
if everyone thinks that teen magazines should not have stuff like only white skinny girls then why do the magazines still print them? I am doing something about it. I am going to change teen magazines.
LiL SeZziE
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
magazines should be about what life REALLY is.. not what people want it to be. they show such made up lifes, and fake people to show what they think is the best way to get publication.. i dont get it, it should be more about rthe way the world really is... these 'get a guy in 5 steps' really shits me.... they dont work for all people...

(Editor's note: Also, since they're targeted at the average 12 year old girl, they should not be concerned with "getting guys"...)

~*~ HeLeN ~*~
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
i think that... erm... there shud b more pics ov different race's in magazines, it all seems to b white ppl... there should b asian, chinese, african american... all sorts... so ... mayb more ppl ov differnt types ov ppl!

(Editor's note: Based on this comment, they should also contain lessons in grammar, spelling and punctuation.)

erin
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
omg!!! every teen girl mag is filled with stick thin woman who are gorgeous and perfect..as a girl it bugs me because just because that is ''the look'' but its not "everyones look"
morgann
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
yea they are kind of shaping teenagers nowdays and its not in a good way either, girls are becoming so stereotypical
Hadrollo
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
is that like the Dolly magazines my sister has? she used to be really into them, we got into a fight once and she brought one out as "proof" that women were better than men. it was a survey that said the average woman has 4.1 (averages here) mail sexual partners in her life and the average man has 11.7 female sexual partners in his life. now, have you ever wondered where those chicks work when they fail the lowest pathway in maths.
samantha
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Thursday, January 22, 2004
i am doing research on teenage girl magazines as well and would be gratefull if anyone could email me with any of their views on what would make a good teen girl magazine. my email address is the_dizzy_moo@yahoo.co.uk thanks. also could i just ask what is it that people find so disturbing about the mags?
s x
BEatonNo1
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Yeah I've looked at some of my sisters...They are probibly the reason you find so many whiny, ditsy girls
Corbin
Disturbing Teen-Girl Magazines
Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Dare I ask what was in it?

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