Spin Sisters

Spin Sisters

How the Women of the Media Sells Unhappiness-- and Liberalism-- to the Women of America

Book - 2004
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Blowing the whistle on a job she herself did for over ten years at Ladies Home Journal as editor-in-chief, Blyth reveals the almost institutionalized selling of a liberal/do-gooders message to women through chararacterizing women themselves as victims. Playing on women's compassion and ability to be hooked into "uplifting" stories with a moral or happy ending, American media has convinced the most well-educated, rich and healthy audience in history that they are miserable. She dissects why: - liberal celebrities' messages aren't scrutinized and in fact presented with a halo of approval - middle class American women have been sold stress as the new scourge of modern life - media paints a negative picture of women's lives today, at exactly the moment when women have more money, privlege and choices than ever before - the club of liberal women who run magazines and television shows have an outsize and lock-step affect on what we "know" about the major issues of the day - the incestuous relationship between celebrities and media has corrupted journalism - magazines rarely tell stories about the majority of women whose conservative views don't mesh with their own
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780312312879
Characteristics: v, 342 p. ;,25 cm.


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