Good Read | The Princess Effect

by Joyce N. Boghosian (http://www.whitehouse.gov/slideshows/photo-cat30/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

by Joyce N. Boghosian (http://www.whitehouse.gov/slideshows/photo-cat30/) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"The Princess Effect: How women's magazines demean powerful women—even when they're trying to celebrate them":

Even today, several generations removed from the devastating critique of their triviality that was at the heart of first-wave feminism, Marie Claire and other women’s magazines remain obsessed with the appearance of female public figures, an obsession that still extends far beyond them into leading news publications like the New York Times and the Washington Post. You can take the woman out of the woman’s magazine, but the style of coverage—and it is all about style—remains the same.

Read Sarah Kendzior's full article at Politico Magazine here…