Cover Critique: Glamour Makes ‘Em Feel Good (Folio:)

Glamour positions itself as accessible, empowering, useful and happy. “It is,” writes J.C. Suares, “the anti-chic, anti-supermodel, anti-bitch bible of the majority, even though sometimes the magazine confuses its readers with the average zombie.” Glamour’s trick is to address the reader directly, “Find your perfect pair,” “Do the quick self-check today.” The results are two-fold: they help create a sense of community and they make everyone in the audience feel counted — no matter how average they are.

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