Why do women's magazines not promote critical thinking when it comes to beauty and health?
Women's fashion and lifestyle magazines have a bad habit of spouting pseudoscientific guff to their readers in in order to raise revenue through product placement, and advertising. I like clothes, handbags and shoes but that doesn't make me stupid air-head or any less of a scientist. I want to know what the latest and best in beauty is, but I do not want to read rubbish science and products that claim to provide more than they will ever be able to offer. I have seen very detailed and thought out articles on important issues like rape, women in the workplace and motherhood. But, when it comes to beauty and health, critical thinking seems to go out of the window and pseudoscience is used to disguise product placement. Image From: http://www.mamamia.com.au/relationships/life-iq-how-smart-are-you-really/attachment/woman-thinking/ Commercial magazines rely on and exist because of the advertising revenue they get. Beauty product manufacturers must p