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Modern pop culture has created a slew of stereotypical roles for ladies and ladies to (willingly or now not) play all through their lives: The Princess, the Nymphette, the Diva, the one woman, the Bridezilla, the Tiger mom, the M.I.L.F, the Cougar, and extra. during this booklet Ames and Burcon examine the position of cultural texts in gender socialization at particular pre-scripted levels of a woman's existence (from ladies to the "golden ") and the way that guide compounds through the years. by way of learning quite a few texts (toys, magazines, blogs, tweets, tv indicates, Hollywood motion pictures, novels, and self-help books) they argue that pop culture exists as a kind of funhouse reflect regularly distorting the genuine international stipulations that exist for , magnifying the gendered expectancies they face. regardless of the numerous not easy, conflicting messages obtain all through their lives, this publication additionally showcases the methods such messages are resisted, permitting ladies to maneuver previous the blurry fact they broadcast and towards, optimistically, gender equality.

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