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Molly Fischer’s essay about “ladyblogs” reminded me of something that blew my mind when I taught journalism at SUNY Albany in 2010 and 2011:
Most of my female students were devoted readers of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines. In fact, many of them had those magazines’ websites as their home pages. These were journalism students - majors and minors. There was only one student in my fall 2010 Intro to Reporting class who’d ever even heard of Jezebel or Sassy or Jane Pratt or Tavi Gevinson.
Not sure whether this is merely a comment on the women at that particular school, or something broader. But it shocked me.