One controversial aspect of using “all things STUPID about the news” to monitor and censure the news industry is that its seductive journalism complaints will help cast light on how the industry uses white women to standardize beauty. For decades, black and brown women have often straightened their hair to please white news industry executives. Yellow women have gone so far as to bleach their skin to look white, so globally, the upshot has had devastating effects on women’s psyches. Seductive journalism is not a myth. It’s a tool used by the news industry to increase profit margins while also misleadingly cultivating female beauty standards. For many audiences, all they want is to see the news, not soft porn peddled as news.
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