Website Critique: Essence and the Question of Normative African Beauty

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Website Critique: Essence and the Question of Normative African Beauty
The subject of this website critique is Essence.com; the online version of Essence magazine which is a mass market magazine that focuses on issues of interest to Black women. In this analysis, the text and images of the site’s home or landing pages, as well as its linked pages/stories within the Essence.com site, will be critically examined with reference to gender and women’s health. Particular focus will be directed with regard to the issue of how does female awareness of the male gaze and tastes impact women’s health. As will be seen, the question of what is “natural” or normative in the context of Black female beauty is central to this issue. In this regard, the...
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