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Reductress is a fast-growing, satirical website that takes on the voice of a stereotypical women’s magazine to deliver smart, wickedly funny content that subversively points out how the media has co-opted feminism in a strange and absurd way. Referred to as the “feminist Onion,” it pokes fun at the messages we’re fed from an early age and throughout adulthood. Headlines include “How to Make a Cry for Help Without Bothering Anyone” and “Maybe You SHOULD Smile: Cat-Callers Who Make Some Good Points”. Since its creation in 2013, it has exploded in popularity, with its on-point criticism wrapped in hilarious headlines and features, appealing to intelligent young fans of Lena Dunham’s Girls, and of course, Beyonce. Reductress was founded by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, the authors of this book.

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