Want to Empower Teen Girls? Stop Feeding Them Partisan Nonsense

January 6, 2017

The latest issue of Teen Vogue is full of content typically found in women’s magazines—beauty tips, the latest fashion trends, celebrity interviews. But the Teen Vogue website includes some additional content that seems out of place among the advice on lipstick: a “scorched-earth op-ed” with the headline, “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.” In the piece, Teen Vogue Weekend Editor Lauren Duca writes that Trump’s “rise to power has awakened a force of bigotry by condoning and encouraging hatred, but also by normalizing deception.”

She goes on to explain that “gas lighting” is “a buzzy name for a terrifying strategy currently being used to weaken and blind the American electorate.”