Why Do Magazines Automatically Assume they Are Educating their Audience?

Recently, I have been curious about those articles on Harper’s, Mental Floss, Electric Lit, Vogue, or other such mags/sites, which are titled “Things you don’t know about Alice in Wonderland” or “How this grooming technique is way cooler than anything you could have come up with,” and other such rubbish.
I am starting to wonder who these articles are geared towards, and why they are popular in the first place. They are seriously stupid, and the attitude is unpleasant at best, because these articles always assume that the suspense of condescension is enough to warrant suitable viewership.

The only thing that such asinine titles accomplish is that they saturate the strength and integrity of publications that otherwise, carry much worth noting, and articles that can be wonderful or light-hearted reads.

It begets reiteration that almost EVERY single human who has gone through an english education system has studied Alice in Wonderland and DOES know a thing or two about Carroll’s (pedophiliac) fascination with 6 year old Alice Liddle, who is the nemesis for his masterpiece.

And every single one of us do know that tweezing eyebrows can make them look better, whether we do so or not.

Moronic assumptions about one’s audience are gross, but when ladled with such copious dosages of condescension, these magazines just serve to become pathetic forms of journalism. Yucked out.


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