The debate gets complicated, and expands far outside the boundaries of fashion. On one hand, it’s unlikely that the trashed flashers on Girls Gone Wild videos think much about women’s rights and sexual liberation at all. On the other hand, X-tina had a legitimate inquiry when she wondered why, to this day, “The guy gets all the glory the more he can score/While the girl can do the same and yet you call her a whore.” Can it be right to cringe upon seeing teenage girls in skimpy tops and trashy thongs; and simultaneously wonder whether girls who dress more conservatively are growing up with equally internalized confusion about gender roles?

The questions become endless. And I thought I was just reading a fashion ’zine...

I hope Eliza — which is currently available only in Utah or through its Web site — does well. It’s a refreshing addition to the virtual newsstand. And it’s an intriguing voice in an ongoing, and controversial, debate.

Correction
Due to reporting errors, we mistakenly published several incorrect facts about Eliza magazine. Eliza is based in Los Angeles, and is available in print in several states; its largest market is in California. Editor Summer Bellessa is featured in a photo inside the magazine’s first issue, not on the cover.

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Eliza: elizamagazine.com

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