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    This is the case

    Hi,

    Could anyone help me with the sentences in bold? Thanks a lot.

    Bird maintains that the ways in which female respondents actively insert tabloid narratives into their lifes are directly linked to the affirmation of familial ideology. These respondents evidently place a high value on the tabloids due to the validation they offer for their concerns for family and interpersonal relations. This is the case, she suggest, even though 'many had lived or were living very difficult lives, victims of spouse abuse, lack of money, and the generalized oppression of being an "old-fashioned housewife"'

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    "This is the case" refers to those women placing a high value on tabloids.

    *wives*

    :)

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    The phrase "victims of spouse abuse" means that their husbands beat them. The phrase "lack of money" means, of course, that they don't have a lot of money to spend. I'm not sure what generalized oppression of being an "old-fashioned housewife"' means except that they are not "liberated" women.

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