The female press is the set of written press titles specifically intended for a female readership. Its origins are linked to those of the feminist movement in the XNUMXth century. Among the most famous contemporary women's magazines are the American monthly Cosmopolitan and the French weekly Elle. In addition to these magazines specially designed for a female audience, the culinary press, the decorating press, the family press and part of the leisure press are sometimes attached to this category. Because of the "clichés" (ideal of beauty) and themes (cuisine, fashion, decoration, astrology) that it offers, the female press is sometimes accused of promoting the conservation of a society based on the division and inequalities of the sexes .