The Exploitation of Women in Magazine Advertisements


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The Exploitation of Women in Magazine Advertisements
A large percentage of the images of women displayed in both women’s and men’s magazines are highly sexualized. Women are typically shown half-dressed, or in “barely there” clothing, if not entirely nude, to advertise everything from cars to alcohol to shampoo. In fashion magazines such as Cosmopolitan or Glamour women are typically photographed showing off both the clothing/ accessories they are modeling as well as their own figures. In men’s magazines such as Maxim and Details, women are used to illustrate the effectiveness of sexual techniques and products that help them pick up women. For example, in Figure 1 we see an advertisement for
brand Vodka; it in this photograph, we see...
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