The Focus on Physical Appearances in Gender-Specific Magazines Introduction and Literature Review Gender-specific magazines have a focus on physical appearances which at a glance seems to be more prevalent in magazines for women. However, magazines for men feature a plethora of articles and advertisements which include physically well-appointed men and women. Aubrey and Taylor (2009) stated that magazines for men “feature two main categories of messages: first, the visual, which contains a plethora of sexually suggestive images of women, and second, the textual, which contains articles that speak in a bawdy, male voice about a variety of topics, including fashion, sex, technology, and pop culture” (p. 28). The aforementioned longitudinal...The end:
.....ce 12 4 Female appearance 5 24 Sex/romance 4 12 Fitness 10 9 TOTAL (frequency) 31 49 TOTAL (percentage) 39%; 16%; 13%; 32% 8%; 50%; 25%; 17% Bibliography Aubrey, Jennifer Stevens, and Laramie D. Taylor. 2009. "The Role of Lad Magazines in Priming Men’s Chronic and Temporary Appearance-Related Schemata: An Investigation of Longitudinal and Experimental Findings." Human Communication Research 35(1):28-58. Retrieved March 26, 2010 Available Academic Search Premier. Sypeck, Mia Foley, James J. Gray, and Anthony H. Ahrens. 2004. "No longer just a pretty face: Fashion magazines' depictions of ideal female beauty from 1959 to 1999." International Journal of Eating Disorders 36(3):342-347. Retrieved March 26, 2010 Available Academic Search Premier.