The Focus on Physical Appearances in Gender-Specific Magazines

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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...
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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%
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