Images of women in general interest and fashion magazine advertisements from 1955 to 2002

Every day people are bombarded by visual advertisements that encourage them to buy particular products or services. However, these images also act as socializing agents that influence our attitudes.


9,877 women want you: we asked readers of Shape magazine's Web site what exactly they find so appealing about a fit man.

* Jessica, 32 It's just the way he stands and holds himself--a fit man knows he can take on the world. * Sue, 24 A strong, fit man makes a woman feel more feminine. * Lindsey, 30 Even the smallest movements--like holding a glass.


Images of women's sexuality in advertisements: a content analysis of Black- and White-oriented women's and men's magazines

The average person in the United States is exposed to over 3,000 advertisements per day (Kilbourne & Jhally, 2000); these permeate our society through such media as television, magazines, billboards, and internet banners.


Speak to us, Jennifer: cover-girl semiotics is big business and can make or break a magazine. But what are the stars' images saying—and to whom?

What does Jennifer Aniston say to you? If the most detail you can summon up is "choppy hair, Friends, Brad Pitt", you're probably not a member of the magazine-buying public. Aniston is cover-girl magic; put her on the front of your title.


Chinese women's magazine renews controversy with naked man meal A women's magazine in southwestern China has shot tapes of a two-hour feast served on a naked man's body in response to a flap last year over a Japanese restaurant in China that served sushi on women's bodies, the event organizer said Monday.


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From girls into women: scripts for sexuality and romance in Seventeen magazine, 1974-1994In this article, I examine how young women's sexual subjectivity has been depicted and shaped over two decades in Seventeen.

All for him

All for him: articles about sex in American lad magazinesIn May of 2003, Wal-Mart elected to cease the sale of three popular magazines--Maxim, Stuff, and FHM.

Total Sex

Total Sex: stimulating and educational samples from our new book - of course - comments on the book 'Total Sex: Men's Fitness Magazine's Complete Guide to Everything Men Need to Know and Want to Know About Sex' - Cover StoryThe weak of heart, the hypersensitive and the politically correct should not read this real-world-oriented section.

Psychosexual correlates

Psychosexual correlates of viewing sexually explicit sex on television among women in the NetherlandsDuring the last decade, the amount of sexually explicit programs on both public and commercial Dutch television has increased enormously.

Girl Force

Girl ForceThere is no question that women have moved forward in the world. Just a few decades ago, the hope for most women has been that...