Race and beauty: a comparison of Asian and Western models in women's magazine advertisements

An extensive literature has evolved over the past 30 years that describes how gender portrayals in advertisements mirror gender roles in society.


Women and weight: gendered messages on magazine covers

Feminist researchers have repeatedly reported on the significant role that the media play in the construction of the "beauty ideal".


Self made & paid! The new Black Power Movement is entrepreneurship, and African-American women are starting businesses in record numbers. But we need to stay in the game to win. Sister CEOs share lessons in longevity

WHO DOESN'T LOVE THE IDEA OF BEING IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF? OF RUNNING YOUR OWN SHOP, calling the shots, managing assets (and maybe people), and making money as unlimited as your talents and enterprise?


Media giant championed women

He's been called a legend, a hero, a visionary, a pioneer. Some revere him as a business leader, media giant and role model. John H. Johnson was all of these and so much more.


Face time: looking for a fantastic facial? We combed the country and discovered some exceptional salons and spas for women of color - Beauty THE BUZZ: This medically based clinic is a haven for spa aficionados in search of serious skin care. The staff (which includes a good number of African-Americans) is a mix of physicians, laser specialists, aestheticians and nurses.


Sex & Love

From girls

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.

Playing with race

Playing with race: on the edge of edgy sex, racial BDSM excites some and reviles othersMollena Williams is gregarious, the kind of woman who makes a point of saying, "How are you today?" to the Walgreens cashier.

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.