Active Men, Idle Women Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Active Men, Idle Women
An analysis of the male and female body images conveyed in the Vogue and GQ magazines.
# 133805 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Advertising (Gender Issues) , Sociology (Media and Society)

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This paper attempts to decipher messages on body images in the popular magazines Vogue and GQ. The paper aims to prove that male ads tend to focus on the man's practical ability (driving, carving, working), while the ads for women focus almost exclusively on the model's beauty (especially in repose). In order to prove this, the paper analyzes two ads from Vogue and another two from GQ.

From the Paper:

"I. Introduction A. The role of magazine ads in enforcing body images. B. The necessity to compress a great deal of information in one or few pages C. The thesis: Male ads tend to focus on a man's functional worth while ads for women inordinately emphasize the woman's aesthetic value. II. GQ Ads A. Versace suit ad 1. The office setting..."

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