Sociology Article Review

Additionally, several of the women's magazine covers were found to have conflicting messages, "For example, a magazine might show a picture of an ice-cream cake with a message that says 'Ice-Cream Extravaganza!' next to an exercise message that says 'Trim Your Thighs in 3 weeks!'aE (Malkin, Wornian, Chrisler 652). Furthermore, the research discovered that a majority of the body enhancing messages were strategically placed near other messages that would bring about the idea that enhancing ones body or being the ideal women, would lead to a happier life and with better control of the people in it. Case in point,

"By their positioning of messages of magazine covers, magazines may imply that losing weight or changing the shape of one's body will lead to a better life. For example, messages such as 'Get the Body you Want' placed next to 'How to get your husband to Really Listen' and 'Lose Ten Pounds' placed next to 'Ways to make your Life Easier, Happier, and Better' may g



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