Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 1 month ago

Why do women’s magazines often feature and promote a skinny, anorexic, under weight look in women?

While men’s magazines tend to feature more toned, curvy, healthy looking, height/weight proportional women.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Many women see that skinny anorexic look as being the ideal figure. Most men view a more athletic, healthy figure as ideal.  The magazines targeted toward men and women reflect this difference.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Women's magazines are run by women who think being a skeleton is beautiful.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    These so called "men's" magazine are usually edited and often run by women. They are showing us what THEY think we want to see. In reality they are creating an "ideal" image for us to try for.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just did a quick search for recent fashion covers. Do please point out the "anorexic" models. If anything our current culture promotes obesity.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Gay men and former female models run the fashion industry. Gay men, especially, favor female models who look like young boys (i.e very skinny.) Straight men tend to prefer healthy looking women with shapely breasts, slim waist, and toned, curvy butt.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Psychological manipulation.

    They want to make women feel bad about themselves, so it is easier to sell them stuff. That's capitalism for ya

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You mean like sports illustrated that put in their magazine a transgender that no man wanted there and a woman that got mocked by men on twitter for building up her legs and butt to some huge unnatural size? lol

    Btw, most men don't prefer toned women. For example, most men don't like women with visible abs, biceps, shoulder muscles and leg muscles. Look at the most popular porn stars and you will notice that none of them are toned. They are all skinny, but they are not toned. 

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