Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Sociologists Still Read 'Rolling Stone'

"A provocative new study tends to confirm that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even 'pornified.'… The new study uses the covers of Rolling Stone magazine from 1967 to 2009 to measure changes in the sexualization of men and women in popular media over time."

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dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

Global hotting.

Moff (#28)

And yet women not in the popular media are getting fatter. DAMMIT, NOTHING GOES RIGHT FOR US.

LondonLee (#922)

They only read it for the articles.

Abe Sauer (#148)

So, the editor intentionally torpedoed that whole thing by choosing a lesbian-suggestive stock photo, right?

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@Abe Sauer- Henceforth, you will be known in the media and in our hearts as BAbe.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Even the scary wommyn on Fox News have that cookie-cutter porny hair.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@scroll_lock Fascist tv newswomen all over the world gots to look alike! One world, one horrible fantasy.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@dntsqzthchrmn- It's even funnier when the oldest ones are doing it. Not desperate at allllll.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Right, that tears it. They are now OFFICIALLY approving grants for shit I could tell you.

caw_caw (#5,641)

Those scientists. So cutting edge. Who could have known this except for anyone in America who watches tv, reads magazines or goes outside from time to time.

dep (#24,108)

A brief review of recent covers of Cat World would suggest the same conclusion about our feline friends.

@dep: The same methodology applied to National Geographic suggests a decline in sexualization. (I grew up on African tits).

What's wrong with being sexy?

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@Clarence Rosario- I think they object to Jim Lehrer's steadfast refusal to cooperate.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@scroll_lock: Paging Team Jim Lehrer Slash Fiction. No, wait, sorry guys.

Moff (#28)

@Clarence Rosario: Well, you should have seen the cover they wanted to do! It wasn't a glove, believe me.

Bittersweet (#765)

@Clarence Rosario: A greased, naked woman with a dawg collah, on all fowahs…ah never mind.

Divorce costs! And Jann can't get that $700 million figure out of his head

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Now that's what I call progress!

City_Dater (#2,500)

They needed a study for this?! My waxing lady was on about this years ago: "Brazilian?! Ha! I am from Brazil and we don't do this. Is PORN wax!"

I'm still scarred from the first photo of britney spears on Rolling Stone and that furry little trail down her stomach.

I blame Dr. Hook for objectifying Rolling Stone covers as passive vessels for our entertainment.

LondonLee (#922)

If they'd used Playboy for this study they will have found that women are becoming less sexualized as real flesh-and-blood specimens of the species are replaced by shiny androids with all the sex appeal of a chair.

DMcK (#5,027)

Remember when you found your dad's stash of provocative studies?

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

Does anyone else get Rolling Stone sent to them for free/no reason? I don't even want that parody of itself, so I sharpie up peoples' faces. I'm an adult.

throwaway style (#8,213)

Is it weird that I essentially did the same study for my thesis, only with Spin (because the library's damaged microfilm copies of RS were indecipherable)?

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