Crappy Sexist Magazines: Maxim vs Cosmo

In: Culture

25 Jan 2011

Darren Barefoot compared the words that appeared on the covers of three years of Maxim magazine to three years of Cosmopolitan. Can you tell which of the below are which? 



His post identifies several interesting observations, as do the related comments over at Sociological Images.

For comparison, here is a cloud from Cosmopolitan in the 1970s:


1 Response to Crappy Sexist Magazines: Maxim vs Cosmo



March 2nd, 2011 at 10:50 am

I am disturbed by the fact that Maxim is using the term girl and not woman. Using the term “girls” in a publication that overtly sexualizes females is creepy.

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