Women and Sex: Messages Women's Magazines Present to Readers
This study will examine the portrayals of women's sexuality and sexual behaviors appearing in popular women's magazines. Through the analyzation of feature articles from popular women's magazines, the study will demonstrate how feminist and modern the messages about women's sexuality are. The study will consider Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Ms. Magazine, as they represent three very different demographics of readership. In addition, the sample articles will be selected for the years 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007. Therefore it can be determined if the magazine messages have changed over the years.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Women, Sex, Magazines