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Learning activity Inscribing gender grade correction

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Inscribing gender Learning Activity 6/6/2008
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Learning activity: Inscribing Gender Look through 4 women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Elle, etc (you may choose to substitute 2 women’s magazines with 2 men’s magazines). Read through the magazine and fill in the chart below for the number of articles for each topic found. What do you observe? What role do these magazines play in women’s (and men’s) perception of body and self? Be sure to include references. Magazine Makeup Clothes Hair Sex/ Dating Dieting Food Home Work Politics Harper’s Bazaar June 2008 3 21 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
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Glamour June 2008 7 14 3 5 2 2 1 0 3 Cosmopolitan May 2008 7 8 3 18 1 0 0 2 2 Marie Claire April 2008 6 13 1 2 1 0 0
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5 3 Total 23
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56Wow! Good intro Yes Yes, this is where we reach a socio-economic divide. Correct, and more than likely people will let you know this. Good questions. Because they are in print people assume they know what they are talking about (even if they do not). Good! And, would women really be able to get ahead by crying? Yes Great observation. 8 26 5 2 2 7 8
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This chart was very interesting and open mind opening. I have been reading these kinds of magazines for years and I never realized how flagrant it is to see how “fashion magazines […] focus on beauty, attracting and satisfying men, self-improvement, and (occasionally) work and politics.” (Shaw & Lee, 2007, p. 511). We can clearly see that Harper’s Bazaar , Glamour and Marie Claire “emphasiz[e] on fashion and makeup” (Shaw & Lee, 2007, p. 511) while Cosmopolitan is “emphasizing [on] sexuality and relationships with men” (Shaw & Lee, 2007, p. 511). Wow! Good intro Yes Yes, this is where we reach a socio-economic divide. Correct, and more than likely people will let you know this. Good questions. Because they are in print people assume they know what they are talking about (even if they do not). Good! And, would women really be able to get ahead by crying? Yes Great observation.
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In these entire magazines we see clearly that the editors are trying to give us “images [that] are flawless and give the illusion of absolute perfection” (Shaw & Lee, 2007, p. 229). In this chart we have counted the number of articles for each area. For
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