Rolling Stone over-sexualizes women, says study. Under-sexualizes men, says us.

A new look at magazines' double standards-
A new, very unsurprising study finds that women are hyper-sexualized on magazine covers. A group of University of Buffalo sociologists looked at over 1,000 ... more 
A new look at magazines' double standards-
A new, very unsurprising study finds that women are hyper-sexualized on magazine covers. A group of University of Buffalo sociologists looked at over 1,000 different covers of Rolling Stone through the decades and found that in recent years, female cover subjects have become markedly more suggestive and less clothed.

What isn't touched on in the study (but should have been) is why so many covers featuring men are so NOT suggestive, at least from the neck down. In the past year, issue after issue of the iconic rock mag features head-shot close-ups of men. Many are over 60, a few are dead, and hardly any are posing in their underwear like Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry have done in recent months. less 
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