The Gq Website By Six Distinct Pages : Style, Grooming, Entertainment, News, Video, And Essay

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The GQ website is headed by six distinct pages: Style, Grooming, Entertainment, News, Video, and Women — the later of which has the description: “Interviews and pictures of hot women, including models…” As with many other men’s magazines, women are represented at best as objects of desire, and at worst as attractive people who are self-involved, suggestive, and unintellectual. For centuries, in art, literature, and now media, women have typically been represented one of two ways: as a mother (originally as the Madonna) or as a sex symbol (originally as the Magdalene). The symbol of women as the Magdalene has persisted to both the images and content of GQ’s interviews with models and other influential young women, which are featured on their website, and, presumably, in their magazines. Firstly, the headlines with which each woman’s interview is listed on the GQ website are always related to the attractiveness of the women, and of how their sensuality suits men. For example, some interview headlines include “Danish Model Nina Agdal: Your Monday Afternoon Pick-Me-Up,” “Model Sarah Stephens Deserves Your Full Attention (and a Follow),” and “Let Rose Bertram Teach You ALL About Instagram.” Each of these headlines evaluate the effect these women will have on the reader rather than on the actual merits of each of these women. Furthermore, each of these headlines are suggestive in how they describe the women as effecting the reader, implying a physical rather than mental

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