Study Finds Marked Rise in Intensely Sexualized Images of Women, not Men



A study by University at Buffalo sociologists has found that the portrayal of women in the popular media over the last several decades has become increasingly sexualized, even "pornified." The same is not true of the portrayal of men.

These findings may be cause for concern, the researchers say, because previous research has found sexualized images of women to have far-reaching negative consequences for both men and women.

... The study will be published in the September issue of the journal Sexuality & Culture and is available online here.