Capitalist, sexist pigs,” The Economist,, 16 December 2004.

TV On Your Phone,” The Economist,, 13 January 2005.

A photo and a report on a report on reports from the magazineosphere

In a newly fashionable effort to quantify claims about how power is transmitted through words and images, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers and JingYing Zhang, of the College of William & Mary in Virginia, have analysed The Economist’s photographs. Their paper, “A Content Analysis of Sex Bias in International News Magazines”, asks, first, how often are women portrayed compared with men? Second, how often are men and women depicted in a sexual way? For answers, they looked at all the issues of five news magazines, including The Economist, in 2000, and the photographs in The Economist in even-numbered years from 1982 to 2000.


Update: Gaijinbiker links to the free full text study.


-tdaxp 01 February 2005

Update: Fark has picked up the story. Good, but too bad Fark is a fourth-rate site. Better photoshops are at Something Awful. And better girls are at The Economist.

-tdaxp 13 February 2005

Update: Fark is an enjoyable site, and I earn either money nor fame from this blog. But kidding aside, there are some things I really do oppose, including racism and homosexualism, Iraqi terrorists, the Saudis, North Korea, the isolationist Left. and public education.

-tdaxp 13 February 2005 update 2

2 thoughts on “Ideal”

  1. And like any ambitious business blogger, you know that:

    1–nobody ever made a name for himself by praising others,

    2–the high value of click-throughs, and

    3–the amorality of the phrase: “it’s just business”.


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