Their paper, “He’s a Laker; she’s a ‘looker’: The consequences of gender-stereotypical portrayals of male and female athletes by the print media,” was originally published in the interdisciplinary journal Sex Roles. According to Knight, currently a graduate student in the industrial/organizational psychology program at Rice University, their research found that “when media focus on more peripheral aspects, like attractiveness or marital status, people de-value women as athletes.”

Allure, which is geared toward “the professional modern woman interested in fashion, beauty and fitness,” has a national circulation of more than 875,000.


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