#87 Media – Magazine Ads

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Name two media methods that are shaping the message
  2. Name any gender stereotypes that are portrayed
  3. Say how the portrayal in the ad is harmful


Think About This First

  •  You can find other questions and considerations about analyzing a print advertisement here


Having the Conversation


Start Here:

What are some things you see in this magazine ad that are media tools?

Is there something about the person in the ad, the message they are sending, the lighting, the text? What are the things that stand out the most to you?

What are these things saying?



Do you see any gender stereotypes in this ad?

What makes you aware of the stereotype?

Is there more than one?

What do you think the message is about this person?


Keep Talking:

What are the harmful parts of the ad?

What kinds of things are limiting in terms of gender and stereotypes?

What are some ways you see this?

What are ways that you can notice this and not just take it in?

How important do you think it is to analyze ads like this in order to see what the underlying meanings are?

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