Originally Posted by VitoVino
Right now my legs are pretty muscular from all the mountain biking. I guess the ladies of Good Housekeeping are only interested in looking at other women
who have gotten themselves into shape??
I think they would prefer to use a woman because it's easier for the female readers to see themselves in that woman and believe it could be them than if it was a man.
Thanks to magazines pushing size zeros on us all, most women and girls are now obsessed with losing weight these days whether they need to or not whereas considerably fewer men are as concerned about their appearance or health so it makes sense that they believe this story would appeal more to women readers.
I agree it's a bit sexist - for a start, why is a housekeeping magazine only aimed at women?
- but try not to take it too personally. They just want to ensure that their story appeals to who they think will be reading their magazine.