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Gossip Magazines Chase Women Because It’s What Bitchy Women Demand

by | 16th, February 2008

gossip-magazines.jpg IN “Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Will Be Hounded by the Media,” the New York Times notices that “Men who fall from grace are treated with gravity and distance, while women in similar circumstances are objects of derision, titillation and black comedy.”

“Without a doubt, women get rougher treatment, less sensitive treatment, more outrageous treatment,” says Ken Sunshine, a publicist whose clients include Ben Affleck and Barbra Streisand.

“I represent some pretty good-looking guys, and I complain constantly about the way they’re treated and covered. But it’s absolutely harder for the women I represent.”

“Almost no female magazines will put a solo male on the cover,” says Janice Min, the editor in chief of US Weekly . “You just don’t. It’s cover death. Women don’t want to read about men unless it’s through another woman: a marriage, a baby, a breakup.”

Lee Hackett, managing editor of People magazine says: “If Britney weren’t a mother, this story wouldn’t be getting a fraction of attention it’s getting. The fact that the custody of her children is at stake is the fuel of this narrative. If she were a single woman, bombing around in her car with paparazzi following, it wouldn’t be the same.”

Roger Friedman, an entertainment reporter for , said that female stars tend to make more-compelling stories because “they are more emotional and open” about their problems. Male stars, he said, tend to be “circumspect.”

Keep saying it and you might just belive it yourself. It’s guff. What men and

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