Gino Go | Jellyn Maxion | Joanna Sy | Edlenn Racoma
Discipline: Sexuality, Gender Studies, Advertising
Cosmopolitan Philippines mutes women through the distorted portrayals it publishes every month on its cover. The magazine preserves the patriarchal system by conforming to the notion that “women” and “sex” sell. The Filipino woman has become another version of the phenomenal Barbie Doll, a clear Western standard of beauty. In effect, women are commodified, objectified, and standardized.