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We all speak and act from our bodies but what we actually consider as our or other peoples body is very much open to debate The images shift and change threw the times and culture changes and so does the perception of the ideal or politically correct body In the world we live in the body has become a commodity a fetish The appropriate or politically correct image of the body results in its veneration as an ideal and promotes a whole set of values behind the image Therefore it is interesting to look at the ways in which the body is promoted and advertisedOne of the popular images of the body today is the image of the naked female body in reviews such as Playboy Of course this imagery has wider meanings both within the culture where it is produced and reproduced and within the context of something like the American way of life Playboy has increasingly become globalized with the regional editions sporting regional beauties Several issues in Brazil had to be reprinted due to a high demand The imagery from this magazine is interesting because it seems to display the female body usually girls in their late teens or early 20s in a culturally acceptable way Somewhat surprisingly it has been found that many of American females do not object to Playboy the fact that this magazine also has some excellent stories and interviews helps although they would not exactly put the centerfolds on the walls of their rooms They normally do object to more serious magazines of the same type like the Penthouse or Hustler Since I find that the basic imagery is the same the question that seems to be worth asking here is how is this different imagery mediated What is it within the specific culture that makes some representations of the human in this case female body more or less acceptableThe answer to this question depends to a
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