#NotBuyingIt: GQ’s “Woman of the Year” Cover

by Imran Siddiquee


On the multiple covers of their latest issue, all of GQ’s “men of the year” are dressed exactly the same, while their singular “woman of the year” – singer Lana Del Rey – is not dressed at all. The implication is that the men here are valuable for something beyond what they look like (since they are all presented almost identically), but that the woman is valuable only for what she looks like (since she is visually presented so differently from the others).

It’s not the first time, this year, that GQ has relied on the hyper-sexualization and objectification of women on their cover. So let GQ know that you’re not buying their continued efforts to demean women by sending them a tweet: