My first paragraph (about men having more money to buy stuff and power in industries to influence their products) is just historical fact. Men DO have more money than women (putting aside the reasons why that is), men have had more money than women for many generations, and men have traditionally run nearly all businesses, especially big corporations that put out things like magazines, books, and produce TV shows. So the men will decide what gets made based on who is buying the product (which is usually men). There's a reason by demographics have always focused on 18-30 year old men: they have disposable cash. I still disagree that men are more visually oriented than women. Women's magazines have articles about sex, along with pictures of hunky guys with big muscles and elaborate photo spreads for fashion or decor. Women have traditionally been raised to care more about their image, clothes, makeup, hairstyle, etc. and studies have shown women (because of their cultural upbringing) are more aware of the fine details in their surroundings. The real debate we're having isn't whether or not men or women are more stimulated or intrigued by the things they see, but whether or not there's ample sexual content (from racy ads to straight-up porn) being targeted to them and why that is. Women enjoy those things just as much as men, but generations of conditioning from society tells them not to or at least not to express that publicly. Again...why do you think Fabio became a celebrity when he was just a romance novel model? It wasn't because the books were good. Conversely, men are also just as stimulated by text as women. Men's magazines like Maxim are full of articles and not just pictures for a reason.