As a subscriber, I was greatly dismayed to see "fish leather" promoted on page 19 (moreNOW!) as a "sustainable alternative to animal and reptile skins." Research indicates that fish can feel pain just as much as any other animal species. . .and for those who are unaware, fish DO experience horrible suffering from being trawled, hooked, or handled for any reason that humans will try to justify. With so many great faux skins, we don't NEED perch pumps. Come on, More, beauty is also all about compassion for others, whether they're human or non. Vanity at the expense of another's suffering is just plain cruel, materialistic, and not very progressive in our evolution towards becoming better human beings and informed women. Thanks, but I'll stick to my faux zebra pumps and leave the fish alone.
Las Vegas, NV
I just read your editors letter and want to commend you, not that you need it, you are clearly a strong capable women. I bought my first issue of the magazine last year, in anticipation of turning 40, the whole turning 40 thing really had my hair on fire! There was a story in it titled "Bunting". In hind sight I can tell you that was the greatest piece of information I got my hands on all year. I am a single mother of two teenagers and have raised them by myself with no financial help, a girl(19) and a boy(15), I am also a business women in a man's industry. Many, many times over the years I have had to remind myself to keep my head down and keep moving forward, that in the end perseverance and patience would payoff. That story in your magazine really brought that home for me. I have shared with several strong business women friends as well as several men friends, as a matter of fact I shared it with a football coach who passed it on to the entire team. The whole wanting more thing is dead on and so achievable. 40 is fine......
I received the June issue today & thought "oh great! Something to curl up with tonight after a long, hard & very stressful month." But to no avail, articles on beauty queens & Anne Heche could not keep my attention. PLEASE-with all the important issues happening in our country, we want "MORE" from a magazine than that.
I had not read MORE for a year or two, but picked up a copy of the June 2011 issue and read it last night. Your editorial describes the many facets of personal reinvention, from the small (seedlings and cakes) to the grand (a documentary on maternal health). I wish that you had included the reinvention, required by circumstance and history, which is still underway for Lt. Colonel Milonas. Her continued fight to return to mental and emotional health, when contrasted with Ms. Burns' ability to leave home and children for her documentary, puts into sharp perspective the difference between necessary and voluntary reinvention. You must be aware that many women in this country are more like Lt. Col. Milonas than they are Ms. Burns: required to reinvent themselves because previous vocational skills are now obsolete, financial insecurity, or as direct or indirect victims of the effects of war. To do the topic of reinvention justice, at this time in our nation's history, both types should be acknowledged openly. Otherwise, your magazine of style and substance becomes one of style only.
Margaret B. Jumonville