We Hear You! Letters from our June 2011 Issue

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I am so happy that I renewed by subscription for another year, mainly because of stories like Robin Milonas'.  You have done an excellent job of keeping your readers up-to-date on the stories that matter.  When I happened to come across a copy of your magazine a few years ago, the story about a woman who was involved in the prosecuting process of the Rwandan killers was what drew me in.   I've been a subscriber ever since.I have wondered many times of the state of the health of the soldiers when they return home. We expect so much of our military and we must make sure they receive the best support and care possible to address their mental as well as physical needs.    No soldier should have to prove that PTSD has changed their lives.  We are all human, and the mind can take but so much. I never considered PTSD  a sign of weakness, but of strength. How can anyone go through life and not feel something for their fellow man?  Robin is stronger than she thinks and she is doing what she can to enable herself to move on.  The mind can heal. I will keep Mrs. Milonas in my prayers as well as the thousands of others who have witnessed such tragic events.  Kudos to Ms. Farr for her excellent writing.

Wendy Betts

 

I was really enjoying the article about Barbara Bowers Bigford until I came to the line that read "manufacturer in China" ... and then I stopped reading.  Please highlight women who founded companies in America with American labor.  The outsourcing of jobs has contributed to this country's downfall and I am trying my hardest not to support companies who don't invest in America. 

Regina McKay

 

The cover photo of Christy Turlington Burns that I received in my June issue of MORE was not only depressingly bland in color, but I found myself quickly scanning the article  to find out what was “ailing” her.  She looked sickly and emaciated, reminiscent of the Twiggy / Kate Moss look I thought we had all recovered from.  I “get” that the photographer was trying for a stylized look similar to the late Audrey Hepburn, but I was glad that someone at MORE realized the error and changed the cover photo on the newsstand edition. Apologies are due to Ms. Turlington Burns for the error in judgment.

Cindy Minunni, Spencerport NY

 

 

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First Published June 1, 2011

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Jane Dowrick06.28.2011

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Rebecca Holzem06.12.2011

I received a subscription of your mazazine as a gift from my best friend.
I just finished reading the June 2011 Issue. Who is your demographic?? I am confused by the time I reach the end of each issue. In this particular issue, I began reading and felt confident that this magazine was addressed to me - a woman of 45 years. As I continued to read, your magazine ends with a focus on Hollywood's most impressive young stars that range in age from 13 to 28 - if I wanted to read about these "girls", I would pick up a copy of Teen Beat, People, or US. Where is your focus? Is this magazine not for women who range from 35, 40 years and older?
Your cover tag line is - MORE "For Women of Style and Substance". Where is the focus on Women, Style and especially Substance? The fluff piece on women who are still participating in pageants at age 30, 40 and even 50 was something not worth researching let alone including it in any magazine Women of Style and Substance are reading.
Also... Listed on your cover is best SWIMSUITS FOR EVERY SIZE, SHAPE AND BUDGET. However, there is not one single suit shown within the actual article for a woman who is over size 18. Are "plus" size women not inclusive in the demographic you would like to reach with your magazine? Or, are you of the mind-set that women who wear size 18W, 20W, 22W, etc. not interested in Style and fashion?
As a professional woman, I am not a fan of your magazine.

Chellie 06.10.2011

Once again we have another article about a celebrity-activist to inspire us. While I admire Ms. Turlington-Burns using her fame, wealth and privilege to inform the world of maternal health issues, I can't say the same for the author of this story. Why oh why does EVERY celebrity story have to include what the person was wearing during the interview and the ubiquitous "not wearing any make-up" line? Do we need to know, believe or even care about this? Is this statement to establish Ms. Turlington-Burns bonafides as a serious activist? If she were wearing make-up would her cause be less just? Please, please stop reducing women to their appearances in these articles. This is an article about an issue, not make-up and such comments simply detract from the subject of the story. I didn't read anything about Janet"s make-up or lack thereof, the woman who gave birth after walking almost five miles to a birth center If you are about empowering women, empower your writers to leave out physical descriptions that are not crucial to the story.

06.09.2011

I also filled out the survey and had written that I didn't like the picture on the June cover I had received (thought it was bland and boring), and then when I came to the website, I see the beautiful Christy Turlington Burns again but this time, I thought WOW! I so wished I had received THIS magazine. She looks so much more approachable, summery, and genuine, absolutely stunning, and I love the color! I would have been a lot more excited to read the issue had this picture been the introduction.

06.09.2011

I also filled out the survey and had written that I didn't like the picture on the June cover I had received (thought it was bland and boring), and then when I came to the website, I see the beautiful Christy Turlington Burns again but this time, I thought WOW! I so wished I had received THIS magazine. She looks so much more approachable, summery, and genuine, absolutely stunning, and I love the color! I would have been a lot more excited to read the issue had this picture been the introduction.

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