I subscribe to MORE and enjoy the articles, but I have one complaint. I find the print to be very small and difficult to read. I don’t know the age of your average reader, but I am in my sixties and cannot read some of your articles (even with my reading glasses). I know that after the age of 40 most women are using glasses for close reading, and I’m guessing that I’m not the only one having this problem. Maybe I’m the only one to bring it to your attention. So thanks for listening.
Keep up the good work . . . the articles are useful and relevant (love the humor also).
--Sue Bratton, Canton, Ohio
I very much enjoyed your latest article regarding the landmark legislation Title IX. My daughter benefited greatly from this legislation not only in her athletic career as a Division I athlete but also in the educational opportunities that were open to her because of its passage. I made sure that she was aware of how Title IX gave her a broader world of opportunities. I wanted her to know much different her life would be if she lived the world of narrow opportunities that was mine as a girl before this revolutionary legislation.
One of Title IX's lesser-known elements is the equal access to educational programs for either sex. Enrollment in shop classes, mechanical drawing, ROTC and home economics is no longer segregated by gender. Equal access is also extended to the pregnant teen. Gone are the days when a pregnant teen was forced to drop out of school. Title IX requires access to educational programs for even those students who now have the added responsibility of a child. These young women now have the chance to earn their high school diplomas and be on a more equal footing in the job market and as an educated parent.
Today's young women often do not know the struggles that went before them to achieve equal access and therefore do not know that powerful forces are eager to eliminate the oversight that has kept Title IX alive. Our previous president attempted to eliminate or eviscerate Title IX. We are only beginning to see the fruits of Title IX and must continue to be vigilant or risk losing one of our most empowering pieces of legislation for gender equity.
--Mary Jander Roberts
The article “Lethal Weapon” highlights a very real problem that is not getting enough attention. About three years ago, my brother-in-law had rotator cuff surgery. He became addicted to oxycodone, receiving multiple 30-day prescriptions from three different doctors. He struggled with the addiction and went through detox. We thought he was clean, but he relapsed this year and went through another detox program around Easter. He died suddenly eight days ago from a massive heart attack. He was 48. Among some family members, it is thought that the damage to his heart was caused by the prescription drugs and drugs used for detox, which I believe was methadone. He leaves behind a wife and two children, along with his own parents. Our lives are forever changed due to the decisions that his doctors made.
--Laura Cosgriff, Cleveland
LOVE the "Meet the MORE staff" page! What a great gratitude and desire/goals listing, lovely eclectic mix of folks! Also, really enjoy content, marketing and mantra for women of "style and substance" as the theme so resonates to the empowered woman. I've also enjoyed participating in this year's MORE Beauty Search 2012 contest; it's been such fun! All the best to every participant and much gratitude to the staff for the time and effort in choosing winners. Looking forward to outcome, announcement and continued best of MORE!
I was very disappointed in your article “Return of the Gender Card” and feel that it betrays the true issue. The issue is not a woman’s right to birth control but who is paying for it. This was never mentioned in the article by Christina Bellantoni and indicates to me that she and your readers have been seriously misled. If I agree that a woman has the right to decide for herself if she will take birth control or have an abortion, that’s one thing, but if as a woman I don’t believe in one or both, why should I be forced to pay for it for someone else? Isn’t it my right not to?