We Hear You! Letters from the April Issue

by the More.com Editors

I have had a trial subscription and have been very disappointed.  I am 45 and was expecting a magazine for women my age that would enlighten, educate, and guide me through various life situations, as well as give reasonable beauty, health, and fashion advice. There has only been one article that has been of interest to me in the past five issues.
Women need career advice and career change advice that is applicable to those who aren't already CEOs or Directors.  The average woman does not have a six-figure salary, or even enough savings to get her through the next two months if she were to lose her job.  She may also not have a degree or be able to go back to school.  The average woman also does not have the ability to buy Prada shoes and $1000 blouses.  A guide for those who have to shop discount, consignment, and thrift stores is more realistic, especially in today's economy.  And for those that are single with an average salary, counting on a spouse’s income to bootstrap a new business endeavor or buy expensive clothes is not part of the picture.
Advice for women who are thrown into the charge of caring for elderly and ill parents is another area that you should be covering.  Again, single women trying to juggle a job and elder care have a whole other set of problems.  They may also be beginning to face their own health issues on top of this, with perhaps no health insurance.
The magazine industry is missing one of the largest markets out there by not having something dedicated to the extraordinary average woman.  Just like the clothing industry that doesn't design beautiful clothes for a size 12 or above.  When are you all going to learn?
Renee Nester


Are You Experienced?

I say shame on you for your mischaracterization once again of Ms Sarah Palin as inexperienced.

Please note that she has far more executive experience than your revered Obama.  Your liberal bias is showing and it is quite unbecoming.  Ms Palin has a better understanding of world events and the solutions we need for this country than Obama and his supporting staff of the likes of you and yours - socialists, liberals and liars.

Rita Sharpe



Men You Could Do Without
While I generally love your magazine, the "Men We Love" feature made me sad that some tree had given its life for such drivel. "Men we would go Mrs. Robinson for,” really?  Hard to imagine that you'd have been as comfortable if this was a men’s magazine running a "Women we would go Humbert-Humbert for.” And, "Men we love against our better judgment"?  Julian Assange?  Including him AT ALL considering the multiple sexual misconduct allegations shows truly poor judgment. Definitely not befitting of a magazine "For Women of Style and Substance.”
Vicki Cox, Missoula, MT


I am a 60-year-old woman who was extremely disappointed with your article “Men We Love” in the April edition.  Men who ridicule and bully their ll year old daughters, have histories of drug abuse, use crack cocaine and are habitual womanizers who cheat on their spouses and families (let’s not forget that Monica wasn’t Bill Clintons only fling—can you say Gennifer Flowers?) are hardly men I would ever ‘love’. Adding men who made sex tapes with Playboy models and Julian Assange who drugged up a young girl and had sex with her doesn’t sweeten the pot.

Using those standards, you must have overlooked John Edwards who cheated on his wife and fathered an illegitimate child while his wife was dying of cancer!! Surely we can inspire women of all ages to expect and demand better of the men they respect, love or admire. Let’s not take so lightly the pain and humiliation these men have caused to our female sisters. I found this article to be as disgusting as most of the men it highlighted. Are these the kind of men you would want your daughter to ‘love’ or be involved with.  Not me—not in a million years.

 Jody Meier, Lawton, OK

First Published March 23, 2011

Share Your Thoughts!


Kris Sandhu05.05.2011

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Martha Holden05.01.2011

When my sister gave me a subscription to MORE magazine a few years ago, I was pleasantly surprised with your articles. However, I was so disappointed to see an article like "The New Face-Life Fill'er Up!" in your magazine. Is this what really makes us "Women of Style & Substance"? I think not. What kind of an example and values are we giving to young women with articles such as these? The women featured in the article about Chernobyl are the ones with the real courage, not the ones who need Botox and face lifts. This is REAL life for these women who, despite all odds, have lived their lives with faith and courage through such a horrific disaster. Their white hair, facial wrinkles, and beautiful eyes show more meaning and "substance" to their lives than any woman with a face lift.

Leslie Casper05.01.2011

I have been a subscriber for many years. I found this issue to be extremely disappointing. I agree that the "bad boy" list was in very poor taste, and I disagree with the argument that it was meant to be humorous. It felt like a slap back to "an old boy's club" generation. I also would like to see fewer articles on surgical ways to "improve" ourselves. Let's read More about working with what we have and the faces/bodies we have earned to reach this time in our lives. We can't all be thin, cosmetically designed and wear contacts! Let's get More real!!!

Alice Green04.20.2011

I like to see your fashion feature. It is helpful to how to design dress. I am a 39 year old woman dating a younger man who is 28 young. We met a cougar dating site: Cougarslife.info. He often asks me out. I have a good time in the site.

Hey Gerri: sorry you didn't enjoy the Men We Love list. We were having a bit of fun and that is why we said it was men we love against our better judgement and listed their flaws. We were not meaning for anyone to take these suggestions seriously. Didn't mean to offend

Gerri 04.16.2011

I bought More to read on a plane. I had been curious about the magazine in the past and finally got around to reading an issue. Your "men we love" list was truly offensive and disgusting--chock full of misogynists and abusers, bullies and fools. I was embarrassed to be seen reading it. I won't buy your publication again.

Liz Lucier04.01.2011

I am with Jody Meier...I was absolutely disgusted by your "bad boys" list....number one is a man who verbally abused his daughter...and a rapist on the list. As a domestic abuse survivor, let me tell you, there is nothing appealing or redeeming about abuse. Just because you think someone is "hot" or talented does not take away from their very basic characters. And then the inside photo of Kate Walsh...it belonged in a men's magazine. This issue really rubbed me the wrong way and I really don't think I will be picking up another one.

Stephanie 03.23.2011

I would love to see your food features have animal-free options. Vegan/vegetarian foods have never been more popular, and the variety and options available are infinite. It's way more sin free and skinnified to just do without the meat (and butter and cheese and cream)!
~ Stephanie

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