I have long questioned More's stories about the women who start their own busineses because they are generally about women who are married to rich men or are rich in their own right. I have long lamented the scarcity of women of color in your magazine. But I have kept up my subscription despite those misgivings. I want to be a More reader but I wonder if you really know your reader base as well as you imagine. If you continue to ignore the 60+ female demographic you are going to lose that readership base. Life does not end at 59 1/2 years of age. I hope that you will begin to dedicate more space in More for women who are more than what you seem to give them credit for.
--Gay L. Calhoun
You really seem to have a biased view of the world.
You have a story on page 68 about a women who's whining about the fact that she makes more than her husband and she doesn't think it's fair. He should be spending less, more considerate about how hard she works to make a living. This follows a story about Phylise Sands who hadn't worked for 20 years. You don't mention how her husband felt about her spending, her not earning any income, what she spent on clothes, food, etc. How he funded her startup out of his earnings.
So it is OK for a women to be supported by a man but if it is the other way around the woman says it is not fair.
I like the magazine, but when am I going to see "this is what 60, 70, and 80 looks like" I was fabulous at 50, and turned heads at 60, I am now 69, still going strong....but what the heck will 80 be like?
Let's have some realism here....we live into our 80s. The magazine is really into injecting this and that into our faces and other parts of our bodies. How about some natural beauties? We are surely out there!
The opening paragraph of your editor's letter was such a negative commentary on the phenomenon of aging. Your discouraging remarks about the unstoppability and inevitability of aging is totally incongruous with a magazine whose mission is to celebrate and encourage women over forty. You are correct when you state that we do not have a choice in the matter of growing older but wrong in lamenting that it is something that happens to everyone; it is, indeed, a privilege denied to many.
Why stop beauty & style guides at 50s? I'm 64 & still want to look my best well into my 70s & even 80s! There's no fashion/lifestyle magazine for us older boomers. Maybe you'll be the one?
I am responding to your request for the readers to speak to you. I enjoy the articles and the additional knowledge.
After reading the article on dense breasts, I did not appreciate having to thumb through seven pages of vacation destinations ads to finish reading about this important subject. Really???
Thank you for your time.
I'm writing abt the article abt Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The article contains the words "'sh--" & "fuc---". Quoting or not, I'm not reading Playboy.
Why allow these words --or that sentence in your article? You're an Eng. major…are these words, kind of words, necessary & what do they
add to the article? In magazines, on tv, we are allowing more & more, what used to be 'bad words'. I know the population uses them but
they use them becuz they hear them/read them more often these days. Again, what do they add to anything. Kids use the words becuz
they think its 'cool' & 'grownup'. If they use these words, tell the subject of your article it will not be printed. There are still those of us
who don't really want to see these words in print in your kind of magazine. Does the number of readers increase becuz you use these words?
Certainly there will be one less if it continues.
Shirley HetzerSo disappointed in my MORE subscription. 1. I received the March issue Saturday in mail, hello its April.