I admire Alexandra Starr's writing and enjoyed her article, "The New Founding Mothers." A wonderful article about a state whose singular women rightfully deserve attention.
However, I could not help think about Jeannette Rankin the first woman in Congress elected in 1916 and 1940 from Montana. She was a true pacifist who voted against the WWI vote and the declaration of war against Japan. Jeanette's individual life was full of firsts also.
I remember Bella Abzug speaking about her disappointment in women's response to the challenges during the 70's and 80's. My wish is for more historical stories of inspiration for the women of today.
Thank you for the article.
The reason I subscribed to MORE originally was because it was touted to be a magazine designed for women over 40. Like my friends I was tired of the cliché publications focusing on the younger generation - good as they are they just didn't speak to us any longer. However, I've noticed on several of your magazine covers that you STOP showing women over 50. I'm sure you're aware that baby boomers are the fasted growing age group - so many more turning 65 everyday. And not only are we active (I’m 62, do boot camp, golf, swimming, yoga and Zumba weekly and my Mom who is 84, does Pilates and yoga weekly) we also have the financial means to support your advertisers. So my friends and I would like to see a bigger focus on the active 60+ women, new careers, relationship advice, fashion, beauty and health. Thanks for listening!
I have been a More subscriber since I was in my 40's. I am now in my early 60's.
More was initially designed for women in their 40's, 50's and 60's. Most women's magazines were geared to women in their 20's and 30's and still are. More was unique, and the magazine realized that as women aged they were more established in their careers, had the desire to read about successful women in their age group, see models in their age group wearing the clothes they wanted to buy and hearing about make up, body issues and other beauty tips applicable to their age group.
I have noticed that More Magazine has shifted its focus now to concentrate its articles for women in their 30's, 40's and 50's. I am very disappointed each month to see this shift continue. Why did More decide to eliminate women in their 60's? Except for Model Contest selection of a 71-year-old woman, there was a 30 yr. old, 40 year old and 50 year old. Why include a 30 year old and eliminate a 60 year old?
I also noticed with regret that the magazine has eliminated its articles that I loved on cooking/food and travel.
I was very disappointed when your folks decided to include 30-somethings in MORE magazine. Frankly, so many mags already address issues for the 'younger' woman. The only reason I can see that you've included the 30-somethings in MORE is to increase your advertising income. Seeing 'How To Age Well at 30......." on the November cover and 'Your Best Hair at 30............" on the December cover reminds me of Glamour, InStyle, Cosmo, Self, Shape................you seem to be morphing into one of the pack. Working Mom stories and having it all - for the 30-year old just starting out - will be the next slew of stories that will probably have me cancelling after all these years. I read them all when I WAS 30!! And I'll be mourning the loss of a long-time friend as I cancel.