We Hear You! Letters from Our February 2013 Issue

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by MORE • Editors
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Darn it, Lesley.  You made me cry in public at 37,000 feet over somewhere the other night when I read your editorial called Dreams from my daughter.

I, too, am getting ready to send our daughter off to college in the fall and I am so not ready although she is and that's what matters most.

Attached is a letter I wrote a couple of years ago when she turned 16 and flew off on a vacation by herself.  When it was my turn to go off to college I never looked back, I never thought about how my parents felt, I just kept going and loved every minute of my freedom and my new life ahead of me.  So, that's what I keep reminding myself about so I can get through what will be a very difficult time when we pull away and leave her at school in August.

LOVE your magazine, LOVE your editorials, and keep up the great writing and articles, etc.
--Nancy Nachman-Silverman

 I received MORE as a Christmas gift. It is so different from other "women's" magazines. the articles are insightful and I want to read every one of them.  More has so much more than lipstick ads and what dress will look well on hippy figures. Please continue this good work- You have me for life!!

I read with great interest the very informative subject article, presenting statistics, percentages, and heartfelt comments from both sides of the issue.  I may have overlooked it, but one large number missing was that of the 55,000,000 lives that have been aborted.  As I watched the Walk for Life on EWTN, I felt that number should have been included in the article.
 --Norma T. Dite

My assistant and I were excited when we discovered our first issue of More, thinking it would be a good magazine for patients in our small midwestern clinic. After reading the February 2013 issue, however, I was disappointed. We have a lot of older patients who would have been shocked by the short article that translated the beautiful words of past writers into ugly sexting. I realize this magazine is for younger, more sexually liberal women, but you would likely sell more copies with the good articles you have would speak to every woman.
--Cheryl Hodde

I’m a big fan/ supporter of MORE. I thrilled at the arrival of a new month of pages to read.
This arrival like no other, I instantly view most pages & stop when instantly interested & know that I will review every page at a later date. The current issue Vol. 16 , Jan. 2013: Roe verses Wade. I cannot even read the pages....
How can ANYONE tell me what to do with my body! Not a man or Dr., nobody. My Husbands sister is a born again & preaches against pro choice. I am constantly disgusted that some women approve control of others choice.
I recently had a friend that had never voted due to upbringing & no interest. Because I told him about the right for women to have a choice. He voted for the 1st time at 40 years old because of my explanation & his understanding that NOBODY should tell anyone that they cannot choose what to do with their body. I was so proud to have influenced a vote.
Go Democrats, protect the female CHOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--Pro female choice

I was really disappointed to see the piece called "If great poets sexted..."  This was in bad taste, and I am sure that many of your readers found it to be downright offensive.

The Roe v Wade article was really interesting, but I can't understand why the editors did not remove the name of the physician that was mentioned in Ginger Thew's submission.  Publishing his name could put him and/or his staff in danger.  

Please use more common sense when reviewing what to publish in this magazine.  
--Jane Shepard

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Suzanne Gay03.23.2013

I am a bit behind in my reading and only recently read the February edition. I was very disappointed and surprised by the article "If great poets had sexted..." I felt it was way out of line for More magazine and would be more fitting for Cosmo. Please reconsider this type of article before it makes the cut in a future More.

Crol 03.17.2013

I was informed that I had won a daily prize. That is great news! However, the notification didn't specify what type of gift card it is. Could you please enlighten me? My granddaughter is so excited about all of this. My address is carolmaloney33@yahoo.com. This may not be the correct forum for this but Iwas not given a contact address. Thank you.(And by the way, I do love the magazine!)

I'm very saddened by the "If great poets had sexted..." article by Linda Yellin. I'm a poet of over 40 years and have a great love of reading and poetry. I thought the Sext comments were vulgar and disheartening. I am so disappointed to read this in More Magazine. I read this mag because it is appropriate for over 40 women, who are classier and more elegant than this type of junk. Please reconsider printing crap in the future.

Ginger Thew03.10.2013

RE: Jane Shepard's response to Roe v Wade
To your commenter Jane Shepard, First of all, thank you very much for your concern for the doctor & his staff's well being after his name was in print as an abortion doctor. Unfortunately Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in his church on May 31, 2009 by an extreamist anti-choice. While I apprecieate your concern of using his name for fear of extreamists, it is the same reason I fear putting my name out there. After long discussion with my family, I chose to let my full name be known. I am in a small town. I sit in a pew every weekend. I shop the same stores. I am your neighbor. I can't be "annonymous".
Thank you for your concern ~
Ginger Thew

CoryM 02.21.2013

As I am currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer, I found the article about targeted cancer treatments very interesting. While they won't help me, any step forward is good. The next step needs to be a diagnostic test for ovarian cancer. Currently, there aren't any, a situation that is unbelievable in 2013. I was one of the lucky ones, mine was discovered along with uterine cancer both at stage 2, so my prospects for recovery are excellent.


Please sign the last comment "Anonymous" or "Name Withheld", for my grandmother's protection. Thank you!


RE: Roe V Wade 40 year anniversary article.
My 91-year-old grandmother was raped in 1936 when she was 14. For 77 years she has not been able to speak about the abuse without clamming up and/or bursting into tears as she leaves the room.
She delivered a beautiful baby girl (my mother) and her immigrant parents (my great-grandparents) from Italy raised her with love and commitment. It's unimaginable to me what would have happened to the four ensuing generations if my teen-aged grandmother had "chosen" to abort.
Forty years since Roe V Wade and 50+ million little ones later it's still and always will be a hot-button for most Americans. By the way, I think it's interesting to note (and should have been included in the article) that Norma McCorvey, now a staunch Pro-Life advocate, has dedicated her life to seeing that Roe is overturned. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/woman-behind-roe-v-wade-im-dedicating...


My name is Nicole and I am the Customer Service Manager for Dahn Yoga. I would like to thank Ms. MacKenzie for her objectivity and not following the popularity of hearsay. We understand and accept that past litigation involves claims that would make interesting reading and generate considerable media coverage. However, none of claims have held up in court. As did I many, many years ago, I am impressed that she simply tried our class and drew from her own experience. Also, as a previous manager of a fitness club and a participant in many programs, I have finally reached a peaceful conclusion that a mix of activities, with Dahn Yoga as the foundation, keeps me in the best possible healthy condition. I do not look or feel my age of 52. I am very happy I did not follow what was written about Dahn so very many years ago. I will be following your magazine henceforth. Again, thank you.

Lada 02.03.2013

re your "Asia Major" feature on pages 80-87: what were you thinking?! The platform "shoes", esp. on p. 82-3 are ridiculous, stupid, and dangerous. They're pretty to keep on display, but would a sane, intelligent woman actually first of all buy them, at those prices, then wear them?! C'mon. We're smarter than that.

Today is my first time reading through your site and I really so far have enjoyed it very much. I'm older 66 still working full time, and I was looking to find something that is interesting to me. Although my birth certificate says I'm 66 my brian still thinks I 56, thus just looking at your content, it's going to be fun and informative. I wrote my first article already, and now I'm ready to read and comment on some great looking stories. Dorothy


Regarding Roe v. Wade: I don't believe that ANY child is unwanted, even the special needs children. That could be confirmed by every adoption agency in the county with long waiting lists of parents who want these children. I think it is tragic to tell a woman that her child has no place in this world. Every life cut short by abortion for the convenience of another is a terrible waste. - Debbie in Florida

Michelle 01.27.2013

I read your article on Dahn yoga & was enthusiastic. I even ordered the DVD! Then I did some research online. The "creator" & his chain of studios have been the subject of multiple lawsuits (including sexual abuse of emotionally vulnerable young women) across the nation. They have been likened to a cult & are definitely high pressure sales people. Practitioners of all walks of traditional yoga call it a farce. If you had done fifteen minutes of research, you would never have included this in your magazine. I'm disappointed.


I am extremely concerned that the author of "Boredom Busing Workouts" did not do sufficient research on Dahn Yoga before recommending it to readers. Dahn is extremely controversial and has been implicated in cult actives and settled several lawsuits out of court for abuses to its followers, including a wrongful death suit. There are documentaries and numerous articles and exposes about this yoga practice that requires immense time and monetary commitments from its followers. Please, please please do more research!!!

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