I used to subscribe to your magazine. I was very excited about a publication for older women. It quickly occurred to me, however, that I am not at all like the woman you are trying to reach. You seem to cater exclusively to career women who make selfish decisions all about themselves. I pity the families of these women, if they have any. I can't imagine anyone wanting to be with the harridans you seem to chase. I have a college degree. I am a published author. I chose to work part-time and raise our son. I am happy and aging beautifully. Why don't you ever write or publish anything for women like me. It's all about choice you know. We don't all have to be carbon copies of each other. I originally dropped my subscription when you profiled a 50-something career woman who attributed her line-free face to her night cream. Come on. Really. But my decision was confirmed when I read that awful article by that awful women who chose to publicly decry dog ownership. I might have felt a little better about it if the author said she gave some money to an animal charity, or advocated the spaying and neutering of pets. Something. Anything. But, no. Let's just euthanize all the pets and have perfect homes and perfect clothes. She is gross. You are gross. Women are allowed to be selfish and think of themselves but not like this. You just don't get it. You're like a rat in a maze running, running in an endless circle to have more and be more but you'll never really be good enough or creative enough because your moral compass is all wrong. I would guess most of your readers are divorced. As a retired abortion provider and women's health expert I would like to voice my concern regarding the words "pro life". All abortion providers and pro choice supporters are "pro life". We prefer to use "anti - choice" to describe those against pro choice issues. I am a mother, a giver of life, though I, too, once had an abortion. As a health care provider I saved and nourished the lives of my patients. Because I believed in a woman's right to choose, and in many cases facilitated that choice, does not make me any less pro life. I AM pro "life of the pregnant woman". I even spent many years practicing obstetrics and cherished working with women who were continuing their pregnancies. We in the Prochoice movement love our sisters and support them in whatever choice they make. We are just as "pro life " as anyone but we believe in the CHOICE. Therefore, anyone who does not support the abortion choice is more accurately labeled "anti-choice". That is how we in the choice movement prefer to speak of those against women's reproductive rights. I hope in the future you will use the correct terms as pro life alienates those if us committed to choice and life.
Hello More magazine: I've been a subscriber for several years now, and for the most part have enjoyed your magazine each month. A suggestion for you: perhaps it's time for to to hire some product editors who are the same age as your readers, as I doubt they could be. The "Asia Minor" spread in the Feb '13 issue was ridiculous. And appalling. For one, I'm not sure how many of your 40+ women readers are even remotely interested in 7" platform shoes. Is this Vogue or More? That was the ridiculous part. But, to feature said "geisha" inspired shoes which are modeled after Japanese foot binding practices is irresponsible and truly insulting to women. Think it through, More. You are smarter than that. You should always be striving to uplift women, not pedal products that are remembrances of women's oppression.
--Lori Baker Brown