This is what 50 + looks like - Finally an article that suits your magazine! I loved it! I had unsubscribed to your publication because the majority of articles were incorporating women in their 20s and 30s. This age demographic has a plethora of choices and those of us who are in the youth of later life need to have a voice that speaks for us! Also, what is with the 20-something advertising models? There has to be another alternative to the ads that are in every magazine..? I am from the Baby-Boom Generation and I am fighting the good fight; I would like to have a magazine that does not reinforce the cultural lie that youth is everything. As a woman just turned 54, I am in better shape physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually; I could not have claimed this 10, 20, or 30 years ago.
Recently featured on the cover of More, Melissa McCarthy is a bright, talented, beautiful, well-respected, accomplished woman. A role model for us all. And she is perfect just as she is. It struck me, that More, a magazine historically engaged in empowering women to feel good about themselves, would photo shop some of Melissa’s pictures to make her look thinner. Big hair, but small face, and like magic, no double chin! Though they are beautiful photos, so are the photos that accurately represent her. The altered photos send the subliminal message that looking thin is better and that there is something unacceptable about being big. More Magazine, you screwed up. This was an opportunity to embrace the fact that the value of women is not gauged by a number on a scale. Melissa is a true beauty just as she is without alternation, and you blew it. Suggestion for next time, keep it real.
--Beverly in Omaha