At what point did women 60+ disappear from the face of the earth? You should be ashamed of yourselves for ignoring
women over 60 and beyond!!!
Perhaps you are not aware that women over 60 weld the most power with money, opportunity and social change. At 61, I and my friends
are CEO's, business owners and some beginning new careers in private social work. We have the maturity, experience and money but are ignored
by most "women's" magazines. If you believe our generation is nothing more than to be ignored, then why have ads with Diane Keaton? She's definitely over 60? Oh, and by the way airbrushing the women you do use in your magazine to look like 16 year olds does a disservice to all women.
Dear More magazine Editor,
Several issues ago while reading the fantastic More magazine I was deeply disappointed.
I have been unable to forget the comment made in the article concerning make-up for all ages.
The make-up person stated how women 60 should try not to bring any attention to themselves.
Very little eye make-up or color.
It made me very sad to think that More magazine would support that person and write those words.
I am not 60 yet, but hope to be and still want to believe I will be able to bring the best out of myself.
OK so I see that MORE is buying into the 30-50 market. On the cover of your recent issue "Here is what 30,40 and 50 looks like". I thought you people were a bastion of safety for all us "boomers". Very rarely do you feature 60+. You are like Chico's and their slimming pants suggests that if we slip them on we will too look like the "older models". Comparing ones self to glossy models does not stop at adolescence but rather impacts us through life. Hoping on the "slim band wagon" does a disservice to all those 60 + suggesting that after that "well............" Guess I'll just stick to those large print AARP magazines. I will not be renewing my subscription, as MORE no longer "speaks to me".
I read the March issue of More this morning at 5:30 am. I do some of my best reading at that time! I was disappointed by the What to wear at 60 page. First; all the other ages had two pages facing each other. The 60's woman, like an afterthought, had two pages, but not together! Secondly, what's with the black? Am I in mourning? I wear a lot of black in the winter, but for spring, can't we lighten up the old lady a bit?
I'm a freelance writer, and part time furniture refinisher (I know that's not a word.) My style is classic, but quirky with color or scarves. I refuse to blend into the woodwork, so why can't we have something to fit my kind of woman?
Otherwise, I love your magazine. Thank you.
I have been a reader of MORE for many years. I have given subscriptions as gifts. It is the only magazine I subscribed to for many years. I pass my copies along to my daughters and friends.
However, I have also written numerous times, done surveys and never got a response. I know you need advertising money, but I find it more and more difficult to take your magazine as seriously as I once did. Your articles are always about issues, ageing, honesty, reinventing and yet you allow so many of your ads to LIE to us. There isn't a make-up ad that isn't airblown and touched up. I would buy any product that has a before and after picture and says there is nothing that has been retouched. But allowing these ads in your magazine makes a shame of everything that you do that is good. You claim to support us as we age, and yet you have photos of women we will never look like. You tell us to be happy in our own skin, and you allow ads with models that look 20, or are touched up to look even younger with skin that just doesn't exist on any one over 40.
Please, if you can't do anything about the ads, please at least address the issue.