We Hear You! Letters from Our May 2013 Issue

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by MORE • Editors
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I just received my first issue of More and started leafing thru it when I came across this statistic that is bantered around so much it always makes me ask another question.  The statistic is that women in Arizona make 89% of what a man makes.  (page 21)  The question I have is whether anyone really thinks that if companies could get exactly the same work done for 11% less money that they wouldn't let go all of their male employees and only hire women????  I'm sure as a manager and responsible for a budget that if these statistics were actually true, you would not have one man on your payroll... Is it true??? By gosh I see it almost is... you just need to get rid of Mark and Paul and it will be an all girl magazine... of course that would leave you quite open to a discrimination lawsuit so maybe you'd better keep a token 2 men on the staff. (By the way, do the women on your staff get paid exactly the same as men at other magazines?)   Statistics are so easily manipulated they really should be ignored by anyone other than an actual statistician.

I'm sure this won't make it into print, but I am so glad I got it off my chest.

Sincerely,
--Joan Golinar

I just finished reading the May issue of MORE magazine and must let you know when my subscription needs renewal I won't be continuing it.  I have been a subscriber for many years, in fact accidentally buying the first issue off the stand, not realizing it was was designed for women my age.  Since then I have looked forward to each article with anticipation. The day it came In the mail you often found me slipping home from work early to enjoy each page, advertisement and article.

What I have seen in the past year or so is a much different feel I get from reading the articles.  You seem to include so many articles of women who mistrust, have chips on their shoulders and are just plain angry.  This month is no exception. Why feature women in the "Fearce List" as those that stood up against men or the establishment. I truly believe these women did the things they chose to do because they believed in their hearts that was the right thing to do, not because they needed to pave a path guarded by others in their way. 

Give us a break and quit making women appear weak!

In fact, I originally subscribed to your magazine for the articles about fashion, beauty tips, etc. but for women like me.   If you want me back and maybe others, please bring more of "take me away" articles and less of political, anti-others kind of articles.

I have often given your magazine as a gift but if you continue to try and prove women are angry and downtrodden, I won't be doing that either. 

I have never written a letter like this so I hope you find this helpful and will rethink your path. Life has enough reasons to find turmoil and disgust, please leave it out of your periodical.

Thank you, 
--Nancy L

 

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Hoyt06.21.2013

I am disappointed to watch More become another magazine for the 35-50 demographic. The occasional inclusion of a woman in her 60's is not enough to balance the focus on celebrities who are nearing or barely 40. There are many talented and interesting women in their 60's and 70's who have reinvented themselves several times and found fashion and a style that suits them. They have found a way to get "more" out of life, and I would like to read about them.
Unless I see some change back to the magazine I thought I was buying when I subscribed, I will allow my subscription to expire.

Hoyt06.21.2013

I am disappointed to watch More become another magazine for the 35-50 demographic. The occasional inclusion of a woman in her 60's is not enough to balance the focus on celebrities who are nearing or barely 40. There are many talented and interesting women in their 60's and 70's who have reinvented themselves several times and found fashion and a style that suits them. They have found a way to get "more" out of life, and I would like to read about them.
Unless I see some change back to the magazine I thought I was buying when I subscribed, I will allow my subscription to expire.

Daphne Galvin06.02.2013

In "How To Find Happiness At Any Age", I found it interesting that there was no mention of "sex" or "sexuality". Hard to believe that those critical components of aging end in our 30's, especially when we are getting happier as we get older!

Cheryle 04.29.2013

The article “The Rebel Priests” in your May edition was a very disturbing and painfully biased article full of untruthful suppositions. It is quite apparent that the author did not take into consideration a number of very basic facts regarding the Catholic Church.
1) When a bishop is excommunicated, he loses all power to perform any sacraments. Ordination is a sacrament; no power to perform this sacrament means no valid sacrament. Hence these misguided women in your article were never legitimately ordained. If you are not ordained, you cannot be elevated to Bishop, thus these misguided women are not valid bishops and are not in succession of St. Peter.
2) To have a valid marriage within the Catholic Church, the ceremony must be performed by a validly ordained Priest or Deacon. I certainly hope that Ms. Venne is not misleading the couples that she “weds” that their marriage will be considered valid in the Catholic Church.
3) The 2010 Delicta Graviora did not “condemn” female priests, it simply reaffirmed in very clear language the church’s stance on the priesthood. The misguided women in your article are free to interpret this as condemnation; however it is a shame that they take such a stand.
4) The priesthood isn’t a myth dreamed up by authoritative or egotistical men; this is also based on scripture. God chose who would be his disciples (Mark 3:13-14). Read the passage closely – he chose all men.
5) The celibate priesthood is also based on scripture (Matt 19:12; 1 Cor 7:32). In John 13:34 God commands us to love one another as He loves us. This is not an easy commandment – to accomplish this requires a total commitment to the Church and her members. When a man is ordained to the priesthood he knows that his life from that point forward is about emulating Jesus, that he is to love us as God loves us. This is an amazing sacrifice; please do not diminish this unselfish act.
The author also makes the statement that the women profiled in the article had hoped that Pope Francis would allow women to be ordained priests. This is a Canon Law – not a guideline that is simply revised with each newly elected pope. The pope can change a Discipline but he cannot change Canon Law.
One last note: It is true that in the bible many prophets suffered for their cause; however it should be noted that the prophets were all following the laws and the word of God. It is very unfortunate that the women in this article are spinning the words of God into an elaborate web of deceit. Revelations 22:18 very clearly warns of such actions, I suggest they read this passage very closely.

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