We Hear You! Letters from Our October 2012 Issue

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I am a 54 year old conservative from South Carolina who has enjoyed your magazine for years.  I had to comment on the article highlighting the 7 newswomen wearing the sheath dresses.  As a professional, I love the dresses and wear them often.  What struck me as odd is the lack of conservative newswomen included in your chosen group.  As I'm sure you are aware, there are many beautiful and successful conservatives you could have chosen from including Megyn Kelly, Michell Malkin, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingram & Dana Pierino to name a few. 

I like to believe your magazine is well balanced politically and this just struck me and inspired me write my first letter to a magazine!!!

Thanks for listening and your support of both political parties.

--Amy Pickens

Your 2012 Survey is bogus! Just because this is/was my first issue seen and read, the survey ended!


I'll be a sport and let you know what I think anyway.

The front cover story of Selma Bagel, real people-great choice!

Become "face book fan", get real! There's better things to do than to sit and blog/tweet/bla-bla-bla... I'm only responding because I accurately have time to relax. I'm a busy working woman.

I loved the short interview with Penny Marshall! I loved watching her when I was a kid! I recall the Playboy waitress show she did in Lavern & Shirley. It inspired me to be a bunny waitress, but I got pregnant and there went my perfect body. :( But I am a part time waitress for the past 12 years. I’m the best at my work and proud of it!! Great tips and leave my customers with a smile, just without showing off my flesh...

Books: that really shows your/our age. Don't care for it.

Do movies instead. More interesting and alive. The hell with "book clubs”! Movies are where it's at!

The "shake up your>Now on “images control" I liked.  Make, keep “your">"Look better with age", I enjoyed.  I can relate and feel good about myself knowing I'm not all alone in the ageing journey.

The “Beauty Search 2012" how about getting the neighbor next door? Even if she's not making the 6 figures yearly. Find the real all natural girl next door. Give her a chance and she'll teach you a thing or two...

Oh, please don't let me forget the "Kathy Griffin's 7 Reasons not to date a man over 40" Wow, I don't know where she got her survey, but she's oh so wrong!  Or I'm just plain lucky for my 40+ year old boyfriend!  He's much more exciting than guys my age (30's)!

The "sex trafficking" article, true-you've just got to respect the truth in the eye and help our fellow ladies and young men. Don't turn your cheek to it. It's really happening closer to home than you may think.

Most other articles bored me, not interesting. Yawn, yawn, nod.

Advertisements are beauty vain. But that's life. Good variety.

Thank you for your time and much success to your magazine.
--Rosie Ramirez

I am a subscriber.

I was very disappointed to see your “Hail to the Sheath” article (pages 126-133) in your October 2012 issue featuring only “left leaning” media venue newswomen.

Why no newswoman from Fox News or another “conservative leaning” news venue?

While, regrettably, I have come to expect biased, left-leaning reporting from the “Main Stream Media,” I do not want to see it in More magazine under the guise of fashion. As will be evidenced by this coming November’s political elections, there are plenty of conservative-leaning women in America … please remember us when planning, executing, and printing future feature articles in your magazine.

--Jacqueline Palumbo

Share Your Thoughts!


Iris 11.05.2012

Well, the article A FIELD GUIDE TO THE MATURE MALE, to me, was disrespectful to men, disrespectful to my husband, and, frankly disrespectful to me. There was NOTHING positive in this article and I didn't find it funny. I found it offensive.
Have I gotten too old for MORE Magazine? I didn't think so. At 61 yrs young I still work part time, I go to the gym, I know how to have a good time.
I am disappointed.

Amy Kar10.26.2012

I found so much meaty stuff to read in the October issue. You seem to put the more frivolous articles up front, but I do enjoy the occasional makeup info, even if I don't spend quite so much on the stuff!
But I'm really writing to say how much I got out of reading the piece on sex trafficking, the piece on Isabel Wilkerson/Richard Wright in Paris, and the interview with Salma Hayek. They were all thought-provoking articles, and more important than "Hail to the Sheath;" granted, the women on TV need to look good for the cameras, but are they really purchasing most of their clothes from SFA, shoes from Jimmy Choo, and jewelry from Tiffany, or was that just magazine-sponsored for the photo shoot?!
As for the "Mature Male" thing - just silly and fun, if a little hyperbolic; I see no harm in it if you don't take it seriously!
I'm now officially in my sixties, having just turned 61 this week, but I still think there's enough in More for me (how I chuckle when I read, "This is what 42" looks like - just wait for menopause, honey!). I like the serious articles and I always read nutritional information (even though I get CSPI newsletter and often know more than your articles tell us!).

L 10.25.2012

This is a comment regarding your article on our first lady's article!! We elect a president not a first lady and our president is well payed for his service along with many wonderful perks the whole family endures.
Although the first lady job is not easy we must remember that it comes with a choice before taking it!! Our first lady receives many wonderful perks that include many trips around the world along with wearing and experiencing a most glamorous and expensive lifestyle which offer many great opportunties that strengthen her wordly experience and leave plenty of open doors for her future especially after she leave this honorable job. Yes indeed a stay at home mom can only dream of such a fascinating and fulfilling job as we do dont get paid and have no perks and do a heck of alot more scarificing!!! imagine the mom who works full time and still has to come home after a full day and atill play the role of an unpaid stay at home!!!! Yes indeed, no one promised the political world to be a rose garden afterall what job is? The one with no pay and many perks or the one with pay and no perks and lets not forget the hardest job the one of them all the no pay, no perks and alot of heck of alot more scarficing!! One day there will be a women president along with a first man (HOW SWEET THE SOUND) and he will reap the many benefits and great opportunities this great service for the people has to offer without pay!!!!! Never worried about any first lady regardless of their backgrounds before entering into this great service for the people because they are all well taken care of while they are in and are always well taken care when they come out, smelling like that wonderful fresh rose we all dream about!!!!!!

Mitzi 10.20.2012

I thoroughly enjoyed the article on the woman combatting sex-trafficking. For once, you profiled a woman who is not a fashion plate with a perfect figure and tons of money to throw at uncomfortable shoes. Please - more stories about real women making a difference!
Notice a bit of "mission creep" in the past few issues......featuring more under 50 women and over. Having second thoughts about your audience, are you?

Marianne Harmon10.20.2012

I had a subscription to More a few years ago but cancelled it because I didn't think it represented me well at all. I saw Salma Hayek on the cover of October's issue and picked up a copy out of curiosity. When I read through it, I remembered why I cancelled my subscription previously. In your article, Hail to the Sheath: Reporters Wear This Season's Best Silhouette, it was remarkably noticeable that you included all major networks except Fox News. You had women from PBS, MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, CBS This Morning, and Politico.com, all left-leaning, if not tilting, organizations. Are you trying to purposely limit your audience to less than half the country? Be inclusive, not offensive.
Marianne Harmon
Severna Park, MD

Liz 10.06.2012

Like many other readers whose comments I’ve read here, I was surprised to find something as callous and offensive as “Guide to the Mature Male” in this magazine. Hey, like most of the women who read this, I have a guy and he's pretty great, or I wouldn't have chosen him.
This is typically the one magazine that I read cover-to-cover, have recommended on many occasions, and have given as a gift to many friends and family. I still enjoy many of the features and articles in it. I always laugh at the high-end fashion—over $1000 for a pair of shoes, a handbag? Are there really women who can’t find enough useful things to do with aalllllll their money that they would spend like that? But one trend I’ve seen lately that I really don’t like is the mind-numbing number of ads up front. The September issue was the worst—FOURTEEN PAGES OF ADS before getting to the table of contents? —what is this, CosMOREpolitan?

Leann Holcomb10.02.2012

I have always enjoyed reading More magazine until this month. I found "Kathy Griffin's 7 reasons not to date a man over 40" vulgar, offensive, and not at all what I expect to find in a magazine that targets "women of style and substance". I would expect this from one of your trashy competitors. If this is the direction your magazine is going I'm sad to say I will not be going with you.

Robbie Davis09.29.2012

I read the article on concierge medicine with interest. I converted to a concierge plan a number of years ago to follow my long-time GP. Although I truly appreciate the perks of the system (and they have been very helpful on a number of occasions), I feel very guilty that I should be able to get better health care merely because I can afford it. This speaks to the wider issue of why we desperately need health care reform.

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