One tremendous issue that is always the elephant in the room is our weight. Sure, women in their sixties lose weight successfully, but look at the majority of women in this growing category. We have spent our live as professionals, dressing up to date and relatively slim. Well, going to the gym three or four times a week no longer maintains that look, and all we have to do is get a whiff of anything with an ounce of fat or sugar and it appears on our midriff or hips never to be “worked off.” What are we to do without destroying our health? We can no longer go on crash diets and expect our bodies to keep going. This is a whole new world for us, and we need help.
When you do approach our unique issues it is tacked on to the end of an article for the forties. So much like the afterthought we seem to be now. How about some articles specifically for us? I have been a subscriber from the beginning.
Kathy Griffin isn't funny, and I am highly offended about what she wrote about men over 40. I will be married for 32 years this October. We are still very happy. She isn't mature enough or enough of a woman to be married to a man over 40.
I must first say that I do love your magazine. So consider this a fan letter first...
However, Kathy Griffin's seven reasons not to date a man over 40 REALLY seemed derogatory to most men. Women of style and substance should celebrate the differences between men and women. I would like to give a shout-out to all the handsome waiters at Olive Garden and the over-40 guys who excercise and work to maintain a youthful appearance. The comment about their balls? Kathy, you need to have your mouth sewn shut! The comment about sending their children to a Swiss boarding school? Please, save our children from women like this. PLEASE do not EVER give this woman another platform to bash our guys. Shame, shame!
I'm writing to you regarding your article “A Field Guide to the Mature Male.” I cannot express to you how incredibly offensive I find this article. As the owner of a hair salon, I receive quite a few magazines geared toward women. Recently I started receiving More and initially thought it seemed rather interesting. I couldn't believe the poor taste of this article. I found it even more offensive as I am 48 years old and, according to this article, apparently falling apart at the seams. The objectification of men in this article is really revolting. Given that I spend the majority of my time with women, I think I have a pretty good feeling for their attitudes. If such an article were written for men about women with these terrible stereotypes, there would be hell to pay! I hope that the next time someone suggests writing an article about men, you think about it much more carefully.
I have subscribed to More for years and really enjoy the magazine. However, I thought the article in the October issue on “The Mature Male” was vulgar and sexist. SO not up to your usual intelligent journalistic standards. Imagine if a magazine printed a multipage article on “A Field Guide to the Mature Female” ridiculing menopausal bellies, whiskery chins, skinny legs, thinning hair, falling breasts, dry vaginas, Stages of Women, sexual response at different ages, male equivalent comic of Kathy Griffin listing reasons not to date an over-40 female, "just how mature is she" and estrogen loss. I expect there would be an uproar from your staff about the poor judgement used by the female-bashing magazine. I expect more from More.
Today I received the October issue of More in the mail. As usual, I did a cursory scan of the pages, looking for the articles I might want to spend more time on at day's end. And, as usual, I found an article that, although I'm sure you didn't mean to be political, to be just that.
I have been a subscriber to More for a number of years. In the past, I have been prepared to ignore its lack of coverage on, shall we say, more conservative women compared to liberal ones. Not so anymore.