Loved the truth in your letter from the editor in the May 2012 issue. As I struggle with my chronological age, staying fit, deciding whether it is time for Botox, negotiating terms with a soon to be ex husband, saving for my children's education and my retirement simultaneously, wondering in this economy when and if I will retire, feeling both the best in my life and at times the most conflicted I thank the good Lord I am a woman! I am capable, confident and empathetic. I do like being more emotionally "fit" but am also going to keep applying eye cream so I can give the young ones a run for their money. Please keep showing all perspectives. I continue to strive to be evolved and wise and sexy as hell! Love your magazine!
Re: Clothing That Hides Belly Fat Article by Leslie Kenedy
Let's get real, More.com! It's hard enough when you can't wear the gorgeous outfits that most magazine models wear. But then the headline of a story reads finding clothing that hides belly fat. But check out the models sporting the clothing! SKINNY! Come on, More.com. Give us a little hope. I know there are beautiful models out there that can show us clothes that we can feel pretty in. It's insulting to use the skinny models that have NO FAT for this article.
Give us hope,
I had picked up your magazine occasionally through the years at the Naturopath's office, admiring the "over 40" slant and bought the May issue expecting to subscribe. I'm sorry, but it won't be happening this month. Not even half way through the magazine, I gave up.
What's with the Notebook piece on "Lady Killers", with the newly divorced imagining their ex husbands on the shooting range target? Imagine it appearing in reverse in a men's magazine? At the age of 56, I have matured from a feminist to a humanist, angry sexism is passé. "Stray Goat or Hag Hairs"? What? How about just "banishing unwanted hair"?
The magazine is packed with negative depictions of those very women whom I presume are your target market. It's full of emphasized fear of aging, getting fat, and having wrinkles. By the time I got to page 58 and the chapter on "How NOT to look old this summer", I was done. Could it be too difficult to re-title the chapter "Looking Great This Summer"? Perhaps later articles were better, but the magazine was in the recycle bin.
The editor "Thrills to find a treatment to erase sunspots". Apparently, any sign of age is a horrendous failure. Face cream is just a "thing", like toothpaste. I get my "thrills" from family, career, friends, driving fast sports cars and my diverse interests. Ageism is perseveres through the negative words you chose for your headlines.
So, I'll continue to enjoy Vogue, In Style and Vanity Fair, for their witty writing, fabulous fashions and forward thinking, and leave More alone with its tiny size and even tinier content. The premise is good. The results are not. I hope the magazine improves before it disappears completely.
All the best,
Taimi Dunn Gorman