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July 23, 2007



Okay, More magazine is for 40+ women. I get that. But what’s Janis’s point here?


  1. I’ll take a feeble crack at it. I thikn Janis is saying that she can’t give a tell to her age with all the nubile women walking the beach. Maybe they’re competition, although Janis is pretty sexy as comic strip women go.

    Comment by Krusher — July 23, 2007 @ 12:32 am

  2. More’s stance is “You can still be fabulous after forty”. I suppose the joke here is that no matter how “fabulous after forty” she is, it’s still a pale shadow of the hot bikini babes at the beach.

    Comment by Chaz Larson — July 23, 2007 @ 9:44 am

  3. I have to agree with Chaz. It’s like that advice about not reading beauty magazines because they’ll only make you feel ugly.

    Comment by Molly — July 25, 2007 @ 2:44 am

  4. I read a theory that Mens’ magazines celebrate manhood, while Womens’ Magazines put women down.

    Comment by Visaman — July 25, 2007 @ 3:44 am

  5. Women’s magazines tend to have more bikini pics than men’s, even Maxim which I thought was impossible.

    Comment by Rasheed — July 25, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  6. Molly – women’s magazines are PURPOSELY DESIGNED to make their female readers feel ugly.

    Magazines make most of their money from selling advertising space, not from readers paying the cover price.

    By playing on the insecurities of their female readers – to make them feel ugly – they create the perfect place for the makers of “beauty” products to advertise their stuff.

    The manufacturers of makeup, clothing, diet products, etc., know they’ll profit big by pitching their wares to an audience of women readers who are feeling increasingly ugly as they look at page after page through the magazine.

    The magazine, in turn, profits big by selling so much advertising space.

    Surely you’ve looked at those magazines: They’re just pages and pages of advertising, interrupted by only the occasional article which asks “Is your sex life good enough?” or “How can you get thinner?”

    OF COURSE the whole idea is to make you feel ugly, so that corporations can exploit your insecurities, sell you their crap, and keep the big wheel of consumerism turning.

    The so-called “women’s magazines” in your supermarket checkout line are FAR more anti-woman than any so-called “lad’s magazine” like Maxim or Playboy.

    Any woman who buys and reads such a magazine is, in my opinion, an idiot.

    Comment by Pat W. — November 12, 2007 @ 10:55 pm

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