The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess

"want to look ten years younger, girls?"*

*Actual sub-headline in this month's issue of Observer Woman.

Could the Observer Woman monthly section please stop pretending it's devoted to women in general and change its name to Observer Overpriced and unimaginative Beauty and Style? Because, with the addition of a few pieces on sex and romantic relationships, that's pretty much all that's in every issue. Presumably us ladies can't handle anything more challenging than clothes and makeup and the return of All Saints. I don't know why I continue to be disappointed in it, as it's been shit since its very first issue, yet every month I somehow expect better of it. Perhaps it's because, as part of a newspaper, it should be relatively free from the pressures of advertising and sales that can hamper mainstream women's magazines, yet it doesn't even try to do anything original or subversive or simply interesting. For all the paper's faults, the Guardian Women's Page does at least try to cover interesting and non-cutesy topics. So why can't the stupid magazine?
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