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  During long airport waits, I’ve often wandered to the magazine rack, my eyes pleasantly glazing over at the diverting covers. Many women’s magazines (with obvious exceptions like BUST and Ms.) are meant to distract us, to offer an escape that an be lovely, but is also generally void of any real social or personal significance. What if mainstream women’s mags like Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and Brides addressed painful topics like sexual ... Read More
WE ARE JUDGING YOU FOR JUDGING EVERYONE UK Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman recently told the Telegraph that “people don’t want to buy a magazine like Vogue to see what they see when they look in the mirror. They can do that for free,” and I am livid. Although Shulman has rallied against the ridiculous sizes of sample sizes in the past, her latest statement contradicts the very essence of embracing all bodies. It also brings up how gross the ... Read More
  Open letters to children have become a viral sensation this year, capable of permanently cataloguing personal words of wisdom for public inspiration. Yes, there have been some failures, like the letters scolding teens for taking selfies or shaming them wearing certain clothing items. But there have also been those special letters from parent to child, promoting freedoms of self-expression and comfort amidst the pains of growing up. Dr. Kelly ... Read More
Though I was born too late to have experienced the rise, or even the fall of the revolutionary Sassy magazine, I'm still fascinated by its revolutionary nature. My curiosity has involved scouring Etsy and Ebay for old issues and spending hours poring over every page of the faded editorials and articles.  It's been 20 years since Sassy became defunct, but the stories felt as real to me as if they'd just been published.  If you're hearing about ... Read More
  We know that various media outlets like magazines and advertisements rely on providing unrealistic representations of the female face and form, leading to the objectification of women and an unhealthy global obsession with conventional good looks. In recent months, Photoshop gifs illustrating the extent to which models’ bodies are digitally altered have gone viral.    In the wake of the unsettling Lena Dunham/Jezebel controversy— in ... Read More
Lena Dunham’s first Vogue cover story will be appearing in the magazine's February 2014 issue. The spread, shot by the ultra famous Annie Leibovitz, includes images of the doe-eyed Dunham dressed in some serious high fashion pieces, posing in various typical New York scenes while her Girls co-star Adam Driver and her dog Lamby attempt to share the spotlight. Personally, I think that even the way she is holding her hands while resting them on Driver’s ... Read More
As fans of girl rock (durr!) we're super excited about the launch of Brit website thegirlsare.com's first ever print issue of TGA, to complement its up-to-the-minute content online. After growing tired of finding music magazines in the 'men's interest' section, Editor Annette Barlow decided to do something about it. And how glad are we that she did? TGA will finally offer a real alternative to the male-dominated music press here in the ... Read More
At 25, April Ashley was a sensation, gracing the pages of Vogue, appearing in Blockbuster hits, and partying with celebrities and socialites. Those who witnessed her rise to fame called it “fairytale-like.” She rubbed elbows and flirted with Elvis Presley. April Ashley is also a transsexual, and she is one of the first people ever to transition from male to female through reassignment surgery.  Sadly, the glamour of her life and career was ... Read More
Lena Dunham's world domination continues! There is no escape! The notorious Anna Wintour is reportedly courting her for an upcoming Vogue cover. Now, Dunham is about to be peering down at you from every newsstand on the block.  Normally, this would be pretty exciting shtuff. Lena is great and Vogue is fun to read in the bathtub while you're pretending you have money--it's a win-win! But Wintour's 'tude is turning this whole thing into a ... Read More
On Tuesday September 17th, TIME named Nancy Gibbs its new managing editor, as The New York Times reports. Gibbs is the first woman to be given this position in the magazine’s 90-year history. Can we all just revel in this glory, with a big YAY FOR LADIES IN PRINT MEDIA! Gibbs started as a TIME fact-checker 28 years ago, and over the course of working for the mag, she’s written more cover stories (ahem, 174 to be exact) than any other writer in TIME ... Read More
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