For over a year now I’ve been purchasing a magazine called More, which is a cheap weekly glossy magazine in England. It’s provided me with affordable fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips… Oh, and sexism. Today, after buying issue 665 (I feel this is important to mention, but it probably isn’t), I’ve decided it was my last.
Three articles caught my eye and left me angry;
1. Let your legs do the talking – Four trends are featured and splashed across the page, accompanied by celebrities flaunting these trends. Which, obviously, is completely fine and normal for fashion magazines. Then, I looked further down the page and next to each trend there’s a photo of a guy who has been told to comment on these trends and whether they look good on girls or not. Seriously? I guess I forgot women follow trends to please men.
2. How to deal with a break-up like a man – I could barely read the intro for this one as I was furious at the headline. This article (I have read it now) suggests that women need to be more like men when it comes to break-ups and according to a Dr. Stephen Whitehead, men hide their feelings and put on a different identity. So, this says that women are too emotional and men can’t express emotion? That is DOUBLE sexism.
3. 30 Man magnet outfits under £30 – As the title suggests this is an editorial showing 30 different outfits, modelled by women, which are in at the moment and will attract men. I am so disgusted by the fact that this magazine is telling girls how to dress to please a man and that trends only exist so we can find a man. I dress for myself, thank you very much.
At least I’ll be £1.70 richer every week.