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Women's Mags in general
Member Name: Amateur Clown
Date: 10/04/01, updated on 10/04/01 (61 review reads)
Advantages: None that I can think of.
Disadvantages: Too many.
I’m against these new women’s magazines. This is because of three reasons, the first being their pointless names. I think the people who came up the names for these magazines, didn’t really come up with them at all. How I see it is they recorded or wrote down a conversation, randomly picked a word and BOOM! Now you’ve got the “Hello” magazine, the “OK” magazine, the “I”, “You” and “She” magazine. These are a few of the pointless chosen names taken out of the hat with no meaning or reference to the magazine at all. In my opinion, they should really try to come up with a name like “Vogue”. I’d be happy that way if they had names like “Phoenix” or “Mystic”, not names like “Red” and “People” magazines.
The second is the advertising of the magazines. Recently I was watching adverts on ITV and one these women’s magazines came up. Basically this girl was walking around a room talking to her friend, describing this new magazine. Saying and I quote “I think of this magazine as a real person, who shares the same insight and interests as me. I know, I know, it’s only a magazine but it seems so…” goggle-eye look means they’re about to tell the name of it “…REAL!” Real. That’s the best name today’s enthusiasts can come up with? Pathetic and another spark in my mind reminded me that was meant to make me buy that as well! Good luck to them!
The third is I found they all feed off of each other. Once when I went into the newsagent to do my paper round, I noticed the week’s newest stories from these women’s magazines. It was the week when on Eastenders Steve and Mel got married. What do I find 2, 5, 10, 15, 70 magazines of the couple on the front cover, some with even the same photo! Saying stuff like “Steve and Mel wed”, “Steve and
Mel together at last” and one which I couldn’t stop mocking at was one which had a photo of the couple in their wedding outfits, saying “Find out if Steve and Mel got married”. Surprisingly, the program when this did happen was last Wednesday! It’s really quite poor. I had a flick through 1 or 2 of them and they all seem to have the same thing inside them. Usually there’s a letter from the Editor, a horoscope, the latest of Eastenders, and a fashion section.
I mean don’t get me wrong. I’m not against the actual idea of magazines for women; I just think that today they all offer the same thing as the next magazine and they should be improved. Because in my view, they look like the interesting bits from newspapers, transformed into a modern language and jazzed up to be copied by 13 others.
I do find it hard to balance my opinion, because I really CANNOT see anything good in these magazines. But this is only my 3rd opinion so I'm a bit sketchy doing these opinions.