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I did love the More Magazine, and used to buy the magazine weekly. It contains all sorts - celebrity gossip, problem pages, beauty tips, fashion, men overheard, man facts, film & tv ratings etc. My favourite bit was the fashion pages, as they displayed clothes from high street stores such as Primark, New Look, River Island etc and not just ridiculously expensive designers that not everyone can afford! I also love Men Overheard, an article with funny comments/conversations readers have overheard men saying/having, I always end up laughing out loud when reading this! Unfortunately, after around May 2012 they've gone for a bit of a makeover, although I don't really think this was a good thing, as not only me, but my friends as well have all agreed that it was better beforehand! It is not as good as it used to be and not such an easy read! It is still a good price though for £1.50 a copy, and is sometimes on special offer for £1! Cheaper than most magazines on the shelf!
More magazine is a women's weekly fashion magazine that comes out on a Tuesday. It costs £1.50 an issue.
The magazine is aimed at young women; I'd say between 17 and 25, but obviously it depends on the woman's lifestyle and attitude. I used to buy this almost every week, but I started to feel it got a bit samey and now I only buy it occasionally.
The magazine focuses on fashion, lifestyle, beauty, sex (but in a milder way than cosmopolitan) and male opinion. I am a university student and out of all the women's magazines I feel this is the most applicable to me. The items shown are mostly affordable with little mention of £1000 dresses and handbags that I could never afford! They include a lot of clothes from online shops which has introduced me to sites like boohoo and misguided - both of which are very affordable and have served me well since I discovered them.
Another thing I like about this magazine is that it doesn't focus on celebrity gossip. There are elements of celebrity inspired fashion and beauty tips, but it's not too concerned on who's dating who and who was spotted falling out a taxi. Having said this, the cover story is usually an interview with a celebrity, but it tends to be an honest interview rather than scandalous gossip. If you do prefer the gossip a magazine like Heat or Closer might be more up your street.
One of my favourite features is "Men Overheard" usually found on the back cover. It contains quotes of men saying absurd things that readers have overheard and sent in. What girl doesn't love giggling at our male counterparts! Like most women's magazines, there are advice pages and also horoscopes. You'll often find competitions amongst the articles which are well worth entering.
Overall it's a very readable magazine that doesn't take itself too seriously. As a student I would really recommend it because of the clothes and products they recommend. The lifestyle sections are all very relevant to students and young women. Plus, it's a bargain!
**What is more magazine***?
More is a girly magazine full with News, Celebs, Fashion & Beauty. It costs £1.90 per issue which is out every fortnight on a Tuesday. This month (June), it has been on a trial price for 99p. It has about 130 pages per issue. You can get this magazine from any good newsagents, & Supermarkets. I'm 22, and I've been buying this magazine for about 3-4 years as its full of tips, advice, stories and fashion.
***News & Celebs***
Latest news about stars and what they've been up to, more reveals their secret's and embarrassing photo's, of your favourite stars looking their best and worst. I love The Ring Of Truth in this magazine which is 2 pages dedicated to stars embarrassing pictures.
***Fashion & Beauty***
Hot 100 items, including sunglasses, jewellery, hats, bags and more. Where to get these fabulous items and how much they are. Beauty tips on how to get that perfect body, the best way to apply fake tan, how to get those perfect pins, How to look your best and more!
The Beauty Insiders Guide to . . .
This is a page dedicated to one thing, for example, this month is the beauty insiders guide to lasting make-up and last fortnight it was The beauty Insiders Guide to shaping your eyebrows. Each fortnight is different and it comes with 10 top tips!
***Real Life stories***
Real life stories from readers and people just like us.
***Men & Sex***
Two pages of sex confessions from all more readers, confessing all their deep dark sexual secrets.
They have one page where they write about stuff all to do with men, which also includes the position of the fortnight and Instant turn off's we find in men!
Men Over-heard is more readers writing into the magazine with comments or conversations they have heard men having!
Ask Aisleyne about a love or sex worry.
Ask the sexy Doc any question about health or sex.
Horoscopes, Discount codes for shopping on specific websites, Models wearing the latest fashion trends, quiz's, Things to do this fortnight and more!
***What do I like about this magazine?****
I love all the fashion and beauty tips/advice and all the real life stories and celeb stories. The magazine isn't full of lots of pages of advertising which is really good. I espicially love the fashion pages, as they have a great range of clothing at various different prices which are affordable.
***What do I dislike about this magazine?***
Every fortnight I noticed how they give you tips on how to get a bikini body like Jessica alba, then the following fortnight it was someone off ship-wrecked and this fortnight, it was how to get a Big brother Bikini Body! Although some people would love to get bodies like some of these celebs I don't think it's necessary to put this in the magazine every fortnight. I also dislike the fact they always comment on how to get the perfect legs or the perfect body. There's no such thing as a perfect person, no matter how hard we all try to look perfect.
More also have a website (www.moremagazine.co.uk) which also includes online chat and message boards, competitions, latest gossip and more.
(review also on ciao)
I have to say I have been with the magazine for a good year now and it has never steered me wrong. Like any other magazine every week it can not be amazing and has some flaws but I find rather than wasting my money on pointless magazine where all their featured items that cost a obscene amount I would rather buy this magazine that will point you in the right direction to high-street items and even PRIMARK.
I admit their biggest flaw had to be their cover celebs. Although I have a soft spot for some of their celebs such as Kristen Stewert and Katy Perry a bit of variety would be nice. Also somtimes they can get things incrediably wrong between some celeb relationships, especially one invovling a certian fav cover star of mine; so I like to think they could get a certian amount of facts for these stories.
One thing you cannot doubt that every week they will contain a good range of clothing and other beauty for the normal women on a normal salary. They will take inspiration from catwalks and celebs and make them wearable for everyday. The £1.50 price tag for every week can get a little steep but only once a month would be too little. One thing you can never fault is their 'men overheard' section which never fails to make me laugh every week.
I have never written a magazine review before but I think More! Magazine deserves one. It has been my favourite magazine for a number of different reasons which are outlined below. The target audience for this magazine is definitely the fashion conscious but in terms of age, I think the range is very diverse because the features in the magazine are all so different.
The layout of the magazine is one of the main advantages to this magazine. It is not overwhelmed with writing or images but instead it breaks down the information and adds different features to the same page, for example, if the main story the magazine is running is on two celebrities in love then there will be relevant images and small chunks of writing and aside from this they will run another feature such as 'other celebrities in love' or 'a time line of the celebrities' which makes the page look better and keeps us, the reader, interested.
As previously mentioned this magazine is for the fashion conscious which is another reason why this magazine is my favourite is. They always have the latest fashions in the magazine and they are always affordable, it tells you exactly how much it is and shows celebrities wearing similar, if not the same, things. I particularly like the directory page which gives a list of online shops to try for clothing and shoes and more often than not gives discount codes of up to 20% off in different online shops.
Ever since my interest in magazines developed, around the age of 13, my favourite pages were always the real life stories and despite this magazine being primarily based on celebrity gossip and fashion they still make room for the shocking real life stories.
The regular features are the '40 men one big question's, 'man facts' and 'men overheard' pages which are so funny and true to life. These two features are what are most talked about, I think! Other regular features include 'headlines from the high street' which have updates about what is happening in all of your favourite shops such as when Pixie Lott launches her new Lipsy ranges etc. Alan Carr's interview page is another regular feature which is really popular as Alan says it like it is and interviews so many celebrity guests such as Jessica Lowndes and the cast of the Inbetweeners. Many people also go crazy for the 'From bag to body' page, More! Staff travel from shopping centre to shopping centre and photograph shoppers in their new purchases and ask them a few short questions.
Overall, I think this is a great magazine which balances celebrity gossip and fashion news, the way the magazine is written is excellent and I really cannot find any disadvantages. All of my friends already read the magazine regularly so I have nobody to recommend it to! Happy reading!
More is a magazine that comes out weekly, it includes fashion, beauty and celeb gossip. The magazine costs £1.50, which I think is a great price for this magazine. You can get it from most shops such as WH Smith and supermarkets. The magazine isn't that thick compared to monthly magazines such as Vogue, it is around 106 pages thick. More is one of my favourite Magazines to buy, and I will tell you why!
I love getting magazines, especially this type of magazine which includes all the beauty and fashion tips. I love to sit down and have a bit of 'me' time and read them. More magazine is one of my favourite types of magazines out there. I find magazines such as Closer and Heat all just about celebrities which bores me, I find that More is a lot more interesting, and helps to keep me up to date on all the fashion trends and latest beauty buys, plus it includes some good laughs!
On each More magazine there is an interview with a celebrity. And normally that celeb who is being interviewed is the main bit on the cover. There is also statements on the cover such as '100 holiday sales buys from £1' and 'The 24 best ever beauty tips' It's statements like them which persuade me to buy the magazine, I just can't resist knowing about the latest products that guarantee perfect skin, or the 60 sexy spring skirts for under £25! The magazine cover definitely draws me in and leads me to buying it.
There are a lot of good features in this magazine. One of my favourites is called 'Men Overheard' which Is often near the back of the magazine. It's basically readers who email More magazine telling them about silly things men have said to them, or what they have overheard men saying. There are a lot of funny things that men come out with! For example one of them was:
'Girl: I want to get a fringe but I'm worried it won't suit me.
Bloke: Well, if you don't like it, can't you just cut it off?'
That's just one of the examples, but there are plenty to read every issue!
There is also another feature in the magazine called 'Man Facts' which is statistics about men such as 'only 6% of men actually enjoy kissing in public' and '27% of men would sleep with someone 'repulsive' for £1m'. It's little features like that, which makes the magazine more interesting for me, and I also find out some funny/interesting/shocking things out about men that I never knew before!
But don't get me wrong, the magazine isn't just about men, there is often very good articles about fashion and beauty. For the fashion lovers out there, there is often things in the magazine such as how you can get the look of celebrities and steal their fashion but for a high street price. And there is also things like the latest things in fashion and where you can buy them from high street shops. I find that the fashion section is always brilliant, and that the clothing or jewellery that they put in, is actually affordable, so it really is helpful, and I have spotted lots of nice stuff in the magazine which I have later gone out and actually bought, so thanks for that More! There is a large section of the magazine dedicated to fashion to help you look great!
Another section of the magazine is dedicated to beauty, one of my favourite bits. There is often tips and tricks in the magazine to get your make-up and hair looking great. And there is also products that More recommends for you to try such as different foundations, or different moisturisers! I love the beauty section and I would be lost without it, it's always giving me new tips about how I can make my makeup last longer and what products would be best for my dry skin etc!
And for all you celebrity obsessed people out there, there is always a celeb story for you to read. I find that More's celebrity sections are a lot less 'bitchier' then the magazines such as Heat. I find that they seem to concentrate on the more positive side of celebs, and instead of it being filled with rubbish such as who's cheated on who, I find that it's more interviews with celebs and maybe about a singers new album or how their careers going, it's a lot more interesting! There is of course a few stories about celebrities lives such as Cheryl Cole's reunion with Ashley, but I find that it doesn't take over the magazine, and just become all about gossip. There is also a section where Alan Carr interviews different celebrities, which I always like to have a good read of!
As in all magazines there is things like horoscopes, real life stories, competitions, agony aunt pages, and often there is some quizzes. All little fun things to read to keep you entertained. I find that the real life gossip isn't really that interesting most of the time, yet there has been a few good ones that I have read, but most of the time I have read more shocking ones in other magazines. Oh and there is also sex position of the week, and men of the week - which is basically the hottest men that week, I always like to have a good look at that page!
More also has a website. I find that the website is user friendly, it is easy to navigate yourself around, but it's nothing compared to the magazine itself. There isn't as many stories on the website, but there would be no point putting everything from the magazine onto the website as then everyone would just go on the website for free rather then buying the magazine!
Overall I find that More is a very interesting, funny and helpful magazine to buy. I haven't even been buying More for that long, but I now seem to be popping out all the time to buy the next issue. If you are not really interested in fashion and beauty and all that, and you prefer just celeb gossip, then I don't think this magazine Is for you, but if you want a magazine with interesting interviews and stories, some good laughs, and some helpful tips and buys in fashion and beauty, then this is for you!
(All the quotes I have got has come from More magazine)
I purchase the More magazines every week on a Tuesday on the way to work. It's a fantastic magazine and I enjoy reading it each week, I then normally pass it on to my mum for her to read, she loves it too.
The magazine costs £1.50 however often put it on offer. The magazines theme is always a different colour each week and always has a different celebrity on the front, the majority of the time it's a female. The text is easy to read and has a lot of images to accompany the text.
More have a lot of things that they include in each issue some of these are position of the week, men overheard, rehab, bag a bargain, inbox, scopes, and red carpet news.
Well the first thing I look forward to reading is the position of the week! Always very exciting to see! Also the men overheard is hilarious, its when women overhear men say stupid but funny things and then they email more, so we can all laugh at there stupidity! I also always flick to the Inbox page they always have a pub dilemma which I always question my friends what one they would do. The pub dilemma that's in the mag that I am examining is 'would you rather spit when you speak or have hands that stink of tuna?' Another thing I like about the more magazine is that the things that are in the magazine each week are always located in the same pages which makes things easy for me when im flicking through to my favourite bits. Once last feature I must mention is the tips and tricks page. Its beauty tips, most are from own peoples experience. I always tend to find a new trick each week to help me with my beauty problems.
The only drawback is it has a lot of adverts, however they are appropriate. They are about hair products etc. But overall I love this magazine and hope you can too!
I have a weekly subscription to more magazine and initially I looked forward to the day it arrived on my doormat I have now found I rarely get a chance to sit and read the whole which is my fault not the magazines.
I took out a subscription because I enjoy a number of the regular features. My most favourite is men overheard, readers write in with stories of ridiculous things they have overheard men say and it never fails to get me giggling or often laughing out loud. We all know men can say some crazy things but to read them out is a real treat. The magazine also asks 40 men one question every week and I enjoy that short insight into how a mans mind works! The latest episode asks "why do men cheat?" a question most women would love to know the answer too.
I am also a fan of the "look what I bought" section where the magazine visit's a popular shopping centre and women wear the clothes they have bought giving the shop, price and when/where they are going to wear it. I like this feature as it is clothes readily available in the shops and its good to see it on real people too.
The magazine also has celebrity interviews from really interesting stars interviewed by Alan Carr I often find this hilarious Alexandra Burke, Peter Andreb and Ellie Goulding to name a few. The magazine offers a lot of fashion, hair and make up tips as well as special offers, in one of the April 2010 offers there was a voucher for a free eye liner worth £7 from super drug a great offer!
More also contains the usual horoscopes, problem pages and classifieds found in almost every woman's magazine on the shelf which I do not tend to read in any detail. I think this magazine contains the right amount of advertisements which are relevant to the reader.
The covers to the magazine are always catchy and often sport a celebrity and of course the key articles in the magazine. The cost is currently £1.50 which is average for this type of read although I think for a weekly it is a little pricey.
Overall I find it a great read but wish I had more time to read it weekly!
I first bought More Magazine when I was about 14, with a group of friends feeling so grown up because it was a magazine for adults.
The one thing I remember about these issues and the reason why my friends and I kept buying it for a while was that it was packed with sex and like most adolescents this was what we mostly talked about.
Sex tips, sex confessions, sex polls but most importantly the position of the fortnight, which was then rated by couples who tried it.
I stopped buying More magazine a couple of years ago but picked it up again a couple of months ago because I wanted something new to read.
More is now a weekly magazine and although the position of the week has stayed it is not as packed with sex as it used to be. More now has a fashion and beauty section which contains affordable clothes from high street stores such as primark.
There is also a section on celebrities, men and relationships and an every week section.
Regular features include; 'Rehab'where readers send in their problems which are answered by experts, 'The Big question' where 40 men are asked th same question such as 'how would you propose?' and 'look what we brought where More goes to shopping centres and takes pictures of peoples purchases.
More Magazine is a great weekly mag and although different from how it used to be its emphasis on high street clothes means the quality is still high.
'More' for me and my friends was all about one thing - position of the fortnight! We'd buy this magazine as teenagers just to read that feature! I've somewhat grown up a bit since then and although I do glimpse at 'Position of the Fortnight' out of interest (and bewilderment) I can now appreciate the magazine for it's other contents! More has a unique style of journalism and I like it for its ease of reading - the articles are the perfect length for a soak in the bath and feature both 'real life' and celebrity stories. The fashion articles focus on high street affordable clothes and the problem pages make for interesting reading. The magazine is also lightweight (unlike some bulky glossys) and is ideal for a lunchtime read at work. I like More for it's wide appeal - even my husband has been known to read it whilst in the bath - I just hope he doesn't get any ideas from the Position of the Fortnight!
tuesday is my fav day! first thing on my mind when i wake up is that its more! day yay!!! sad i know but ive been buying this for at least 5 years from when i was at school and i dont think ive ever missed an issue and when they went weekly i was a very happy girl!
there are many parts i love in this magazine, the bag a bargin section nearly always has some sort of discount for a website of some kind, the trend alerts are always on trend and the shopping alert shows what real people from the streets are wearing which is always refreshing from the normal celebs or models that normal cover the pages of a weekly fashion mag, not forgetting the alan carr interviews, only he can get away with some of his questions! but my altime fav part by far has to be men overheard! even my bloke reads this part, a whole page of comments overheard by women of what men say just has to be the best part of this magazine an i have found myself listening more to what men say just to write in.
all in all a very good magazine enjoyed by both men and women and at £1.80 id say its worth trying at least once.
I have read More for Years. It is one of my fave magazines. Its great for a light read, even though every so often Im sure I should be reading something more educational. However, after a long hard day at work sometimes all you can cope with is an easy read of something nice and glossy such as this.
This magazine has all the usual, celeb gossip- something I can't get enough of. Problem pages, horoscopes, real life stories. There is also the infamous position of the week. Something my husband can't help but look at!!! He's usually the first one to get hold of my magazine for this main reason! So steer clear if you are easily offended. Especially as a lot of the content is usually sex orientated in one way or another. However, I find this full and frank discussion on issues such as relationships and sex quite refreshing. I enjoy being able to flick through the pages at my lesuire finding out about fashion and make up. Even at nearly 30 I can't get enough of this!
The magazine has recently changed from being a fornightly magazine to a weekly magazine. So a copy always happens to find itself in my trolley during my weekly shop.
Every so often the magazine- which is a reasonable £1.30 prints vouchers for the following week's edition for the excellent price of 80p. Bargain!! Especially during this credit crunch!!!
A great easy read. A super way to spend an hour of chill out 'me' time!
I've only recently started buying this magazine and I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised.
At only £1.80 this is a cheaper alternative to something like glamour, cosmopolitan but it's definately not lacking.
Jam packed full every issue, this magazine has you reading from cover to cover.
Yes, it's full of your typical gossip, men, fashion and sex but what else would you want in a magazine? a bit of literature? read a book...
The magazine is aimed at 16-24 aged women and is published on a weekly basis.
If you're a regular reader you can subscribe to the magazine (see: www.greatmagazines.co.uk) and with your subscription you will receive a makeup gift worth £37. You can also save 20% a year.
As said previously the magazine centres around topics stereotypical of womens weeklys.
First let me focus on the fashion aspect.
The magazine is great for outfit ideas on a budget...and there's usually a whole section dedicated to this.
(e.g current issue - 40 new years eve outfits under £40)
You will also find a great selection each issue of the current trends which again you can find on a budget.
There is always a great selection to give you inspiration regardless of your style, there's something for everyone.
Another fun aspect of this magazine is where readers model the latest outfit they've bought. Basically more magazine travels around the UK to different shopping centres each week, pinpoints a girl (with a hefty amount of shopping under her arm!) and asks her to try on what shes bought.
Another topic of the magazine is sex.
Now perhaps some people would prefer not to be reading about it but then again, many people will (if you don't like it skip past these pages... there's plenty more things to read)
The magazine includes hot sex tips, position of the week (tried and tested by readers who rate them) and other such articles to improve that sex life of yours!
Then we come to the men...
the magazine gives a decent supply of eye candy each issue, be it celebrity or regular men they've hunted down on the streets!
Articles each week centreing around men include "men say the daftest things" (which can be absolutely hilarious!) and "the one big question" where about 50 regular guys are asked one serious question (e.g "what would make you dump a girl?" or "when did you last say I love you?")
And of course, celebrity gossip. We all pretend not to care but we're all secretly dying to know! There's not too much of this...as with other magazines which can become very boring very quickly.
And finally, there is an element of seriousness to the magazine in which readers tell their shocking true life stories..
I think that just about sums it up. This magazine has something for everyone and is great value for money...and once you're done you can pass it on to a friend (see... i've even thought of recycling!)
Overall I think it's a great buy, I just wish I'd found it sooner so I hadn't wasted money on other not so good magazines.
//Vital Stats// Frequency: Fortnightly Price: £1.60 Average Number of Pages: 138 Publisher: Emap Elan Network I started buying More magazine a few months ago, when I was on the prowl for a new magazine that I would enjoy enough to buy regularly, since my budget for magazines had to kick in, since I was buying far too many a month. So my eyes wondered across the shelves, desperately seeking something that caught my eye... and it was then that More magazine entered my life. Now don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy More magazine, but as you will see as you read further, I have learned not to take it too seriously... More is a fun, laid back, celebrity obsessed, fashion mad girlie girl, who has recently dropped it’s exclamation mark in favour of the more sophisticated ‘More’, instead of the excited, bubbly, prehaps-a-little-too-enthuiastic exclamatory ‘More!’. //The Cover// The current issue as I write this, is dated September 3rd - 16th 2003. The cover stories are as follows: * ‘Get it tonight! Hot fantasy sex. Stop daydreaming & start doing it’ * ‘387 fashion buys to snap up fast’ * ‘Cameron: get the outfit Justin loves. Her jeans, shoes & make-up on the high street now!’ * ‘oh my God! Shoes that burn fat. Manolos are so last fortnight!’ * ’Shocking pics inside: ‘Doctors cut half my face off’ ’ * ‘Oooh the shame! Celeb red carpet disasters. Bad hair! Embarrassing Falls! Flashing Bits!’ //Audience// The magazine aims at a broad range of 16-24 year old women, and therefore contains the following predictable content in order to conform to its expectations: * quizzes - often associated with promoters, such as Magnum Ice Cream. * horoscopes - Presented in
a very clear, concise way, and includes the subtitles: ‘You’, ‘Love’, ‘Other Stuff’ and ‘Your Fortnight’s Mission’. * news features - recent examples include an interview with a survivor of the Spanish bomb blast, and Special Reports on rape, abuse etc. * relationships - how to keep a man, men’s opinions on first date outfits, where to meet men... the list is endless! * men and sex - (see relationships), Position of The Fortnight, sex news, advice. * celebrities - ‘Celebrity Stalker feature... which I have to admit I love, as well as Ring Of Truth, which highlights embarrassing celebrity fashion and image faux pas: ‘Away From the Airbrush Celebworld Gets Scary’. * fashion - where to buy the latest celeb looks, latest ‘must-buys’ etc. * beauty - new make-up, hair styles, dieting etc. * Problem pages - problem pages are very important in women’s magazines, because like it or lump it, magazines have the aim to be your guide in life, your bible, your big sister, PR Guru, fashion designer and best friend all in one. And therefore it must tend to the female need to help others and offer advice, as well as providing a shoulder to cry on for readers. etc. etc. etc. Hmmm, so now we have the brand values of More magazine presented clearly before us. Sex, Celebrities, (sex), Real-life, (sex), Fashion, (sex), Men (sex). Now did I mention Sex? Oh yes, and dieting... naturally. As no woman is ever happy with her body whether size eight or 18, are they? No, More magazine... we will obey you. A strict life of men, fashion, sex and dieting is for us. I mean, please!!! I have nothing at all against any of the above, in fact I will happily admit to being a fan of each... (some more than others, nat
urally ;0) ) but there are more things to life then men... sorry guys, but you get football, can’t we have something a little more exciting than dieting and fashion (that most of us wouldn’t dare to try on... even if we could afford it)?! Okay, okay, the rant stops now, I promise. It just annoys me that women are represented as being such bimbos, by their own kind! Traitors!!! But sex sells, as does dieting... as sales have proven. I think I will continue buying More for the time being, you get great free gifts, including a groovy pink hair brush (which fits perfectly into my handbag, I must admit) and a novel being recent examples. It’s a good magazine to pick up and read on the bus, or in-between lessons at college, but More is like the fun and zany best mate you have a laugh with, but get a bit bored with the same old thing after a while... So I’m sorry newsagents, I don’t know if I want any More, I think I’ve had my fill.... Buy it if... you’re after a light-hearted read, with great fashion pages and a surprisingly good ‘real-life’ element. Or if you’re a guy curious to see how the ‘other half’ supposedly live! Avoid at all costs if... easily offended (think the now infamous ‘Position of the Fortnight’). Special thanks for poking up with my feminist rant lol, Kirsty xxx
This is a great magazine, I used to purchase it every fortnight. I dont buy it anymore and heres why: One issue there was an article on Vanessa Feltz and how well she'd done to loose as much weight as she had, they had nothing but praise for her. They regularly write about how size doesnt matter and that women shouldn't fixate on the 'stick-thin' icons of todays world. In the next issue however; they slammed Vanessa for looking thin and picked on how the tops of her arms still had a little bit of flab. Considering this magazine is meant to empower women in a sexual and physical way I thought this was slightly below the belt. A few months later I thought I would give it another go however, and what I saw in that issue was much the same. I think they should decide what message they are giving to women AND men, then stick to it.