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You Can’t Put A New Woman Down
Member Name: kathem
Date: 28/06/02, updated on 28/06/02 (54 review reads)
Advantages: V. Readable, Well balanced, Often witty
Disadvantages: Price, Too many ads
As I'm studying a degree in journalism, it would be my dream to work for a magazine like New Woman. I would love it. For once a glossy magazine has got the balance of (what I think) women want just right. I cannot stand the mags that go on about sex, sex, sex; or constant celeb drivel; or have stick thin models as idols. It gets too boring. For once, a glossy mag offers inspiration.
Other mags seem to go on about how you should stay single until as late as possible, leaving the really boring things like men, marriage, kids and career until last minute. As a singleton (who wishes to be a smug married some time!), I have found a mag that doesn't promote or reject the idea of marriage, doesn’t set an age-limit on having kids, or urges you to skive off work to go clubbing! It discusses the every-day highs and lows of life, from inspiring real-life stories to the ‘Evil Boss’ section (lovely pic of Mr. Burns from ‘The Simpsons’ accompanies that bit). Whatever – we’ve all been through the experiences that this magazine writes about.
It does follow many of the common traits of other magazines – fashion, sex, stories, holidays, celebs etc, but not as in-your-face and unbalanced as many of the other magazines.
For those of you who feel like they’re passed ‘More!’, don’t like the constant sex talk of ‘Cosmo’, but nowhere near the ‘Bella’ or ‘Take A Break’ stage yet – then I urge you to read this! No disrespect to any of those mags! Oh, and it has a crossword! Sorry to sound like an Old Woman rather than a Modern Woman, but those peeps down at the New Woman offices appreciate that sometimes work can get a tad boring. I’d say that New Woman is leaning towards the broadsheet standard of magazines rather than a trashy tabloid. Therefore – it speaks far more truth than drivel!