Tell me, what do women magazines mean to you? I am pretty sure most women subscribe/buy/read/flip through women magazines. Do they give you a sense of pride or do they remind you how fugly/outdated/poor/dumb/under-achiever you are? Note that this is my bitching blog, so don’t take me seriously ok? I just injured my big toe and it hurts like hell. A woman with a swollen big toe is not to be messed with.
I just received my last issue of the Malaysian Women’s Weekly for the month of April. The March issue is somewhere around the house, still a virgin, untouched and un-opened. Why? ‘Cos I don’t read women’s magazines. It is evil. It is devilish. It corrupts the mind. It makes wise and smart woman like me dumb. It makes pretty girls feel ugly. It turns good girl into wallflowers because these mags preached, sex, sex, sex.
*muahahahaha* Don’t get me wrong. I love MWW and the editor, Tara and I have exchanged many emails. MWW is probably the only mag that seems ‘proper’ to me. MWW is for women of all ages. Tara is an Australian living in Singapore and hence, I suppose her exposure with the Australian WW have made MWW more palatable. And I had appeared in it twice.
But take a look at other mags. Ewwwss….It is nothing but a huge product catalogues. I do read these women mags, 4 times a year when I am at my hairdresser, waiting for a haircut.
When I was in my late teens and early twenties, gosh that is like some ancient time!, I used to read the US version of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Vogue and Glamour. The mamak stalls along Jalan Macalister used to sell past issues at very cheap price. So, I always have this arrogant attitude ‘cos I am so well-read mah. I keep up-todate with the current international fashion and phrase whilst my friends were only crawling along with Her World and Female. I knew about pilates but over here it was still aerobics. Wah, damn proud man ‘cos I thought I am some sort of high class, rich girl. I even learnt the karma-sutra (hahaha) from Cosmo and all the ethics of one-night stands. Like, “Should I bring along my own toothbrush?” Woohoo, is that something to be proud of?
Not really. But I am pretty level-headed and well anchored. Otherwise, I probably would have followed those lifestyles which seems so ‘pure and innocent’ as portrayed by the mags. Someone I know told me that our local magazines are only interested in topics with sex undertones. She actually told me that if I can write something sex related, it will be printed. No thank you, if I am going to write, I might as well blog.
So, agree with me that women magazines are mostly craps? Now, there is a better alternative to reading women magazine – A Liulian Lifestyle (ALL)! HOHOHOHO.
OK, my toe is less painful now. Back to doing housework.