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03 Apr 2010, 8:32 am

No, I don't read women's magazines. I don't find them interesting at all.

If I'm in a waiting room somewhere, I sometimes read disability related magazines or Donald Duck. If there is no magazine that interests me, I just don't read anything and instead use my imagination to keep me entertained while I'm waiting.



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03 Apr 2010, 2:35 pm

It's interesting, I also go through Cosmo phases, even though I skip all the beauty and sex stuff. I think maybe I just read it to see how my life could be, and some of the articles just grab your attention, like junk food.
Also read Psychology Today--definately a women's magazine.

I also love MAD, Discover and Sciam. :)



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06 Apr 2010, 2:01 am

There are some women's erotica publications I'll read, but beyond that, I read very little that's specifically marketed towards women.



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06 Apr 2010, 7:50 am

Anyone know that magazine called Psychologies? I bought it recently as I hadn't seen it before and thought, reasonably enough, that it would be about psychology. You know what it is about? Make-up and so on, like Cosmo, only WORSE.

It makes me feel physically ill, the fact that they dare to call it that name. Why are they even allowed to?

I read Micro Mart (only cos Linux mags are so expensive), and all sorts of books, and I online I read The F Word (the feminism one not the food one) and I Blame The Patriarchy. I highly recommend the latter by the way - She is absolutely right about 99.9999999% of the time, and relates it all with a cynicism so bitter it makes my toes curl! Go on Twisty!



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06 Apr 2010, 10:05 am

There's definitely a lot of rubbish out there, but there is actually a complex and intriguing psychological history from the perspective of the fashion photographer. I used to think that stuff was so stupid, too, until I studied it in grad school. Fashion and its depiction reflect tons about the society blah blah blah. There's even a theory that some of history's major events were "foretold" in a manner of speaking, by changes in dress and fashion. For example, before the French Revolution, ladies (not all women, but those of a high social status) were flouting social conventions and literally playing down their wealth and status. Men had also started foregoing all the symbols of status they had previously displayed in their clothing. These changes pre-dated the revolution by 10 years. Anyway, if anyone wants to know more I could go on at length. Just pm me. :)

Otherwise, though, fashion historians maintain that men gave up their liberty for equality. Women never gave up their liberty. Hence the wide range of options in women's fashion.

That said, I don't bother with the articles. I want pictures. I love true haute couture - they're like museum pieces.

I like a magazine that's well designed like Nylon or graphic design magazines, which admittedly aren't really aimed at women.



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06 Apr 2010, 10:09 pm

anomie wrote:
Anyone know that magazine called Psychologies? I bought it recently as I hadn't seen it before and thought, reasonably enough, that it would be about psychology. You know what it is about? Make-up and so on, like Cosmo, only WORSE.

It makes me feel physically ill, the fact that they dare to call it that name. Why are they even allowed to?

I read Micro Mart (only cos Linux mags are so expensive), and all sorts of books, and I online I read The F Word (the feminism one not the food one) and I Blame The Patriarchy. I highly recommend the latter by the way - She is absolutely right about 99.9999999% of the time, and relates it all with a cynicism so bitter it makes my toes curl! Go on Twisty!


I totally agree! I picked up that magazine once too and wondered the same thing. Oh well, maybe "looking and feeling beautiful" is what some women's psychologies are based on, they weren't taught any different. Sad but true.



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18 Apr 2010, 8:03 am

I really hate women's magazines. I am very curious and am therefore drawn towards them and have to make myself look away to avoid reading them and therefore having a meltdown.
I used to read music magazines like Kerrang! and Q, now I just read New Scientist.
anomie - I was upset by looking at that magazine and discovering it had nothing to do with psychology :(


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19 May 2010, 10:14 am

Weirdly my therapist didn't like to waste her magazines and so would give me a bundle every so often to take home and read through. Cosmo is awful. I did like Vogue though, there were some interesting articles, it wasn't all about make up and fashion like I thought it would be.

I used to read Glamour because it was the cheapest one with articles. I hate celeb mags like OK and Hello. I don't like all the make up pages. I'm not sure how you are meant to read them or what you're meant to take from them, I do appreciate the colours and images from a graphic design point of view though. And I am into dress-making so I enjoy looking at photos of clothes. If I really like a design I enjoy trying to work out how it is made and think about how I can make it for myself.

I hate all the articles about relationships though. I have never been in a relationship and it isn't relevant to me. I don't like the way women's mags all assume that the readers are in a relationship. That made me feel a bit rubbish and is probably why I stopped reading them.

I used to work in a gym and they got a magazine in called Zest for the customers. I used to sit and read it when I wasn't busy.

It's been a long time since I bought a mag. I think that the last one I got was a guitar mag. But I don't get it often because it's expensive.



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19 May 2010, 10:46 am

Mall reading topic

Passes the time at the checkout. I look at all the weird fashions that NT women simply must have!! :P


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21 Jun 2010, 1:24 pm

the only interesting stuff in these mags is the sex stuff. Everything i know about sex i learned from so called womens magasines. The rest of what is in these mags is just soooo boring


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21 Jun 2010, 1:24 pm

the only interesting stuff in these mags is the sex stuff. Everything i know about sex i learned from so called womens magasines. The rest of what is in these mags is just soooo boring


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22 Jun 2010, 4:11 am

I read them, but for only for the recipes and diet success secrets, and fashion... I prefer the teen women magazines they have cute guy interviews and more stuff that is applicable to my life.



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22 Jun 2010, 6:04 pm

I read glamour and seventeen because family gave me subscriptions for them, but only for the entertainment value. You have to take them with a grain of salt. They tell you to be confident in your body then say to wax the damn blonde mustache you have (along with any hair not on the top of your head, for that matter) or your man will dump you. It's all very contradictory... magazines should either tell people to be confident 100% with who they are as is or tell them they need to look like candice swampoel if they ever want to be happy in their lives. Simple as that.



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28 Jun 2010, 4:58 pm

lol, never. If I'm at the dr's office and that's all they have I usually will read it to comically entertain myself. Give me a copy of home improvement magazine or popular mechanics and I'm happy.



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29 Jun 2010, 1:51 pm

I buy back issues on a local market stall to cut up for collages. I prefer foreign ones, because then I can't read the articles. Otherwise, I'll only read them if I'm in a doctor's surgery and I've forgotten to bring a book, which doesn't happen often. It's been proven (in controlled experiments) that they make you feel worse about yourself after only a few minutes' reading. Plus, apparently eating disorder clinics won't allow them on the premises, which says something.

I'd buy Bust if they had it here - it started as a zine, and it has some fun stuff in - but since Borders went under, I can't find it anywhere. I got Diva one time because it had a special 'fat girls' issue, which was cool - but it's a lesbian mag, and as a straight woman I'd like to see something in the UK that has intelligent stuff for the non-superficial woman without necessarily being queer-focused. Apart from the odd gem of an independent newsagents, about the only place to buy mags these days is WH Smiths, and they have a crap selection.


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13 Jul 2010, 10:52 pm

Since I read compulsively, I often read so-called women's magazines but I use them academically. These magazines help me to understand what the publishing industry wants American women to be interested in - not that it works on me, but I'm curious about what I'm supposed to be interested in. I also like to look at local magazines when I'm in other countries for similar reasons. For me, Asperger's means always being an anthropologist.