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Women’s Magazines: Conspiring to Make Us Feel Bad

Dear publishers📝of the women’s mags that are lined up in the racks at every grocery checkout in America. I, like millions of other American women, are sick of being bombarded with news of “miracle diets”. “Melt 14 Lbs in 7 days!” Really?

The covers of these female-targeted rags scream at us every week, telling women we are not good enough. Our hair, our nails, our skin, and especially our butts! Those are always in need of fixing! There are articles informing us of how to make our butts rounder, flatter, muscular, or any other shape you all decide is the butt shape of the week. You do know we are all born with a certain shape and that’s pretty much it, right? I mean, if long arms were in, I could not make my arms any longer, ya know?

Yet, my eyelashes must “grow” longer! Really? Women all over America are paying hundreds of dollars💰to have some “beauty practitioner” add individual eyelashes to our eyes. And we are doing it.

There must be some grand conspiracy going on here. Women’s mags, you must change your ways! In a few weeks there is a Women’s March happening in Washington. How about you put that on your cover? Or highlight our brave women in uniform, or our brilliant scientists, like those shown in the movie, “Hidden Figures?” And guess what, those were mathematical equations that got John Glenn to the moon! It had nothing to do with their “strong nails.”

“It’s ironic that these magazines are in the grocery store check out line. Do you not see the cruelty in shaming us while we are buying food? The stuff we need to keep our brilliant problem-solving brains going?”

All of you women reading this, I want you to know you don’t need an anti-aging miracle. And Mother Nature never intended our child-bearing bodies to be “slim all over.”

Since we will never get them to stop, I recommended we load a good book📖onto our kindles and read that in the check out from now on. A trip to the grocery store should not make us dislike ourselves from head to toe. All of our hair is not meant to be silky smooth. Everyone gets wrinkles. I don’t know why my calves need to be “sleeker!”

I’m dreaming of the day when there are Men’s mags with equal and impossible dilemmas fed to them to solve. “Naval too big? How to stitch it into a sleeker shape!” “No more Fred Flintstone toes in your flip-flops.” “Have that big hairy one shaved slim and waxed!” “Who needs nipples!”

Until then, I’m keeping my head held high, even if my hair could be thicker, curlier, smoother, and shinier. And you should too!😊

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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