Hags Mags


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09 May 2007

At my local newsagent the women’s magazines are, inexplicably, laid out on the counter; Women’s Own, Bella, She, Elle, Chat, Heat, Stupid Cunt (okay, I made that last one up, but it would do as the title of them all.)

Whilst queueing up I usually scan the covers and headlines and snicker at the brainless articles of celebrity gossip and ‘True Story’ tales that these tomes of glossy stupidity contain.

It’s amazing how much women seem to love tragedy, going by these magazines. There seem to be plenty of articles advertised on the front along the lines of Raped by my step-dad! and Face to face with my sister’s killer! It’s as if, even when heart-wrenchingly real, tragedy is just another bit of gossip for women to ingest at lunchtime and then vomit forth over other women at the water cooler when they should be working that afternoon. Then again, it says a lot that the women at the centre of these stories seem to be quite capable of selling their stories to some dumb magazine that averages fifty-pictures and fifty-words per-article.

What I notice the most about these magazines is who is on the cover; women.

Women, women, women and more women. That’s all there is on magazines for women.

Men’s magazine covers feature trains, planets, aeroplanes, computer game characters, naked women (in the case of porn mags), naked men (in the case of gay mags), half-naked women (photography mags), rock stars, computers, DVD players, guitars, sailing boats, motorboats, motorbikes, cars, guns, model train-sets…and so on.

Obviously the cover of magazines depicts what is of interest to the publication’s readers.

Scan the covers of magazines for men; they depict a whole vast spectrum of things.

Scan the magazines for women, and they all depict are women. Women, women, women, cunting fucking women!

Whilst men are fascinated by a whole range of stuff, all women are interested in, it seems, is women. If they show a passing interest in anything else (like men) it’s only in how they relate to women.

To quote, once again, from Richard Ford; men look out on the world through a window, whilst women gaze endlessly into a mirror.

Finally, what is the most visible achievement of feminism in academic circles?

That’s right; Women’s Studies

They fucking study themselves. Then they study themselves studying themselves!

And women dare to wonder why they are under-represented in the invention and scientific discovery stakes. How can they invent or discover anything when all their sex indulges in is dolorous naval gazing?

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 6:39 PM

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At 7:39 PM, tba said…

What I notice the most about these magazines is who is on the cover; women.

Women, women, women and more women. That’s all there is on magazines for women.

That is an interesting point. I’ve never even thought about that. And it is true men have a wider range of interests than women (reflected in men’s mags).

Another thing is that these women’s mags are written BY women ABOUT women. Thus all this crap about the pressure to be thin, living up to society’s images of women…blah, blah, blah…and the treatment of celebrity women by paparazzi is really the fault of WOMEN and is perpetuated by WOMEN, not men.

So when they wonder why runway models are razor thin, why women on the mags are skinny, why ‘everyone’ seems to be into the private lives of anna nichole, paris, lindsay, and why britney (and the rest) are so screwed up…they need only look in the mirror. (ok, u can also blame gay men for the thin models).

I mean, all they have to do is look at Men’s magazine (porn and otherwise) to see the type of women that interest MEN. Hint to women: they are NOT razor thin women.

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At 7:43 PM, Patriarchal Phoenix said…

They fucking study themselves. Then they study themselves studying themselves!

Fucking Brilliant Line!

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At 9:20 PM, Anonymous said…

Even the mens mags like FHM and Loaded are quite girly and full of toss I remember buying a copy of Loaded when I was 17 (the last lad mags I ever bought was when I was 18 or 19) anyway it and was full of adverts for metrosexual products like gel, face cream and all that “modern man” bollocks. Literally every page was for an ad for something. Also poor cringe worthy advice was given made for attracting women. Sure you get hot pictures of women in the mags but there hardly worth the £4-5.00 to buy one. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if women were behind writing these mags now. There is definitely a lack of mags for men, we usually have a small section in the newsagents, WH Smith places like that and the womens section of magazines is like 3 or 4 fucking different rows. Just wedding magazines alone have 1 entire big row from what I remember seeing when In WH Smith. Maybe it could be men don’t like reading that much I don’t Know I know I am not much of reader.

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At 10:03 PM, Davout said…

Women believe that they know men better than men do. When they discover that they don’t actually know men at all, they try to make the data fit the theory as evidenced by their rants: “there are no good men left!!!” and “be a real man!!” amongst others.

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At 10:34 PM, Kumogakure said…

The community of women is a scary thing!

To quote “The Female Brain“, which is a must read for all MRAs…

“Baby girls are born interested in emotional expression. they take meaning about themselves from a look, a touch, every reaction from the people the come in contact with. from these cues they discover whether they are worthy, lovable, or annoying… It’s the same kind of instinct that keeps a grown woman going after a narcissistic or otherwise emotionally unavailable man–“if I do it just right, he’ll love me.”

Emotionally speaking, most women are like children, and most of the time, if left to their own devices, they do stupid stuff like ruin their bodies, have a gazillion sex partners, work so much that they forget to have children, and of course… read those damn tabloids!!

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At 2:33 AM, Christianj said…

“Whilst men are fascinated by a whole range of stuff, all women are interested in, it seems, is women”

This is the exact reason why they go dead quiet and stare at you blankly when you ask them about relationships with “what’s in it for me”

They cannot see outside their own bubble.

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At 3:16 AM, phoenix said…

Most of those mags also talk about how to manipulate men, usually by playing the sex card. Yet us men are the ones obsessed by it. Well, it’s true, 80% of our sex IS obsessed with pursuing women for intercourse, but that should compare favorably to the 99% of women that use it to manipulate a man.

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At 4:02 AM, Faustus said…

Female = Lesbo of Self.

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At 4:14 AM, Anonymous said…

Truly a masterpiece you’ve got with this one Duncan, hats off. Eye opening and thought provoking indeed

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At 4:46 AM, Anonymous said…

Truly a masterpiece of a post Duncan. Eye opening and thought provoking indeed.

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At 7:23 AM, Field Marshall Watkins said…

Women’s Studies.

If ever there was an indication of penis envy. There it is.

They have to constantly attempt to ’empower’ themselves because they have contributed so little to the world (and they know it.)

It must really suck waking up in the morning, and knowing, as you go about your silly girly day, that everything you use and everything that has been made has been made by men.

HAHA.

Duncan you’re right about those stinking mags. It’s all sex (get your perfect man) tragedy and the ‘lets tell you what you have to wear this ‘season’ because you can’t think for yourselves can you? sections.

Pathetic. And they lap it up! In lads mags (I haven’t looked in ages) but the fashion sections usually revolve around pictures of models wearing suits and whatnot, with the prices there.

And that’s it.

None of this ‘wear this, green is the new yellow’ bollocks. They know men will go ‘fuck off I wear what I like,’ and rip those pages out and make paper planes with it. Actually that paper is shit for paper planes.

I wouldn’t say they were under-represented of course, (although they would think so) it’s a perfectly fair representation.

They aren’t loads of female inventors/ female inventions, because they haven’t actually invented them.

Much easier to let men do it isn’t it?

Hey, relax! Let men do it all seeing as you think you’re a princess. Then they complain men have done everything.

Notice how they’re complaining about it, but they still aren’t actually doing anything LOL.

All talk and no action.

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At 10:32 AM, Days of Broken Arrows said…

This is a brilliant post. Bravo! I had sort of noticed the narcissism of women’s mags, but this really puts the subject into focus. great job — I’ll be sure to bring this up in conversations.

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At 1:39 PM, Anonymous said…

Oh my – the need for doing something like this recently grew and grew, and then – bang! I discovered your blog! Great content, great attitude, you are not alone in this, believe me, but it’s nice seeing not all are so quite 🙂 I think, this will be my second favourite blog soon 🙂

Regards

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At 1:51 PM, Dan said…

Once again – women’s mags, women’s TV Networks, women’s this, that and the other would not be possible if it were not for te help of men. As one of my favorite pastors said, on Mother’s Day no less, “Feminism is simply it’s own religion….it is secular humanism on the half-shell.” I must say, may God bless him for having the courage to denounce feminism – also pointing out that on Mother’s Day, it is “taboo” to have anything other than the most respectful cards and greetings to mom. On father’s day, however, it’s open season to make dad the butt of every joke, make Dad pay for the collect calls, oh, and don’t forget Father’ Day gifts and dinners payed for by….you guessed it DAD!!

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At 2:00 PM, Anonymous said…

These women’s magazines you refer to are exactly the same here in the USA. Like yourself, I will view the headlines while standing in a grocery store check out line. It is absolutely mind numbing the tribe/drivel women read and, worse yet, WHAT THEY BELIEVE! No wonder men don’t take too many women seriously. Amazing even still, is that we men marry them. For the younger men out there: DO NOT MARRY!

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At 2:06 PM, Anonymous said…

More like Cunt gazing rather than Navel gazing.

Me, me, me. Cunt, cunt, cunt.

That, in a nutshell, was how ‘The Vagina Monologues’ started.

Imagine the societal outrage had it been ‘The Penis Dialogues’ instead. Wait a minute… I doubt that would have even happened in the first place, silly me. I think even gays blush at the thought of talking about their dicks all day to an audience.

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At 2:51 PM, ChicagoMan said…

Also I notice on the cover of so many women’s magazines is a HUGE preoccupation with sex and cheating.

I once saw a headline- “How to cheat and not get caught”

“Go ahead and have a fling, it is normal, you deserve it”

and etc.

It amazes me how stupid most of these women are.

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At 3:20 PM, darkbhudda said…

Every couple of years they have a media frenzy over the launch of a new magazine for women by women by some famous female executive type that promises not to be full of trashy gossip, fashion and sex tips. No, this is going to be by smart, successful women for smart, successful women.

They all sell poorly, until they start printing gossip and diet, fashion and sex tips.

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At 4:42 PM, Anonymous said…

Great analysis!

I wonder if that’s a reflection of why men are not marching in the streets for rights like the women and gays?

Civilized heterosexual males focus on building and accomplishing. Serving something outside themselves.

We don’t sit in front of the mirror all day whining. We don’t bitch and complain with our girlfriends. Why? We’re too busy with technical problems, invention, discovery, maintaining the infrastructure.

That’s probably why more men are just individually deciding that modern, spoiled bitch women are NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE. We don’t need to be told that by the television and led around by our nose (like women have since the 1970s). We can reason. Women are not worth it anymore.

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At 4:45 PM, Anonymous said…

Another thing is that these women’s mags are written BY women ABOUT women. Thus all this crap about the pressure to be thin, living up to society’s images of women…blah, blah, blah…and the treatment of celebrity women by paparazzi is really the fault of WOMEN and is perpetuated by WOMEN, not men.

Great point!

So when they wonder why runway models are razor thin, why women on the mags are skinny…

Sounds like women are projecting what they would like to be. The last time they were that skinny was likely in childhood. They want to look like children?

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At 6:31 PM, Anonymous said…

Ha ha .. bullseye!

I’ve been to some nightclubs where there were abundant mirrors and guess who the hotties were dancing with.

That’s right, themselves! In the mirror. For hours, and you could not rip them away from themselves!

And this was in Eastern Europe!

It’s a universal trait.

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At 6:37 PM, Anonymous said…

great post! on the magazine aisle in most supermarkets, there’s a certain satisfaction of the mens magazines on the left…working its way down to the womens comics, then the children’s comics on the right.

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At 6:54 PM, TBA said…

Even the mens mags like FHM and Loaded are quite girly and full of toss I remember buying a copy of Loaded when I was 17 (the last lad mags I ever bought was when I was 18 or 19) anyway it and was full of adverts for metrosexual products like gel, face cream and all that “modern man” bollocks. Literally every page was for an ad for something. Also poor cringe worthy advice was given made for attracting women. Sure you get hot pictures of women in the mags but there hardly worth the £4-5.00 to buy one. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if women were behind writing these mags now.

You are absolutely right about this. Which is why it’s been yeeeeears since I last purchased Maxim. If you look the content of these men’s mags, at times you would believe that we men are nothing but bumbling idiots. I GUARANTEE that they have women in these so called “men’s” magazine- after all, it would be evidence of sexual discrimination if the employees of these mags were ALL MEN. They were probably secretly pressured to include women in them.

But that doesn’t get under my skin as much as WOMEN SPORTSWRITERS and WOMEN ANCHORING ESPN. Women ruin everything. I used to love reading the USA Today Sports page mainly because it’s the only mainstream newspaper that devotes so many pages to sports. But I hate that chick Christine Brennan. She is always lecturing us men on Title 9 and women not getting fair shake in sports. I still read USA Today, but not as much.

Then we have SportsCenter. Call me misogynist, but I don’t wanna see some chick telling me about what’s been going on in the sports world. So whenever I see a chick anchoring SportsCenter, I switch the channel.

Women are so jealous men that they want destroy anything that men can use to get away from women. That Augusta (men’s only) golf club, women in NASCAR, on the sports pages, th idea of DV increases during the Super Bowl, and women in the pre-game shows (for baseball). I don’t watch baseball on Fox as much as much as I used because of that chic.

MARK MY WORDS, they WILL force women in the booths as color commentators and analysts for Football games soon enough because it is tooo manly a sport and men love it so much, so they gotta feminize the sport.

Women can yap til their face turns blue while reading these Women’s mags but please, LEAVE MY SPORTS ALONE. Sports is the only reason why I still have a tv (that and watching braveheart, gladiator, gods and generals and other great movies).

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At 8:10 PM, Anonymous said…

4:45 They want to look like children?
Yeah, right ! Most don’t want to be red hot mamas anymore…nor butch dykes (thankyou for that)- but reverting to childhood -Yes! A good escape from the reality of a booze sodden ‘denial of men’ culture.
Lost ‘children’ who earn (serf) their money to drink their lives away- while blaming men.
Sadly for them (for I too like a pint) womens’ brains are wired up to be habituated more readily than mens’ and their bodyfat ratio is worse for detoxing the results too.
Not mens’ fault though!! Yet !
Nor are we all responsible for the types who move in on them in this state…5k

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At 9:12 PM, Anonymous said…

Got to admit you hit the nail on the head with this one Duncan. These mags are full of advice to women on how attract and keep their “perfect man”, usually by inducing them to purchase a load of cosmetics, sprays, cremes, self help books, and all the other crap that is advertised on every page.

Still, in fairness, the womens mag in the US with the greatest circulation is still “Better Homes and Gardens”.

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At 11:07 PM, phoenix said…

Women have no hobbies or interests themselves, and can’t stand when a man takes joy from something, so yes, they insist on ruining it for the man as well. Women are miserable by themselves, so they take great joy from spreading that misery to others. Only when a man has given up and is a shell of himself is a woman finally happy.

It’s absurd how women insist on entering things men do. You’ll never see a man insist on telling women about the mental processes during pregnancy, at least, not in terms of what she thinks or feels about something, instead a man will give you the science and leave it at that, and won’t push it. However women insist on talking about sports and being a man as if they understand the why or what behind those things. It’s really irritating. The NFL will probably get feminized, and when it does, the NFL will refuse to cut away the problem when ratings decline and instead continue ruining the product. I love the NFL, but I’ll just switch to whatever male sport that isn’t feminized that will spring up right after. My bed will be on MMA/UFC taking over when that happens, because right now women don’t want anything to do with it because they’re busy claiming it’s too violent (the same thing they said about football before there was money in it).

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At 1:39 AM, Anonymous said…

“Women are so jealous of men that they want to destroy anything that men can use to get away from women.”

This is a real pearl of observation, but jealousy is not the motive.
Women are both genetically inclined, and groomed from birth, to hunt men down and make slaves of them. They have been doing this for centuries, and are spectacularly good at it. Every wedding is one more man conquered. Men are lured into capture by a host of tricks so subtle that many hapless men remain ignorant of them their whole lives, even after marriage.

Feminism owed its appeal to women because it offered them a whole new hunting-ground – the work-place. The nonsense about “career” and “self-fulfillment through work” is just one aspect of the trickery employed to make men admit women into their lives. What dopes we are! Once we let them in, nothing was safe, and traditional men’s sanctuaries have been shut down one-by-one. The increasing reach of feminist government into our daily lives ensures even the poor hunters get their prey.

If you genuinely want to avoid having your labour co-opted and your time spent according to feminine caprice, do what all other prey species do – avoid them at all costs, and believe absolutely nothing of what they say. Talk is their primary weapon. Even on sites like this, the occasional huntress will come trolling, talking of “empathy with the men’s movement” or some similar such lure, when in her dark heart she’s just working an under-exploited man resource.

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At 2:05 AM, Pete Patriarch said…

The biggest selling mag is still Better Homes and Gardens – and all the “New Woman, Femina, Cosmopolitan” magazines are about is anger that their fantasy hasn’t been fulfilled yet.

There’s a lot of pent-up anger towards men in these “strong single woman” magazines – the Capable Career Cunt thing is just a facade over the needy, broody woman who usually picks up these magazines. Even Playgirl.

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At 4:18 AM, Anonymous said…

A number of posters have mentioned those glossy magazines aimed at young men such as Maxim, but all of you have neglected the male equivalent of Cosmo – Playboy.

Take away the pictures of naked girls (the magazine’s one redeeming point) and Playboy is just a middle-brow version of Cosmo for men (or metrosexuals, more truthfully). Hefner is supposed to be bisexual so this might explain the magazine’s feminine quality and narcissism.

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At 9:27 AM, Sociopathic Revelation said…

Here in America, we have yet ANOTHER of many magazines devoted to womendom called SELF. The title says it all.

BTW, like the others I also applaud this OP, Duncan. I wish I would have wrote it. Outstanding.

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At 10:29 AM, Anonymous said…

Bit off topic guys, but very interesting.

This bloke gets (rightly, as he’s rather twisted) jail. But note how he ‘seduced’ the poor innocent girls by telling them he was 26. Nobody is pointing out the girls must have been utter sluts to fuck a guy twice their age in return for a few presents.

Contrast with the wimmin teachers, who usually say their 14 yr old conquests are male sluts who seduced them – then get found innocent.

Therefore – male (of whatever age)=EVIL seducer
female= innocent little flower/amateur porn star

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At 1:12 PM, Javier said…

Looks like the “anonymous drop box for UNWANTED babies” is catching on world-wide. Now the Japanese are doing it …

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At 2:48 PM, Javier said…

BTW, a new bill was passed recently in the USA called teh “MOTHERS Act” (the Mom’s Opportunity To Access Help, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression (MOTHERS) Act) to further give tax payer’s money to women for something usually misdiagnosed in the first place.

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At 5:22 PM, Javier said…

Also, I caught this on abcnews.com:

U.S. Divorce Rate Lowest Since 1970

Of course, they don’t give the REAL reason why people are not marrying today, but several of the people who commented do.

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At 5:28 PM, Anonymous said…

When men, on a society-wide scale, refuse to pay their taxes, Big Sister imperial governments fall and women return to their rightful, submissive place. Can’t work, you say? Are they going to imprison us all? Who’ll pay for that? The only way to fight the State is through the treasury. Put the State back in its place, and females follow.

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At 7:16 PM, tba said…

Women are miserable by themselves, so they take great joy from spreading that misery to others. Only when a man has given up and is a shell of himself is a woman finally happy.

EXACTLY. Which is why to love to read those gossip magazines about celebrities. They feel better after how miserable other celebrities are. [as an aside: what the hell is this crap about how Paris may not go to jail anymore?] And why they love to talk negatively about a hot chick (“those boobs are fake”, etc).

It’s absurd how women insist on entering things men do.

That is because deeeeeeep down women know that they cannot measure up to men. Because men are better they have to bring men down to their level

I love the NFL, but I’ll just switch to whatever male sport that isn’t feminized that will spring up right after. My bed will be on MMA/UFC taking over when that happens, because right now women don’t want anything to do with it because they’re busy claiming it’s too violent (the same thing they said about football before there was money in it).

And that is already beginning.Young folks our age are watching MMA more and more. Less are watching the traditional sports, outside of football.

You know here is the funny thing. You have all of these reports about how there’s a lack women in NASCAR, and you see how the media goes gaga about Danica, and Michelle Wie BUT where are the clamorings for women joining the football teams? The basketball teams? Baseball? There’s NO WAY IN HELL that they would advocate women in MMA or boxing!!! I remember when mike tyson talked about how he wanted to begin fighting women and the media started going crazy. the woman he picked out as the one he wanted to fight wasn’t having none of that.

You don’t even hear about how there should be women in the men’s tennis tours (especially after all the hoopla about Billy Jean King). Those cowards. At least Serena Williams had enough dignity to realize that she could never compete against the men in tennis.

Come to think of it, why don’t we hear about how men and women should race together? Or do gymnastics? After all, there is no contact whatsoever in these sports.

As far as Playboy is concerned- who the hell reads the articles. I’ve never read a Playboy article. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it is feminized.

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At 7:18 PM, tba said…

btw, this is an EXCELLENT topic about women and their magazines. That they have a magazine called SELF truly IS all that needs to be said about these magazines. That was a great point, SR.

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At 7:21 PM, Anonymous said…

This is off topic, Duncan, but I strongly suggest that you check out the following link, it partially explains why so many men become convinced bachelors. It basically explains why women sell out to anybody once their expiration date hits, and how little there is for men.
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At 8:15 PM, Darren Blacksmith said…

Spot on post. Also, notice how women are always whining about how several of the magazines for men are obsessed with sex, but look at how many tens of womens magazines are! And some of them (including ones for younger girls) include images of naked or half-naked men. So basically these women haven’t a leg to stand on in their bitching against the lads mags.

Also I agree with the fact that women generally don’t have hobbies or interests in the world unless it relates to them directly. No subject is covered by the women’s magazines unless it can be related to how it might ‘spice up’ a woman’s sex life.

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At 1:48 AM, k-dog said…

Duncan, this is off topic but possibly worthy of your reaction:

(The “prom babies” letter and response)

Takes female illogicality to ever higher heights: 18 years of bringing up a child over 4 years of university. The letter might be a hoax in some respects, but I suspect the phenomenon does happen.

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At 1:16 PM, Anonymous said…

I just came across a Telegraph article, “The 27-year itch“.
It’s about divorce among over-fifties.
It’s 3 pages long and quite detailed.
I won’t spoil the contents, please read for yourself, it’s quite interesting & it illustrates the mindset of modern women quite well.
A must read for readers of this blog.

Maybe Duncan could do a blog post on this?

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At 4:21 PM, Anonymous said…

The Modern Woman is parasite. The Modern State is a parasite.

Both work in lockstep to feed off men. Like fraternal vampires.

Deny both a body to feed off and they weaken.

Deny them resources. Deny them income. Deny them sources of esteem.

Modern Business is a soulless mercenary. Money is their master and Women and the State master the money.

Deny. Foil. Obstruct. Sabotage.

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At 3:06 AM, Mike said…

Duncan, This site is a revelation, mate!.
There are regular TV ads on over here selling the latest Womens mag of the month, I can’t believe that anyone could watch these ads, let alone read the bullshit being offered.
It’s all the same thing every month.
Only magazine I would pay money for these days is Silicon Chip (an Aussie electronics magazine).
Female sports commentators are slowly creeping in over here too, but really only for sports like netball.
One sport that will never have female commentators is cricket, which happens to be my favourite sport.
Women would never have the attention span to be able to watch, let alone commentate a 5 day cricket test.

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At 7:20 PM, Anonymous said…

You def have a point, but please –
not all of us women read this shit and are obsessed with ourselves. You write as if every female is selfish and self absorbed.

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At 2:36 AM, Anonymous said…

You def have a point, but please –
not all of us women read this shit and are obsessed with ourselves. You write as if every female is selfish and self absorbed.

What – don’t like being stereotyped, generalised about and bad-mouthed on a web-site that only a small number of guys even know about? Imagine what it would be like if the main-stream press was like this, ALL OVER THE WORLD.
Welcome to our world sister.

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