Back in January, Men’s Health magazine added a new feature on their website – a feminist blog!
That’s right ladies and gentleman, Men’s Health – one of the nation’s leading magazines providing sex, health, and fitness advice for men – has a feminist blog.
The website states, “This blog isn’t about Gloria Steinem, bra-burning, or man hating. But it is about feminism, the kind that makes a modern woman worth listening to, debating, and dating.”
Personally, I think it’s a great idea because as we know – the word feminism doesn’t always carry the most positive connotation.
Let me elaborate…
This past weekend I was studying at Barnes and Noble and, like usual, I was camped out at my favorite place to get work done – the cafe (which, might I add, is conveniently located right next to the magazine racks).
As I am reading over my notes, I couldn’t help but overhear two guys talking loudly about the magazines they were flipping through. At first, I paid no attention to their “which cover model had nicer tits” debate, but my interest was peaked when I heard them bring up Men’s Health.
Apparently the two both read the magazine, utilize their workout tips, as well as look into the magazine’s sex advice – yet neither were a fan of the newest addition to the website. They couldn’t believe that a men’s magazine would have such “an unnecessary” blog and made it quite clear that if they wanted to ”waste their time reading about girl crap” they would “resort to Cosmo.”
I think my point was just proved.
Feminism is clearly misunderstood by a lot of people and I think it’s brilliant that Men’s Health is providing their audience with a resource where they can get acquainted with the subject.
I encourage you to check out the blog and flip through a few of the posts. I had the pleasure of working with the author of the blog (Kiera Aaron) last summer and happen to know her writing style is rather impressive. Enjoy my fellow feminists!