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The 10 Best Pieces Of “Pink Journalism” I’ve Read This Year

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When the ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) awards for magazine journalism were listed online, the blogopshere took a quick whiff and reported back with the precise recipe for becoming award-winning journalist: Oh, testosterone. No women were nominated in profiles, features, reporting, essays or columns– the most prestigious categories.

What this sparked was a discussion about the gender byline gap and how the award-winning magazines like The New Yorker and Harpers don’t publish as many stories by women because they don’t pitch them. People pointed out that often, women stick to the “pink ghetto” of women’s magazines (and websites) and write about “pink” topics that are, apparently, undeserving of acclaim.

I am here to reclaim the term, “pink journalism.” I happen to love stories about women, relationships, sexuality, lifestyle, reproductive health, personal essays — all of which are considered “pink”and, I think, wildly important. That said, after the jump are some of the best “pink” pieces I’ve read recently, with comments from some of my favorite ‘”pink” writers. This is in no way a complete list, just a few favorites. And feel free to add your recommendations in the commets.   Keep reading »

Lady Mag Lesson #3: Be A Slave To Fashion!

You know what my favorite thing is about lady mags, besides the occasionally thought-provoking features, perfume samplers, and usually off-the-mark horoscopes? All those ultra-amazing and, like, totally useful tips for being sooooo fashionable! You know, the ones that guarantee your look will be so hot, all your so-called girlfriends will DIE of jealousy. HA! Keep reading »

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Lady Mag Lesson #2: How To Be A Total Rock Star In Bed!


You know what my favorite thing is about lady mags, besides the occasionally thought-provoking features, perfume samplers, and usually off-the-mark horoscopes? All that unsolicited advice! For instance, lord knows every single woman on the planet can never get enough advice on how to please her man. This super awesome sexy steamy tip will turn you into a rock star and get his rocks off! Meow, you sexy bitch! Keep reading »

Lady Mag Lesson #1: How To Prep For Bikini Season


You know what my favorite thing is about lady mags, besides the occasionally thought-provoking features, perfume samplers, and usually off-the-mark horoscopes? All that unsolicited advice! We already put together our list of tips for those of you who kinda, sorta want to de-bloat in time for beer-drinking-on-the-beach-season, but, seriously, zomg!!!!! Don’t forget that means it’s bikini time and you can’t look fat, girl! Crises like this require the wisdom of that stack of lady mags above your toilet — here’s our first glossy-approved lesson. Keep reading »

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