Woman's Day Magazine Irks Me
I have been a bit peeved with Woman's Day ever since I subscribed a few months ago. The magazine is marketed as being "written and edited for every woman to live well every day." Scanning through the pages, you'll find a variety of recipes, organizational tips, and inspirational stories. There is only one thing that I don't like about Woman's Day magazine. Scratch that. There's one thing that I can't stand. It's at the beginning of every issue, casually placed in its own little 1/8 of the page. I had been looking forward to the April issue because there was a new editor, Elizabeth Mayhew. Surely, I thought, she'll do away with this one, stupid out of place item. What am I talking about? Here's this month's thing that ticks me off:
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth."
Are you kidding me, Woman's Day? I've asked around and I'm not the only one who was under the impression that it's not a religious magazine. If they want to be religious, they should just go all out and do it, rather than pretending to cater to all women while slyly sneaking in their beliefs. I'm all for starting the magazine with an inspirational quote. There are plenty of wonderful, neutral ones to choose from. Mentioning religion in the context of an article would also be fine. Honestly, as long as they continued to provide the same household tips and recipes, I would continue to subscribe. I do, however, feel like that bible verse is somewhere it doesn't belong.
On a lighter note, one of the tips from the April issue cracked me up. What can you do with a lemon? According to page 12, you can cut a lemon in half, rub it on your armpits, and go out deodorant-free.
Um, thanks, but I'll stick with my Secret Platinum and save my lemons for my tea!