July 10, 2007, - 1:18 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
You know my frequent “I Read the Women’s Mags, So You Don’t Have To” updates? Well, cross one of the lefty women’s fashion mags off the list and celebrate.
Say buh-bye to JANE Magazine. After almost 10 years, the magazine founded by vapid lefty fashion editor Jane Pratt will leave the shelves at your local drugstore after the August issue. Among its greatest “contributions” to America: a monthly column by silicone valley Pamela Anderson.
I, myself, am celebrating this news of one less pollution source for the minds of young American women . . . even though JANE has given me a frequent fertile fodder for this site and other avenues over the years. The most egregious incident was JANE’s approving publication of an article glorifying arranged marriages for widow/baby machines of Hezbollah martyrs in Lebanon and what a great live that is. Odd coming from a feminist magazine. Even more odd, given that the article originally was published in Hezbollah’s official newspaper and JANE didn’t let you know that.
Most recently, I had fun with JANE’s glorification of zaftig, sagging topless anti-war protesters, who call themselves “the Top-free Ten” (there are five of them; ten is for the number of breasts).
Even though JANE is soon gone, there is plenty of similar fodder in the rest of the fashion glossies for women that pollute the magazine stand, including plenty equally egregious publications by JANE publisher Conde Nast.
Buh-bye, JANE. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.
Tags: America, Conde Nast, Debbie Schlussel, Hizballah, Jane Pratt, Lebanon, Pamela Anderson, vapid lefty fashion editor