January 20, 2006, - 10:06 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Why do I read stupid “women’s” magazines, like Glamour and Cosmo? So you don’t have to. I tell you what your wives, girlfriends, and maybe even (if you are a woman) you are reading.
The February (Valentine’s Day) issue is most interesting. In addition to featuring a picture of Mary Cheney and her “partner” and gushing over how cool it is that they appeared together at an official White House Dinner, Glamour gives us “Rescue Me!–Your Most Intimate Problems, Solved: Big Worries, Little Worries, Weird Worries.” And guess what February’s lead “worry” is?:
Q: I recently reconnected with a childhood friend and it turns out she’s very politically conservative. (I’m definitely not!) Is our friendship doomed?
Here’s Glamour’s answer, courtesy of advice columnist Irma Kurtz:
A: Not necessarily, assuming this woman hasn’t mentioned things that you found deeply offensive or upsetting. . . . Think “friendship lite” . . . .
So there you have it: Being a conservative woman is an “intimate problem” according to chick-mag Glamour. Remember that the next time a chick you know plunks down the three or four bucks for this trash.
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