Wednesday, February 17, 2010
After checking the mail today, I was sorting out what belonged to me and my husband and what belonged to our roommates and I came across something that has ignited a rage in me that I need to vent about. I have never told my husband what to read, what to watch, how to dress, how to do anything, I just encourage or discourage depending on how I feel about something. But today, I discovered that there is one thing I will NEVER allow to happen. EVER! He is never allowed to buy and/or bring home a Maxim Magazine.
I’ve known for some time now that my roommate has a subscription to Maxim. Being a plus size woman, I’ve always been offended about the way they portray women in skimpy, barely-there clothing that hardly passes the bar of pornography. Well, I guess it’s not just a plus size thing, I just feel for any woman who has to look at this on the shelves at a store, let alone at home on the coffee table. Today, Maxim really pushed my buttons. I was glancing at the cover and saw in bold lettering, “Sex: Cheat and Don’t Get Caught; Women Tell You How.” ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!????? So, curious and pissed off I flipped to the article, “Have Your Cake…and Eat It, Too” with the subtitle “Want a Foolproof Guide to Cheating and Getting Away With It? Take Some Tips From the Pros: Women,” written by Gillian Telling. This writer should be absolutely ashamed of herself.
In Telling’s article, she has tips for men and why they work. Here are some of the examples:
Make Your Girl a Guy: This actually suggests that a man having an affair change his mistress’s name to a a guy’s so that when his girlfriend or wife sees texts or calls coming in frequently she’ll just assume it’s from a friend. DISGUSTING!
A woman named Kelsey (assuming names have been changed) encourages a man to always be reachable so that his woman won’t think he’s doing the dirty with the skank from the office. Nice, huh? And this woman goes on to describe how this worked for her with her own adultery!
Don’t Date Your Fling: advised by Mara who says “F***, don’t date. Period. Don’t meet up for coffee, don’t confide in each other about your lives, don’t even exchange numbers if you can avoid it. Just F***.” UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
My question is, who the hell would be okay with writing this article. I hope that woman can’t sleep at night, nor any of the women who have made these suggestions. There are so few good men in the world who don’t drool over every long legged size 2 that walks in front of him. So, why the hell would you hand this magazine with this article in it to a man, who granted probably isn’t all that great if he’s buying it in the first place, and encourage him to cheat and teach him how to get away with it? What the hell could you possibly be thinking????
Yes, I know that my husband will always be faithful to me because our marriage is strong, open, honest, loving and fulfilling, but I still wouldn’t allow him to read this magazine or bring it into my house. If any man purchases this filthy excuse for a magazine they are helping to pay this woman’s salary and therefore encouraging more articles like this to be published, and heightening the risk of turning the few good men left in this world into lying, cheating, scumbag pigs. NEVER, EVER will I allow this trash into my home.