I said a few weeks ago that I was planning to cancel my subscription to Rolling Stone magazine, due to their repeated misogyny and other prejudice.
Well, I hadn’t yet gotten around to it. But then, this issue just landed in my mailbox:
The subscription to “random misogyny mag,” as my husband just called it, is officially cancelled. They also got this email, along with my cancellation:
As a loyal subscriber to your magazine for many years, I have written you many letters, with increasing frequency, about the repeated misogyny and other prejudice displayed in your magazine’s pages. From allowing Matt Taibbi to use misogynistic and homophobic slurs like “cocksucker,” to calling a transgender woman a “tranny,” to wondering not how to end intimate partner violence but how oh how Chris Brown will rebound his sales figures, you’ve ignored each and every email, both actually and in spirit. Opening up my mailbox and seeing two women simultaneously fellating an ice cream cone was the absolute final straw. I just cancelled my subscription, and I won’t be coming back.
Not that your liberal publication wants feminist female readers like me anyway. Treating women like human beings is so the antithesis of sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Wouldn’t want to water yourselves down, right? Next thing you know, you’d be publishing cover stories about a show like Gossip Girl!
Good luck to you in the dwindling print media sector, Rolling Stone. When your readers are so disposable, you’re going to need it.
So, dear readers, any suggestions on how I should replace said music magazine subscription? Spin sucks, Blender is just as misogynistic to the best of my knowledge, and I found Paste to be downright pompous. I’ve seen Mojo in stores and it looks alright, but I’ll be damned if their international subscriptions aren’t outrageous. So . . . thoughts?