Anyway, even after being very particular about the ones I subscribe to, I am angered about the content of "decent" magazines. One parenting magazine geared toward women, for example, featured a different male movie star each issue and told why he was so wonderful (my editing of their choice of words).
Another parenting magazine expressed shock at the statistic that families with school age children would own guns. Directly underneath were the new "coolest" kid headphones with a picture of a skull on them. Hmmm...
I'm tired of religion, too. Don't get me wrong....I'm tolerant. (Even if my post titles aren't!) But only when tolerance is mutual. This is America and we have freedom of religion, however, whenever my religion of choice (Christianity) is mentioned, the writer is always apologetic or worse, sarcastic and poking fun. So much for tolerance. (By the way, by tolerance I mean I support others' rights to choose their religion. I do not mean that I believe we can all be right.) An article that irked me was a woman's health magazine that talked about prayer as a stress reliever even if one doesn't believe in a Supreme Being to which to pray. Huh?
However, the most recent magazine article that drove me to write this
"My husband and I both have work spouses! And I think that's a really positive thing."
And what, exactly, is a "work spouse"?
"When she calls, he gives her his undivided attention and almost always takes her advice."
"I know that sometimes he's going to call her when he needs to talk something through, and I'm okay with that...If someone else can help make your spouse's life easier and reduce his stress level, it's a win-win for everyone."I'm thinking that even though a parenting magazine is publishing this, that it's not going to be a win-win for the children involved when the spouses decide to simplify and let the work spouse be a full-time one.