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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

An Open Letter To Wired Magazine

Every month I look forward to reading Wired for its off-beat and engaging reporting on technology development and general trends in innovation. Yet in reading your August, 2007 section dedicated to workplace efficiency, I couldn't help but notice that some of your tips seemed geared towards male readers. Fashion guru Tim Gunn's advice for acceptable workplace attire for instance, seemed written entirely for clueless male Information Technology professionals who apparently prefer to dress in the dark with little appreciation for workplace decorum. While the majority of Wired's audience may in fact encompass this demographic, it seems worth mentioning that women do indeed account for some of your readership and that we may appreciate having our interests addressed as well. Perhaps in angling your fashion advice to men, you assume that your female readers are already so fashion savvy that we do not require your guidance. If this is the case then I thank you for the apparent faith you have in our sartorial choices.

But the fact of the matter remains that many women are as forward-thinking and as innovatively-minded as your male readership, and we deserve to be treated as such by being included as part of the audience of your articles.

Hey Pretty
Washington, DC


Blogger Mike said...

i hear you don't pay for your subscription...

8:23 PM  
Blogger M@ said...

Whatsa matter? Your new MAN doesn't know how to grill!?

3:28 AM  
Blogger Daszzle said...

I think this is a valid and well-written point. Excellent post!

2:12 AM  

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