Wait… did I say “girlie”? I meant “girl” pala — “women’s” magazines to be exact. You know… magazines that your (pick one – wife, sister, girlfriend, daughter, mommy, lola, friend) buys and later leaves lying around for you to find?
Yup, andaming ganun sa bahay namin! 🙂
And lately I’ve been catching myself browsing through some of them (all of them actually) and (gasp!) finding that I wanted more! Bitin pa ako!
Ohmigawd… heto na ba yung umpisa ng kinakatakutan kong mangyari? Magkakaroon na ba ng matinding “paradigm shift” ang buhay koh?!
Hindi. Hindi pa naman yata…
It’s just that I realized na oks din palang basahin ang mga magasin na normally ay considered to be “for women only.” Bakit, meron din namang mga babae na nagbabasa ng “men’s magazines”, di ba? Gantihan lang yan! Hehehe…
But seriously, here are some of my reasons for regularly reading women’s mags:
- It’s fascinating to see how women models who are posing for other women look like. Do these women models have a special “look” reserved for female audiences? Which physical attributes do they highlight when they know it will be mostly women who will be looking at their photos? And is a particular model’s “sexy attitude” the same for both men and women audiences?
- Medyo instructive yung magazine articles (written by women) that purport to help women readers understand how MEN think. Instructive not because they are accurate — many are way, way off the mark — but because, apparently, there are also many male stereotypes that women (readers and writers) perpetuate 🙂 (it’s not a one way thing talaga!)
- Speaking of stereotypes, it’s also quite illuminating (and perplexing at the same time) to compare one’s self to women’s “desired standards” for men, especially for the following categories: “Hotness in Bed“ (which includes, among other skills, a guy’s ability and capacity to “facilitate” and/or deliver numerous “quality” orgasms for his partner); “Ability to Listen“ (which, based on the article itself, I understand to be a man’s ability to “think like a woman” – how that can be possible escapes me still); and my favorite of all, “Honesty and Maturity” (where your particular grade is arrived at by measuring you against several “indicators” that are, I can only assume, set by acknowledged women “relationship experts”)