Now, every time I go to CVS or a bookstore and look at the magazines, I wonder what makes the cover girls so special…. My beef: these women don’t work! … Instead, they are reality stars leading dull lives and somehow getting recognized for it. Or they are actresses who haven’t made a decent movie or TV show in a long time and get covers because women simply like them.. Marie Claire recently put Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page on their cover to celebrate Barrymore’s directorial debut for what looks like a fun, possibly smart female sports movie. But how many times have I seen Barrymore on a cover for no reason at all? More disturbingly, it seems women don’t actually want to buy magazines featuring women known for bustling careers.
Aymar on the death of the working woman on the nation’s magazine covers: