Monday, March 24, 2008

Maxim, you are so full of it!

Sarah Jessica Parker recently responded to a poll in Maxim naming her "Unsexiest Woman". Ok for one, unsexiest is not a word. And for two, could this magazine get any more shallow? I know it's target audience is the "typical male" who wants to hear about hot women, cars, and sports, but come on! This is just promoting the chauvinistic shallow male. Sure, it was a poll based on what the readers thought, but did the really need one at all? And are men just voting for Sarah Jessica Parker because they cannot stand the show "Sex and the City" and the empowerment it gives to the real woman? They surely can't be calling Parker the least attractive woman because come on...she's beautiful! Maybe it's in a unique way, but I think it's sad to not accept that. Not only that but it hurt her feelings big time! And who is Maxim's number 1 sexiest woman? Lindsay Lohan. I don't think I even need to go into how ridiculous that is.  
Besides promoting ridiculous ideals and major shallowness, Maxim is hardly credible. Awhile back Maxim reviewed the new Black Crowes album, giving it a rating out of 5 stars. The band found this interesting as the album had not even been released yet, and they had based the entire album review on one single that had been released. Turns out, this is not uncommon for Maxim and they often don't even listen to the whole album or watch the whole movie, etc. Isn't that a little bit pathetic to say the least? Yet Maxim is one of the most popular magazines among men. I'm not saying that some of it isn't interesting in an entertainment sense, but I think that their ignorance is very apparent in way too much of their material. 

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