Carol Craig is the Centre's Chief Executive. She is author of The Scots' Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: A Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People, The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow and The Great Takeover: How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives. She is Commissioning editor for the Postcards from Scotland series. Carol blogs on confidence, well-being, inequality, every day life and some of the great challenges of our time. The views she expresses are her own unless she specifically states that they reflect the Centre's thinking.
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Comment Posted: 06/03/2008 11:24
|I totally agree with the sentiment and sound advice about avoiding magazines and TV however I've always been uncomfortable with total ban's on anything, it's probably a Scot's thing!
As a relatively young man who is ever younger at heart I have to say that I find some womens magazines helpful in understanding why some women behave and think in certain ways like you describe above. I agree totally with how they underpin thoughts by priming and demand that women should be good at everything. Being honest this notion applies to men too nowadays. Have you seen the top shelf at Tesco's newsagent section recently? Its a plethora of six packed handsome hunks looking sexy carrying babies and earning enough to park a porsche in the drive! It's all a load of capitalist propoganda designed to appeal to our 'fear of being abandoned' if we don't strive towards such 'ideals'....(Deep breath)
However I do like the Psychologies magazine that seems to me to be aimed more at the sacred feminine of our species althoug I enjoy it myself and have recommended it to a few people who have said they benefited from reading it. At first glance it looks and even feels like a womens magazine. But dig a little deeper and you can find some interesting articles on transformational psychology and positive psychology.
I would be interested to read your opinion on this magazine.
Enjoy your trip....
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