Introducing… The Crumpet!

A few weeks ago, my friend Jen sent out a ranty email to all the Geography girls back at home. Actually, not all Geography girls – there are others! And we’re not all at home – Mel’s in Thailand.

The email came around: Jen had been reading Cosmo in during her break at the place she is volunteering at in Arusha, Tanzania. She was so mad with the content that she decided we needed to produce a rival magazine that would give women something else to read. You know, something that didn’t tell them that they need to please men the right way to have a meaningful life. The idea of a bunch of uni grads singlehandedly producing a successful magazine is a little far fetched, so instead we decided to set up a blog that we could all contribute to.

And it’s ready and rearing to go! It is called The Crumpet, apparently because we are reclaiming British slang that is used to degrade women. Or something. You can find it here:

This month we are looking at issues to do with work. I hope you enjoy it!


5 thoughts on “Introducing… The Crumpet!

  1. Anonymous

    Go get em sisters

    I hope you include things that men would want to read. We have long been ignored by the editors of cosmo!

    1. Alison Post author

      Re: Go get em sisters

      Yep! That was one of the things that was established early on – we don’t want to be sexist and write things only for women. I’m not sure if there are going to be any men among the authors, though.

  2. tibbycat

    I like this concept 🙂

    Men’s magazines like Ralph and FMV are just as awful. According them we’re supposed to have beefcake bodies before we can be considered attractive to women (who apparently we’re only interested in for sex… all the time), we must be rich (the only reason that women are apparently interested in us), we must be interested in cars, we must be permanently inebriated, and we must never do anything ‘gay’ like cry.

    Which is why I prefer to buy magazines like Doctor Who Magazine, Retrogamer, and National Geographic. They’re gender inclusive and they don’t tell me how I should apparently be, but rather appeal to how I already am.


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