When I began the daunting task of bringing to light my concerns about some of the dangerous messages being spread in the media (particularly women’s health magazines), I was a little wary as to how these posts would go over.
Just like one should do on a first date (unless you’re Rachel), I went in with no expectations…much easier said than done.
And I’ve gotta say, I was so inspired by all of your candid, heartfelt and insightful commentary, that Rachel and I realized it’s about time we stick it to the (wo)man…specifically, let’s use our strong and eloquent voices to let the magazines know that we think they have fallen off the health wagon lately and provide suggestions as to how they can improve.
We have drafted a letter to the health magazine editors for you to fire off — check it out, copy and paste, and feel free to add any of your personal tweaks to it. Some of your comments were too compelling to omit from the letter so I folded ’em in (anonymously of course).
Below is contact information for many major women’s health magazines.
Like our parents always said to us, “Use your words!” (though I think mine regretted that statement after getting a hundred loud and shrill earfuls too many from me)…it’s time to hollaback!
Let’s get to it!
HEALTH MAGAZINE CONTACTS
Follow category instructions for web submissions. For direct e-mails, I recommend putting “Letter to the Editor” or an even more specific phrase (e.g. “Pressing Issues”) in the subject line.
Health: http://www.health.com/health/service/feedback *Under subject, click on “Letters to the editors of Health magazine”
Women’s Health: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxygen: http://www.oxygenmag.com/contact.php *Click on “Send to: editors”
Muscle and Fitness Hers: http://www.muscleandfitness.com/contact/ *Select category: Editorial Comments
Please comment below if you do e-mail a letter or would like to share contact info for a magazine not on this list!