- Robin Whitlock
- Weston Super Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
- Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Robin Whitlock. I am a freelance journalist with a special interest in environmental issues and renewable energy. I have numerous published articles to my credit and write regularly for a number of renewable energy websites. I am also a writer for Renewable Energy Magazine and a sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus. I am currently based in Bristol, UK. Besides renewable energy and green issues I have a wide variety of other interests which includes World War 2, mythology and folklore, gardening, railways and lots more besides. You can also reach me on either of my two email addresses, which are: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Hire Me!! - Freelance Journalist specializing in environmental issues and renewable energy
Writer for Renewable Energy Magazine
Sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus
Contributor to Holmes Digital Media websites (Solar Guide, Renewables Guide, Boiler Guide, Builder Guide)
Contributor to Cleversolar blog and Find Energy Savings
Published in numerous national magazines
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Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Fashion magazines - read or burn? The latter option for me...
The more I see job ads for freelance writers writing in the areas of "the latest fitness, exercise, travel, fashion and lifestyle trends", the more they make me want to wretch. The fact that this garbage still occupies such a prominent place in our society just proves how RIGHT Naomi Wolfe was in her expose of the 'the beauty myth' - for both men and women. It not only generates huge profits for fashion, cosmetics, health products and dietary giants but more to the point it is inherently political - continually used as a social and psychological weapon to keep both sexes in their place - the 'GQ Hunk' and the 'Cosmo Girl' as icons of 'the ideal man/woman' - a subtle eugenics whose sole purpose is to benefit the, still male-dominated, established order, supported by those who read such trash. Cosmopolitan, GQ, Mens Health, FHM, Tatler, Hello, etc etc - read or burn? It's the latter option I would go for, assuming I had for some unforeseen reason acquired copies of this rubbish in the first place....