I am interested in running and cycling. As a web developer I am interested in the latest tech news and gadgets. As a business owner and a writer I need to keep up with the latest tech and business news.
So why does Apple newsstand think I might want to read fashion, slimming and celebrity gossip?
Ah yes, that would be because I am a woman. Magazines “for Her” this morning contained a selection of celebrity gossip, slimming, fashion and home styling magazines.
In the “for Him” section we have Wired UK and Stuff (a gadget magazine). Both of these are magazines that I would be far more interested in – given the interests I listed in my opening paragraph – than celebrity gossip. I have enough to do in my own life without reading about what someone I don’t know wore to a party last week.
It is 2013. Women can be interested in fast cars and gadgets; men can be interested in celeb gossip and home decor. That’s all good. Can whoever is responsible for listing things in this archaic “for him” and “for her” fashion please stop treating those of us who are atypical for our gender like freaks?