The hilarious Non Sequitur comic strip, drawn by Wiley Miller and syndicated to 700 newspapers, offers brilliant commentary on the issues of the day, mixing witty observations about human nature and contemporary issues. A favorite periodic feature of the strip is "Life Review in Session," in which a St. Peter-type character sits in front of a huge computer as heaven's inhabitants recount the follies of their earthly life.
A strip published in newspapers this week tweaked women's magazines for their ubiquitous, and often ridiculous, cover line teasers.
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That had to sting. But the strip makes a point that the cover content of women's magazines, carried over to their web sites as well, reminds women that no matter how good they have it, there's always something about them and their lives that needs fixing. For example:
4 Leg Moves to Help You Tone Up Like Olympic Skater Gracie Gold
9 Moves to a Tighter Butt
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5 Low Carb Sandwiches that Still Taste Good
100 Amazing Outfits for Every Day
8 Gorgeous Erotic Lesbian Line Drawings You'll Want to Print Out and Color Immediately
19 Times Chrissy Teigen Nailed Her Look
With all that listmaking, tip following, and idea implementing a reader would have to do, there'd be no time to do much else with her life, and no guarantee that the results would be what she hopes for. With this tip mania, the magazines continue to promote an endless cycle of self-improvement, with a message that is subtly negative and potentially toxic to the self-esteem of women and girls who read them.