In a world where fake news is not necessarily something that the press can be proud of, this women’s magazine parody comes as a breath of fresh air, showing how to combine comedy, feminism and satire all at once.

The result is Reductress, the internet’s beloved “one and only fake women's magazine,” which skillfully mocks women’s lifestyle magazines, outdated perspectives and the condescending tone of popular women’s media.

Founded in 2013 by two editors, Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, Reductress has turned into a cult-following website, an Instagram page with 738k followers, and a whimsical merch store. Their posts include hilarious combos of smart headlines and accompanying covers that will surely crack you up.

More info: Reductress.com | Instagram | Facebook 

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Giovanna
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1 year ago

Oh my God that's me

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I I
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1 year ago (edited)

just as i embrace my... err.... feminist side.. i guess... as i cook then clean the pots/kitchen

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Khavrinen
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1 year ago

That would be a miracle!

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Reductress, a parody women’s magazine, was created back in 2013 by Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell and it soon evolved into a women’s humor site, which now attracts a readership of up to 1M. It now focuses on satirizing the ways women’s media aims at capitalizing on feminism while still promoting values that are outdated and inadequate. Moreover, the site has been parodying aspects of feminism such as white feminism, which essentially lacks awareness of privilege.

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Nicess
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1 year ago

So true!

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago

They never do.

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ShriSha Kamboj
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1 year ago

this is just sad:(

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So in order to find out more about the stereotypical values propagated by women’s magazines, and what it says about the media in general, we spoke with Lina Survila. Lina is the founder and editor in chief of Abstract Stylist, an alternative magazine and news website that describes itself as “your modern guide to kitschy fashion, culture, and alternative lifestyle,” so the topic hit close to home.

When speaking of stereotypes in women’s media, it becomes clear that “media is more outdated than the audience,” and added that “magazines portray women surrounded by stereotypes.” “We see a lot of interviews with young women professionals where they get asked way more about dating, their sexual experiences, or balancing work and family. Men usually don't get those kinds of questions,” Lina explained.

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Susie Elle
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1 year ago

My ex

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There Is No Planet B
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1 year ago

Guilty as charged...

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Robin
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1 year ago

If you ever feel like you're the one in the wrong, just take a second to double check with others around you that you're not being gaslighted.

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As a result, the media stereotypically sees women in very bizarre situations when gender becomes a keyword in the headline. “So, for example, journalists seem very surprised when women do or share their luck in, e.g., investing. Equal rights in the media are something that we all should manifest!”

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Jess Thompson
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1 year ago

LMAO

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chi-wei shen
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1 year ago

Money is one of the best (if not the best) stress blockers known to mankind.

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Monday
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1 year ago

....I feel attacked

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Moreover, “if you are a woman, you were probably very confused when Britney Spears was asked about her sex life with her boyfriend at the time,” Lina said and added that “unsurprisingly, the question was asked by a man.”“Or the time when Rihanna shot straight up and answered, ‘What kind of man are you looking for tonight’ with her now-famous quote, 'I am not looking for a man; let's start there.'"

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Jelly the Bean
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1 year ago

Awwwww 😊

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ShriSha Kamboj
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1 year ago

it's therapeutic

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I I
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1 year ago

the old "im not racist but"..........

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I I
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1 year ago

covid cases coming to that list soon

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Lina believes that “women's media is filled with hate for women and teaches girls to compete and envy each other. Instead, it should be focused more on gender balance, equal rights, and genderless topics.” Meanwhile, “what Reductress does is using irony to get people's attention to absurd news headlines we all strive for.”

Lina continued: “Now everything can be told as news. Usually, women-orientated publications talk about stereotypical things like health, well-being, self-love, but sometimes we just want to hear more on investing, art, automotive news, and space.” According to the editor, Reductress found a way of pointing out the big painful spot in women's media, and their traffic validates their message.

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago

THIS

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I I
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1 year ago

bless her caucasian heart

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago

Oh the Irony.

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Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago

This.

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago (edited)

Don't care! I like my poison! Cheers!

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Kathi Schäffer
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1 year ago

Just got back from vacation. Carried a book all over Ireland with me. Read two pages 😄😄😄

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

I'm killing plants that evolved to live in the desert so that's nothing!

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Jessica Gunn
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1 year ago

Sadly true "Oh! It was different then! It was all in good fun!"

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

People who say exercise is like therapy scare me😅

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Francis
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1 year ago

i don't like being called out like this!

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

There is never an excuse for that

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Dave In MD
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1 year ago

Smelly Cat

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Ksenia M
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1 year ago

no, but he has to deal with people every day, so you know...

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Lauren Caswell
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1 year ago

Every week is this week :(

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ShriSha Kamboj
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1 year ago

"therapy might change what i am" says my troubled as s

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Londo Cotto
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1 year ago

I see no problem here . . .

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I I
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1 year ago

yeay finally i get represented

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California Jones
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1 year ago

Her face says it all

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Ingrid
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1 year ago

Every time!

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Mazer
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1 year ago

His only talent

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago (edited)

I hate these things.

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Nicess
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1 year ago

Poor thing. Looks like one of them birds...

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Craig Reynolds
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1 year ago

This is called self-awareness.

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Aski Markup
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1 year ago

This 💯%

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