It’s a Woman’s World Part Two by Trevor Plumbly

Emotional Heroin Buying another copy made me feel like a lapsed junkie. I scurried along Ponsonby Road with my fix. Tightly rolled, of course; there’s not much point flaunting one’s failures in life, is there? Naturally I was instantly sorry for the fall, but the front cover of this particular women’s magazine positively throbbed with hinted titillation: ‘Does your dog need Prozac?’, ‘Women who dare to go grey’, plus, there was the ‘Bonus Magazine’ which promised me entry to ‘Wendyl’s Private World!’ At the time of purchase I didn’t have a bloody… Read More

It’s a Woman’s World by Trevor Plumbly

I discovered the above quite by accident recently whilst visiting friends. Among their magazines was one of those ‘Woman’s’ shock and shudder numbers, not tucked under the mattress like an early ‘Playboy’ should be, or trimmed of its cover for reputation’s sake. Without compromising myself in any way, I admit that I’ve ‘done a few miles’, so to speak, and there’s not much shock value out there left with my name on it, but flicking through this little gem I realised, somewhat sadly, that much of life’s more titillating pathways didn’t show… Read More