So here’s a thing I wrote on a subject on which I have waxed poetic before:
Minerva Place is a new lady site that recently launched (and is actually still in early testing/tweaking stages). It’s about health, diet, fitness, beauty, romance… basically all of the sections of a Cosmo.
I’m doing some initial writing (excuse me, “content generation”) for Minerva, and this is my first piece. Kind of interesting to see how I changed my style given the venue. For example, I used phrases such as:
the appetizers were salty and delicious
ride the wave of good vibes
If that’s what floats your boat, then rock it, girl
Let’s not forget that it takes two to tango
Fun, right? I mean, patently ridiculous, of course, but fun! Cosmo, Glamour, and the like tend to go for shock value in their headlines. Ultimately, though, they mask pretty traditional views on sex and sexuality with saucy language (Remember Kate’s guest post about Cosmo‘s take on kink?)
For Minerva, which models itself on more conventional lady mags, I attempted to mimic the same stylistic notes so as not to scare away readers with my straight-up feministing. But, under the cutesy language, I wanted to make sure that my message was the same as always: sex positivity, know thyself, personal safety, respect your partners, elimination of double standards, etc.
What do you think? Did my genre mash-up experiment work?
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