Dear British GQ Editors,
We should just be grateful that any woman at all was allowed into the acclaimed “British GQ … of the Year” list, right?
I have to say that I was a bit surprised that the hot little number picked to represent ALL OF WOMANKIND on the cover of 20% of “The 15th Annual Men of the Year Awards Special Issue” magazine covers is the very naked, Lana Del Rey. It’s hard to argue that she’s not hot damn sexy and deserving of some kind of recognition for said sexiness in a men’s magazine. While I’m not arguing her or the men’s worthiness to be selected among your “… of the Year” accolades, I would like to have seen some kind of equality when it came to how you presented them to the world on the covers of your magazine.
FOR CRIMINY’S SAKE, could you maybe not make an exhibition out of her hot little body on the cover of one out of the five you’re selling for the ”British GQ … of the Year”? Ms. Del Rey would have looked just as sexy in a formal ball gown that complemented the snazzy tuxedos the four men donned for the other covers. I bet she cleans up well in a beautiful Marchesa dress or maybe a sultry number from Stella McCartney.
Or maybe next year we can see all 5 of your chosen “… of the Years” sultry and naked on the covers? The women and gays who see your covers on the shelves would appreciate seeing a flash of skin. Might I suggest Robbie Williams de-clothed, standing against a white wall, covering his bits and pieces with a generously-sized fig leaf? Or Tinie Tempah in nothing but a pair of hipster glasses and a sock?
I know you’re a men’s magazine that caters to the men of the world (or at least Britain and the surrounding areas). I just ask that a little modicum of respect is paid to the woman whom is anointed to carry the weight of the world on her bare shoulders as the “British GQ Woman of the Year.”
She deserves at least as much respect as is paid to the men.
True gentlemen don’t exploit their women.
Lady of the Year
Angie Lynch is the founder and managing editor of the powerhouse women’s literary community, Smut Book Club. She is a Native Floridian without a tan, probably because she spends her days hard at work on the magical internet. For the past several years, Angie has worked way too hard at building clout as an influencer in food and margaritas as well as being a source for laughable pop culture commentary. You can read more from Angie on her blog, A Whole Lot of Nothing.
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