The 1920s were a golden age of the American women’s magazine industry.
Many of the titles were well-received, and many featured women of all shapes and sizes.
But the women who wrote and edited those titles often faced hostility from their male colleagues.
Women were treated like second-class citizens, and their careers and careers-related income depended on their gender.
And some of these publications were, in some ways, worse than they appeared.
The magazine industry was not an especially egalitarian place, but many of the issues were aimed at the upper classes.
The men in the industry, meanwhile, were largely oblivious to what their male peers were up to.
This article examines how the magazine industry operated during this time.
We begin with the publication of “Glamour” by Mary B. Stewart, who wrote for The New Yorker and for The Washington Post.
As the magazine began to reach a larger audience, it became increasingly difficult for editors to get their stories published.
Stewart had some success with her first book, “The Modern Woman.”
She published her memoir in 1919, which received favorable reviews.
But in 1921, Stewart’s publisher, Doubleday, took over the publication and started publishing the magazine as an alternative to The New York Times.
But Stewart quickly found herself in a fight with her editors over her new publication’s format.
In her book, she describes the “glamour,” the “fancy dress” and the “cinema-bust” of the magazine.
Stewart argued that she was being “slut-shamed” for not being in on the glamour.
She complained that she had been excluded from a number of editorials and was the only woman editor on the magazine’s masthead.
“Gym-dressers are the only women who can’t have the same privilege as men,” Stewart wrote in her memoir.
“It’s not only that I’m a woman but that the only way I’m supposed to know what the other women think of me is to be a woman.”
Stewart eventually wrote that she felt like a “fraud.”
But she never went on to have a successful career as a woman editor.
The next issue of “The New Yorker” had a title that Stewart had tried to get edited out of, “Gemini of Beauty,” because she thought it was too risque.
In 1922, Stewart published “Fashion: The Female World” in an attempt to “create a new magazine for the female woman.”
But as she wrote in the book, the magazine did not respond well to the title, because the editor had not considered the title a compliment.
It also did not reflect the realities of the time.
Stewart’s first issue, “Follies,” was a “gigantic success,” but she wrote that it was “very shortsighted.”
The magazine published her other books, including “The Girl in the Dress,” and “The Woman in the Manner.”
But her biggest success came in 1922, when she published “Woman in Love,” in which she detailed the struggles of her friend, journalist, and model Helen Keller.
This memoir was a critical hit.
The book sold more than 30 million copies and became a best seller.
But it also made the magazine appear as though it was more of a women’s publication.
Stewart complained that “The Man in the Suit” and “Woman on a Suit” were “feminist books, not for women.”
And she claimed that the title “Woman’s Woman” was “an insult to the woman who has always been the center of attention.”
Stewart also criticized the editor of the “Folies” section of the publication for “not having considered that this is a magazine for women, not a magazine dedicated to the female man.”
And “Woman In Love” received the same treatment.
In a letter to her editor, Stewart wrote, “I am now as disgusted as ever with the ‘Women in Love’ section of ‘The New York Tribune.'”
The New England Journal of Medicine published “Sex: A Social and Cultural History,” by Helen Keller, which had an even more controversial title, “Sex.”
Keller was a feminist, and she argued that sex education in schools and other institutions should be free and accessible.
But Keller was criticized for not understanding the power of sexual education in the home.
She also claimed that she wanted to “reject the idea that a woman’s worth depends upon her sex.”
The “Sex” section was taken over by an editor named Dorothy B. Tuchman.
She published the magazine in 1924, but Tuchmans reputation was damaged when she defended a number “exposing” women to male chauvinism in an article in The New Review.
“There are some women,” Tuchmann wrote in The Review, “who do not understand the true nature of man, who do not see in the male as an equal and who see in him a man, not to be reckoned with, but