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29 Article Ideas For Your Brand New Women’s Site

News Corp's female-focused news and opinion vertical launched this morning. Assuming these sites would soon begin to run out of ideas, Elmo Keep and Maddie Palmer came up with a few.

[Update November 21, 2016]: Good news, ladiez! Two more local ‘women’s interest’ sites have been announced this month, both promising to shake up the now extremely crowded market.

The offering from the Nine Network is called 9Honey and recently launched with Helen McCabe, former editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, at the helm. The other has just been announced today. Whimn (or the With Her in Mind Network) is going to launch as a portal combining News Corp’s existing titles such as Kidspot, Taste, Primped and Body and Soul.

“Welcome to whimn, home of hangover-free wine and guilt-free cheese. Just kidding!” the site’s landing page reads. This and the name are the only things people have to judge on so far, but that’s not stopping anyone.

To their credit, Whimn’s new editor Melissa Overman has stated the site will be dedicated to content that “doesn’t devalue women”. That’s great! I hope that is true! At the very least it would put them one step ahead of 9Honey.

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Fuck extremely off. (via 9Honey)

As the curtain is lowered on beloved female-focused news and opinion site The Hoopla, another is raised: this morning, News Corp announced their first entrant into the women’s publishing arena — the awkwardly named and stock photography-laden RendezView.

Selling itself somewhat nonsensically as “the meeting place for news-making views”, RendezView will feature news and opinion from News Corp writers including Sarrah Le Marquand, Wendy Tuohy, Claire Harvey and Miranda Devine (the latter of whom has already used the platform to denounce marriage equality and the United Nations, and pen another love letter to Tony Abbott.) ‘Nobody knows what Cindy Crawford looks like anymore’ reads a particularly alarming headline (really? NOBODY?), and in another op-ed, Rita Panahi denounces the modern feminist movement as “baying banshees“.

RendezView not the only new entrant into this particular space. Daily Life continues to offer up the goods, Mamamia recently unleashed their offering for older readers, DeBrief Daily, and the Daily Mail‘s FeMail is on its way as well. Assuming these sites would begin to run out of article ideas soon, Elmo Keep, Maddie Palmer and Steph Harmon came up with a few.

Welcome To The Number One Website For Women Who Hate Women Who Hate Women Who Hate Women 

I Took My Baby For An Anal Bleaching. Here’s Why You Should Too.

Seven Brave And Beautiful Women Who Gracefully Prove That Aging Is A Linear Process

Women: They Aren’t Men 

We Have Also Hired Someone Named Clementine

Ten Most Empowering Soups For Winter 

We Put Hijabs On All Our Appliances

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever (Trigger Warning)

You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself 

We Loved That Jezebel Article So Much We Wrote Our Own Version Of It

Important Parenting Advice From People Without Kids

You Need To Watch This Deeply Sexist Video For Some Reason 

Why Are You Such A Terrible Mother? 

“His Last Name Is Literally Hitler!”: Why I Won’t Change My Name After Marriage 

Are You Upset Enough About Everything Today? 

Why You’re Nothing Without A Baby 

Why You’ll Be Nothing Once You Have A Baby 

Ten Tips For Concern-Trolling Your Next Family Dinner 

This Man Propositioned Me. What I Said Will Surprise You, If You Are My Boyfriend And Still Think We’re In A Good Place 

We Need To Stop Women From Being Raped And Murdered. Here’s Why. 

12 Disturbing Pictures I Made My Daughter Draw 

Are You More Sexist Than A Fifth Grader? 

27 More Things For You To Be Offended By 

You Know What’s Messed Up? This Low Hanging Fruit. 

Everything You Need To Know About Being Transgender, That I Learned When Pretending To Be Transgender For A Week

An Ill-Thought Response To An Ill-Thought Piece We Ran Yesterday So We Would Have Fresh Content Today 

12 Sassy And Spiritual Black Women That We’re Exoticising For Clicks 

Seriously, Can We All Please Stop Using The Phrase ‘Cum Guzzling Whore?’ It’s Not Cool. 

The Ten Biggest Issues Facing Feminist Freelance Op-Ed Writers Today 

Feature image by Vladimir Pustovit, under a Creative Commons license on Flickr.

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  1. Fred says:

    How about
    “Swedish Left Party Chapter Wants To Make Urinating While Standing Illegal For Men”.

    Oh wait, thats a real headline….

  2. vealmince says:

    Why women shouldn’t be stereotyped by men who are all the same