The first and only satirical women’s magazine, Reductress was founded in 2013 by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo. The mission of Reductress is to take on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.
“[Reductress] offers the sort of insight into women’s lives that most women’s magazines and blogs purport to provide but often don’t. Like The Onion, its satirical first-person accounts and profiles offer an unsanitized, unsentimental but affectionate picture of modern women.” – Newsweek
“Reductress is not only biting, ‘goes-there’ hilarious, it’s a fantastic, sad, and much-needed look at the way the media talks down to women…” – The Daily Dot
“The Women’s Magazine Parody We’ve Been Waiting For.” – Bitch Magazine
“[Reductress] has many, many, hilarious stories every day.” – Hanna Rosin, Slate
“Magazines will never go broke telling us to hate our butts. But do we really have to listen?” – The Chicago Tribune
“Thank goddess Reductress ‘is a news source you can trust to help you become the woman you never wanted to be.'” – The Rumpus