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 The mission of Reductress is to take on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media.
Previous editorial staff include: Anna Drezen, Rachel Wenitsky, Jasmine Pierce, Taryn Englehart, Nicole Silverberg, Taylor Garron, Eva Victor, and Damien Kronfeld.
“That the site registers as sincere to some readers could be seen as a mark of its skill, akin to Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, retweeting The Onion.” – NYTimes
“Three years ago, Reductress was a likeably scrappy time-filler; now, it’s essential reading.” – Wired
“Yes, you can tell a feminist rape joke. This website just showed us how.” – The Washington Post
“Reductress has become one of the most popular humor sites on the internet.” – Cosmopolitan
“[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