I sympathise, Benn Selby, with your critique of the Sunday Age (Letters, Sunday Age, 21/8/05). However, you must understand that this is a women's paper. Sure, some men may read it too (because their partners get it), but c'mon: regular articles about competing 30-something lifestyles (last week, an impassioned plea for the validity of being childless, next week, the politics of the Brazilian wax?). Or middle-class fretting about the kids (obesity this week, next week "Is your child in the right swim club?"). Endless glossy pages on Liz Hurley, fashion, light weight pieces on love etc in the lift out. Photo montages of which socialite is wearing which frock to which do.
Sheesh, after browsing that lot I have to dip into an old Tom Clancy thriller and wade through some of his atrocious prose on F-16 dog-fights just to recover!