Many women's magazines are producing serious journalism, but they are slow to gain public recognition for it — an issue that editors have long raised. Editor-in-Chief of HollywoodLife.com Bonnie Fuller joined HuffPost Live's Abby Huntsman to discuss the bias against women's magazines.
"I think there is incredible bias against women's magazines," says Fuller who has also worked as an editor at Marie Claire, Glamour, and Cosmo. "I remember publishing so many pieces that we were so disappointed that didn't get any kind of recognition."
In particular, Fuller cites an interview with George W. Bush during her time at Glamour in which she asked what he thought of the Taliban. "Now the Taliban at that time were totally repressing women in Afghanistan and the war had not started -- this was pre the war. And George Bush's response was, 'What band is that? I've never heard of that band.' And he did not know who the Taliban were."
Fuller argues it did not garner much recognition due to its publication in a women's magazine. "There's just a general attitude in the journalism world that women's magazines are lesser," she says.
The fight to get women's magazine's equal recognition for their coverage of serious journalism is not over, but Fuller concedes, "I think to a certain degree female editor-in-chiefs have thrown up their hands."
Watch the full segment below: