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The Women’s Issue of Deadpoint Magazine


Ok, so this is the cover of the brand new issue of Deadpoint Magazine that just got posted online last night.  This magazine is both online and in print, and, as you probably know, the print copies come to the Spot and are free to take.  They should show up in the next couple of weeks.  If you click on the picture above it will take you to the issue RIGHT NOW! (In an easy-to-use online reader.)

Anyways, this issue is special to me because I was given the privilege of guest editing it.  It all started last winter in Hueco when Matt (Stark, a setter from West Virginia who started and now runs this magazine) agreed to let me try and put a women’s issue of the magazine together.  I’ve written for climbing magazines before, but, as it turns out, editing an entire mag is a much more consuming process than writing an article or two.  Luckily all the women of the climbing community who heard about it were quick to offer their help, and soon my guest associate editor Vanessa Compton and I were literally flooded with content.  (Vanessa is also the artist who conceived and created the cover art and several other pieces, including the beautiful 2 page mix-tape music review collage).  As you can see by the cover, one of our main points with the issue was to try and represent as large a spectrum of female climbers as we could find.  You will probably recognize many of the women from Boulder, most of whom climb at The Spot, but we also have women from all corners of this country and even a few from other countries (and not just Canada) (and actually, most of the women, even from other countries, have also climbed at The Spot.  That’s cause the Spot rules!)

The Masthead and Table of Contents Pages, and more women!

Oh yeah, and just so all you guys out there know, many of the articles (about training, nutrition, and family, for example) are relevant to both sexes, so you’ll find plenty of entertaining and educational content in the mag for you too.

Enjoy!

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  1. spectator
    June 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    ‘Oh yeah, and just so all you guys out there know, many of the articles (about training, nutrition, and family, for example) are relevant to both sexes, so you’ll find plenty of entertaining and educational content in the mag for you too.”

    As a man I find it laughable that you would suggest I wouldn’t be interested in reading about what women have to say, or that without articles about training, nutrition, and family I would find this issue irrelevant. It’s unclear whether your tone is condescending or ignorant or perhaps something else.
    Jamie Emerson

  2. Jackie
    June 18, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Hey Jamie,

    Rehashing a conversation we had a long time ago, it’d be nice for you to start off with something polite, like “Hey Jackie, nice job putting together an entire magazine.” To which I would say “Thanks for recognizing the massive amount of effort this took Jamie!”

    In response to what you wrote instead: my tone is supposed to be lighthearted. One of the most common comments I got while putting this issue together was from men wondering if the issue would have anything for them, so I decided to address it in a light way for those more unenlightened than you obviously are. There’s no reason to be offended.

    jackie

  3. spectator
    June 18, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I do appreciate your efforts on this issue Jackie, and I should have preempted my thoughts with that. If I am not blunt I am nothing. Nice job.
    It’s unfortunate that you got those comments from the men you talked to, but responding to that almost seems in some way to justify it, which I don’t think you should ever have to do. I for one am very interested in what thoughtful climbers have to say, male or female.

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