The Syndrome Mag is the first international satire magazine for women, written by women and humorous for all.
The original movement was born in Italy in 2012. It all started with a Facebook page where a group of women writers wrote satirical jokes to raise awareness of different issues, from politics and current affairs to more lighthearted topics, and matters related to women’s rights and violence against women.
The page quickly became viral, reaching up to 7 million people, and was read by an audience composed of both men and women, even politicians took notice. It eventually expanded into an Italian online magazine in 2016 (http://syndromemagazine.com).
Our movement is volunteer-based and people give their time for various reasons: working with other creative women, giving women a voice and gaining experience and exposure for their writing.
The English version of The Syndrome Mag North America was created in 2017 with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
The editorial staff is multi-faceted, we believe that all women are different and bring different perspectives. We are journalists, doctors, lawyers, actresses, employees, housewives, mothers and singles by choice. We are women of diverse ages, religions, ethnicities and sexual orientations, retired women, professionals and students. We have many fields of expertise and many points of view.
We care about women’s real stories and what affects them. We keep an eye on the latest news and on how we can promote women’s equality, rights and freedom.
For centuries and from every latitude, language and culture women have had to suffer silently, and accept some form of control over their behavior, opinions and even appearance. It has been the greatest work of submission in history, but despite this they have always had the ability to laugh.
The name Syndrome is a reminder of the idea that women always have a syndrome of some sort: pre-menstrual, post-partum, sexual arousal, and so on. For all the “syndromes” intended as sentimentalism, weakness and an inability to reason the magazine proposes the perfect medicine: laughter. In order to avoid excusing this exclusion or submissiveness; our motto is: We are the Syndrome, and we are the cure.