Fashion magazines seem like they pity women for being women, and say "Here, if you buy this magazine you can be strong and powerful, beautiful and wanted. Just like the lady on the cover."
Yet, I'm a reader of magazines.
Not all magazines, but a fair few.
I love them to pieces, but usually not for the articles (which are usually about depressing things) but for looking at what different sorts of women are wearing.
There are magazines that celebrate women (Vogue, Elle), and oddly enough the women on the cover of these usually aren't sex icons, or druggies. They range from Dakota Fanning to First Ladies, and reach out to the average woman.
I recommend that you look for magazines that appeal to your sense of self over anything else, and then its hard to go wrong.