Posts tagged "cosmopolitan"

Hot Links: Do Lady Mags Turn Women Into Slutty Sluts?

Do women’s magazines like Cosmopolitan lead to, gasp, pre-marital sex?! [YourTango]
This woman shot her husband … because he threatened her cat. [Newser]
These celebs’ style similarities…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 27, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Cosmo Solves Your Vacuum Cleaner Masturbation Problems

Let’s get right to the point. This is the lede of an article in Cosmopolitan’s October 2012 issue: “Julie, 29, has amazing orgasms. The catch? They’re with her vacuum cleaner.”…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Cosmopolitan Guru Kate White’s First Book Was Inspired By “Law & Order”

“I wanted to become an author for as long as I can remember. I wrote stories and plays and poems all the time I was growing up. I’ve just always…

Ami Angelowicz | September 6, 2012 - 9:40 am

The Soapbox: Where Helen Gurley Brown Got Feminism Wrong

When Helen Gurley Brown passed away earlier this week at the age of 90, female journalists and writers came out en masse to laud Brown for her contributions to the…

Julie Gerstein | August 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

10 Fun, Fearless Facts About Helen Gurley Brown

Rivulets of mascara are streaming from big, false lashed-eyes everywhere: yesterday legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown died in New York City at age 90.

It is not…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 9:00 am

RIP: Cosmopolitan Editor Helen Gurley Brown Has Passed Away

The most famous editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, has died at the age of 90, according to a press release from Hearst. The controversial editor, who was also the author…

Julie Gerstein | August 13, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Cosmo‘s Very First TV Ad Was Kind Of Sexist

What can we say about Cosmopolitan today that wasn’t true about Cosmopolitan in the past? According to the very first commercial that promoted the magazine brand in the UK, not much.
The 1972 commercial, unearthed…

Styleite | March 4, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Dakota Fanning’s Cosmopolitan Cover Went Out To Advertisers Sex- and Vagina-Free

Dakota Fanning’s Cosmopolitan cover raised some eyebrows because the “Twilight” actress is 17-years-old and we all know your hymen magically becomes open for business at midnight on your 18th birthday.

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 9:40 am

Smutty “Cosmo” Needs To Clean Up Its Act, Says Project Anti-Cosmo Crusader

Imagine, if you will, a world in which Cosmopolitan magazine is covered in a non-transparent wrapper and only available to readers ages 18 and over. If you want to read…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Is Dakota Fanning Too Young For Cosmo?

That’s the question some may ask upon discovering that 17-year-old Dakota Fanning is on the cover of the sort of raunchy women’s magazine next to headlines like “Um, Vagina, Are…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 4, 2012 - 10:20 am

Adele Covers Cosmopolitan

Consider me pleasantly surprised to see the immensely talented — and full-figured — singer Adele gracing the cover of December’s Cosmopolitan. I mention the full-figured thing only because of all the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 1, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Kim Kardashian Feels Like A Zoo Animal

“Sometimes I feel like a zoo animal. I’ll be at a restaurant, and someone will put their phone in front of my face and take a picture without saying hi.”…

Kate Torgovnick/ | July 10, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Anthony Weiner: A Cosmopolitan Eligible Bachelor In 1996

Wow, Cosmopolitan sure has a knack for featuring politicians in embarrassing interviews and photos before they made it big on the national stage. Not only did they snap Senator Scott

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 8, 2011 - 11:20 am

Cosmo Tip: Hide Your Vibe In His Lucky Charms!

“You know those treats you used to find at the bottom of a cereal box? One morning I hid the new vibrator I’d just gotten in my guy’s cereal for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 14, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Should Jessica Alba’s Untamed “Va-Jay-Jay” Be A “Vagina”?

“Untamed Vaginas.” Now that’s a cover line — one you’ll never, ever see on the cover of a mainstream magazine. So the September issue of Cosmopolitan went with this big…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2010 - 12:50 pm

What’s Your Experience With Bizarrely Shaped Bushes?

Last month’s Cosmo featured DIY bikini wax instructions, including stencils for shaping your bush. This got us to thinking: If you groom your pubic hair into a crazy topiary, does…

Carli Alexa Blau | June 4, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Brazilian Waxes Do Not Need To Be DIY

Dear Cosmo,

Thanks so much for the free stencils in the May issue! While I think it’s cool that you’re clearly listening to your readers’ cries for more DIY…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 9, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Lady Gaga Covers Cosmopolitan…

…yet all I can think about is what on earth that “SEX ARTICLE WE CAN’T DESCRIBE HERE!” is about. What is so EWW DIRTY that Cosmo only dares tease us…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 23, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Girl Talk: Cosmopolitan Was The Best And Worst Thing to Happen To My Sex Life

I’m of the last generation to learn about sex without the help of the internet. While I was spared the misinformation my pre-teen mind would’ve encountered in her furtive Google…

Anna Clark | January 27, 2010 - 2:00 pm