Conservatives Have a Problem with ‘Cosmo’, But It’s Not the One They Think

Readers have many reasons to critique Cosmopolitan magazine. But the article “7 Women Who Could Be Our First Female President” isn’t one of them. The list the magazine compiled includes Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Tammy Duckworth, Sheryl Sandberg, and Oprah. They are all Democrats, which prompted some conservatives to complain. One … Continued

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What Hilary Duff is Missing: No Marriage is ‘Meant’ to Last Forever

Hilary Duff, who recently filed for divorce, is sounding a cynical note about marriage. “I don’t want to sound bitter because I’m definitely not,” Duff told Cosmopolitan, “but I don’t know if people are meant to be together forever.” “Things happen over a long relationship that you can’t always fight,” she elaborated. “A marriage of … Continued

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So Much Feminism, So Little Time

It’s getting exhausting, all this feminism! First it was Beyoncé in all her semi-nude glory, after a heart-pumping performance with lots of naked ladies pole-dancing and some “Bow Down B******,” ending with her nude-ish profile in front of the sparkling backdrop “FEMINIST.” Then it was Lena Dunham of naked-cake-eating, soft-porn-show-creating fame co-opting Taylor Swift into … Continued

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“The” Sex Issue of Cosmo

I had to laugh when I saw the most recent cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, sitting on the stand of my local Barnes & Noble, which had the words “The Sex Issue” stamped on its glossy cover. The sex issue? It’s a running joke, even among Cosmo‘s most loyal readers, that every issue of the magazine is the sex issue. … Continued

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