Friday, February 12, 2016

Never Understood Who Buys Cosmopolitan

It always struck me as a hangover from the 1960s, when Helen Gurley Brown (author of Sex and the Single Girl was editor, and single women having sex was a pretty transgressive activity.  PJMedia talks about how they are selling their soul to Bloomberg to make gun control a focus instead of "30 sexy positions to try with your one-night stand."
Trash magazine Cosmopolitan announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety (I'm not going to link it) to push a gun control agenda.

The magazine will run a propaganda piece in the March issue called "Singled Out," warning single women they may be dating a man who is a firearms owner. And he may become "disgruntled."

The comments at Instapundit are riotous:
I think Cosmo's readership is mostly middle-aged women who clutch the pages between nicotine-stained fingers while on break from their jobs checking out groceries, relying on the "sex tips" and other fluffery to fantasize about a better life; one where they are (still) sexy, desired and looking forward to something better than their current, dim romantic prospects can provide.

I don't mean that as a joke; I think that really is who reads Cosmo. I've never seen a woman under 40 even talk about it.
and:
Maybe mostly, but I've been on the receiving end of some of Cosmo's sex tips (from a young woman) and let's just say the writers are apparently sexless middle-aged women, too. Whoever they are, they hate men with a passion.
and:
The best place to advance any agenda is in a magazine read exclusively by 25-year-old girls with Borderline Personality Disorder. (And yes, I did mean "girls.")

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