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Former Model Takes on ‘Obscene’ Cosmopolitan
The Christian Diarist ^ | July 6, 2012 | JP

Posted on 07/06/2012 7:46:56 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The August issue of Cosmopolitan arrives on newsstands next week. Nicole Weider, a former fashion model, a purpose-driven young Christian woman, believes the “obscene” magazine should be wrapped in a nontransparent plastic bag.

“This publication has steadily declined,” she says, “into a full-on pornographic ‘how to’ guide for teens and vulnerable young girls.”

Indeed, Cosmo’s August cover entices readers to venture inside its pages with promises of “52 SEX TIPS,” as well as one of those how-to features Nicole mentions, coaching women on how to “TURN HIM ON FROM ACROSS THE ROOM,” and a helpful article for ladies wondering what to do “When Your VAGINA ACTS WEIRD After Sex..”

“Every issue,” Nicole attests, “dares girls and encourages them to try new sex moves (including anal sex), engage in threesomes, experiment with lesbianism, have public sex, watch porn…us(e) sex toys such as dildos, shower heads, and vibrating tongue rings to ‘please your man and stimulate your clitoris.’”

The 26-year-old is not advocating that America’s best-selling women’s magazine be censored, no matter, she says, that it is “one of the media’s worst influences on girls.”

She fully understands that Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Kate White and her morally deficient staff have “a right to free speech and to print what they want,” however ungodly.

But they do not have a right, Nicole notes, to market graphic sex tips to under-age girls. And while White and her nymphomaniacal writers at Cosmo almost certainly will deny that they are targeting pre-adult girls, former Cosmo editor Bonnie Fuller acknowledged that “millions of 17-year-olds” read the magazine.

The unintentional confirmation that Cosmopolitan does indeed target tender-aged girls came in article Fuler wrote earlier this year for the Huffington Post, in which she defended Cosmopolitan for featuring pre-adult actress Dakota Fanning on its cover.

Fuller followed up the article by tweeting sister-girlfriend White, her former colleague: “I’ve got your back on Dakota Fanning.”

Meanwhile, young Nicole has contacted John Liebowitz, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, to express concern that sexually-explicit Cosmopolitan is being sold to under-age girls.

Not surprisingly, she received the brush off from the FTC chairman’s office, which informed her that her complaint was unworthy of investigation because the obscene material Cosmo is putting in the hands of millions of under-age girls does not represent a “threat” to society.

Well, the young Christian woman was undeterred. She currently has an online petition drive going, on, which makes the persuasive case that that Cosmopolitan should be packaged in nontransparent plastic bags, like Playboy, Hustler and other adult magazines.

She also demands that the magazine be sold only to those at least 18 years of age, so that the hard-core material appearing on its pages each issue is no longer readily accessible to the millions of 17-year-old (and no doubt younger) girl whom Cosmo currently reaches.

Nicole Weider is standing in the gap for all of us who lament the coarsening of our culture. May God make a hedge around her, that the young Christian woman withstand the attacks almost certain to come her way.

TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: christian; cosmopolitan; nicoleweider; pornography
Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of the media mogul who founded the company that currently publishes Cosmopolitan, joined up with Nicole last month in the campaign to make sure the magazine’s “pornographic content cannot be sold to minors.”
1 posted on 07/06/2012 7:47:09 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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BLAIR catalog and SOLUTIONS catalog are owned by the same company. SOLUTIONS (collection of cheap junk), came unsolicited. On page 46 they offer a variety of female sex toys. Must be in deference to their lesbian shoppers.
Be real nice to have my grand daughters peruse these at my house!
I phoned both places and will not shop with them.
2 posted on 07/06/2012 7:56:19 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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Prayers for her. It takes courage to take on the liberals in the MSM. In our culture, she will be denigrated and mocked for making a big deal about the sexual content of Comso. She will be trashed, as apologetic liberals say that Cosmo isn’t nearly in the same category as Playboy, Hustler, etc. She will be accused of being some sort of prude and urged to get with the program, that times have changed, etc. etc.

But, the fact that a supposedly mainstream women’s magazine is full of information and approval of all sorts of sex behavior, just goes to show how far the culture has fallen.

3 posted on 07/06/2012 7:57:04 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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It’s been sitting at checkout stands week after week with the same crap on the cover since the 1960’s. I’d think most people are too bored to give it a look by now.

I’d be careful about laws telling publications how they have to package though. It’ll end up with one forcing the Limbaugh Letter into a welded tempered steel casing.

4 posted on 07/06/2012 7:59:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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COSMO has been unalloyed smut for a very long time.

5 posted on 07/06/2012 8:00:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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I actually used to read it until the issue in which they had an article, pictures included, showing a step by step how to have a nooner with a married man.

Haven’t read it since - pure garbage.

6 posted on 07/06/2012 8:06:48 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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Twenty years ago my teenage daughter brought this magazine into our house and her (also teenage) brother shook the publication in my face and declared it was disgusting. Since he was not exactly a choirboy at that age, I listened and read it for myself. He was right. It's stupid, with few redeeming qualities.
7 posted on 07/06/2012 8:10:09 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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8 posted on 07/06/2012 8:23:28 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: July4

This seems to be a case of a callow youth just realizing what a lot of people around her probably told her for years. Cosmo has been smut from day one, including the first issue she ever picked up. There’s been no change in it.

9 posted on 07/06/2012 8:27:29 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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I would disagree with her statement that, “This publication has steadily declined”, in that it has long been foul (since it stopped being a family magazine in the 1960s), a textual version of Playboy and Penthouse for women, just less focused on the graphic imagery like Playgirl, whose readership is divided between older women and homosexual men, the “wrong” demographic for advertisers wanting to market to younger women.

But trying to create a popular magazine alternative for young women is not easy.

From college age to about 30, women’s needs and wants are “all over the board”, which makes a theme magazine particularly difficult, as while some parts will appeal to most readers, the majority of the rest of the subject matter will not.

This might be why Cosmopolitan falls back on crude sexuality most of the time. They have no clue as to what would sell magazines to most of their demographic.

So, in the final analysis, this writer is correct. It is little more than text porn, and will likely never be any better, just worse, so it is unsuitable for children and should be treated like Playboy with opaque covers, behind the counter.

10 posted on 07/06/2012 8:27:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Aria

I remember the `nooner’ feature from around 1980, IIRC.

Throughout the ‘70s, Cosmo did mostly features on how to decorate an apartment, romantic meals for two, even articles on literary figures & their private lives. Much more small print reading then than now. Clothing & travel, too. Relationship sort of thing.

As a guy, of course, I read Cosmo to find out what women were being `taught’ and for the frequent photos of bare bosomed women that belonged more in an early Playboy than in a women’s magazine. Maybe they were telling their female readers this is what you’re supposed to look like if you want to find somebody.

Anyway, I looked at this month’s Cosmo in the library while my car was being worked on and, geez, it has really turned into well, smut. And the language young women use nowadays. Oh, well.

11 posted on 07/06/2012 8:28:41 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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The U.S. is no more different than Sodom and Gomorrah now a days...thanks to the majority of voters who think entitlements and having entertainment be a technical Roman Colosseum — yes - yes - let the masses be thrilled all the while we strip them of their freedoms!!!

12 posted on 07/06/2012 8:28:41 AM PDT by BCW (
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Cosmo, one diaper and two wheels away from being Hustler.

13 posted on 07/06/2012 8:34:03 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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I suspect it is published or controlled by ugly alternative lifestyle women.

14 posted on 07/06/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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I guess she means covers like this:


15 posted on 07/06/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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vibrating tongue rings


16 posted on 07/06/2012 8:54:59 AM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: razorback-bert
You jud had to ask...

Thrasher LIX Vibrating Koosh Ball- Black/Red

The Thrasher LIX is one of the most powerful vibrating tongue rings available. This vibrating tongue ring is a straight barbell made of 14 gauge 316L surgical steel. It includes two batteries for over 1 hour of fun!!

Silly me! I always thought those tongue piercings were just a freakazoid "fashion statement". Now I have to wonder about the real purpose of nose piercings...and whether I want to know the answer.

17 posted on 07/06/2012 10:47:49 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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