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Former Cosmo editor Gurley Brown dead at 90
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/13/us/obit-helen-gurley-brown/index.html?hpt=hp_c1 ^

Posted on 08/13/2012 2:50:02 PM PDT by MNDude

New York (CNN) -- Helen Gurley Brown, who created the idea of a modern woman with her book "Sex and the Single Girl" and was editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for three decades, has died at age 90, the Hearst Corporation said Monday. Gurley Brown died Monday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia after a brief hospitalization, the publisher said. "Helen was one of the world's most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism -- and beyond," Hearst Chief Executive Frank Bennack said. It was Gurley Brown who invented today's notion of a modern woman -- one who could have both a successful career and an exciting, satisfying sex life, said Bonnie Fuller, the influential magazine editor who took over at Cosmopolitan when Gurley Brown stepped down in 1997. "Young women today don't realize the legacy that they owe her," Fuller said in an interview with CNN. Gurley Brown's 1962 book "Sex and the Single Girl" encouraged young women to enjoy being single, find fulfillment in work and non-marital relationships with men, and take pleasure in sex, Hearst said. The book was on the bestseller lists for more than a year and became a movie starring Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, Lauren Bacall, and Henry Fonda.

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KEYWORDS: burninginhell; gurleybrown; helengurleybrown; lol; news; obituary; seeya; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 08/13/2012 2:50:09 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Cue Powers Boothe in “Tombstone”: “Well, . . . Bye!”


2 posted on 08/13/2012 3:00:09 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: MNDude
All her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren must be in deep mourning.

After all, no one will remember who the editor of some print magazine was a few years from now, but they will be her legacy.

3 posted on 08/13/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: MNDude

Next up: Tina Girlie Brown
RIP Newsweak


4 posted on 08/13/2012 3:04:17 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: MNDude

Thanks for filling women’s heads with nonsense and helping to make more than one generation a disaster.

Good riddance.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: MNDude

Another man-hating old shrew who polluted women’s brains with penis envy, faux superiority, and unsubstantiated delusions. Less an editor than a fictionalist who happened to be in the right milieu at the right time. Otherwise, she would have ended up writing ad copy in the local shopper.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: MNDude

Had that Pelosi look.

7 posted on 08/13/2012 3:17:13 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: MNDude

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Thanks to that douche it’s near impossible to find a decent man under the age of 40.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:28:05 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: MeganC

why’s that? Isn’t it the destruction of decent women she’s more responsible for?


9 posted on 08/13/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Libloather

Looks like something out of the Scientology Movie.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MeganC

Thanks to her most women just want to party party party and get drunk drunk drunk.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 3:36:23 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: MNDude

I think Johnny Pesky’s passing is much more significant.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

The destruction of women was immediately followed by the destruction of men and of chivalry and of masculinity. Now the males (I’m loathe to call them ‘men’) much under 40 are almost uniformly emasculated, they’re lazy, they’re immoral, and they’re horribly narcissistic. Try finding a guy under 40 who will help you on with your coat or hold a door open for you...and good luck with that.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: MNDude

Disgusting old woman. Good riddance. She helped to corrupt a nation.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 3:55:04 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: MNDude

I luuuved Cosmo as a kid...much better boobie shots than National Geographic


15 posted on 08/13/2012 4:04:10 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: MeganC

I could not agree with you more!!! Thank you for your post. I’m 35 years old, single, and I don’t even try any more for EXAcTLY the same reasons you listed above.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 4:10:38 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Fred Hayek
Thanks to her most women just want to party party party and get drunk drunk drunk.

And learn "20 Sexy New Ways To Please Your Man In Bed!"

RIP HGB

17 posted on 08/13/2012 4:14:55 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: MNDude

Well, like Hugh Hefner, she pioneered a niche and made a lifetime out of it. Decide for yourself if that was a good thing or not but at least they were pioneers.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 4:21:29 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MNDude

The two things kind of go together.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 4:29:48 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: MeganC
...they’re lazy, they’re immoral, and they’re horribly narcissistic. Try finding a guy under 40 who will help you on with your coat or hold a door open for you....

Think of the world these guys have come into: there is nothing special about being a man, nothing that a man can do that a woman can't do (and possibly better). When you're told that all your life and everybody assumes it to be true, then the logical thing is to kick back and let the girls do it, then. Why should I bust my keister over anything? An understandable attitude, imo.

This won't be fixed easily. It might not be fixed without a complete demographic turnover, if even that would do it.

20 posted on 08/13/2012 4:33:29 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Age of Reason

She may now be in a place of torment.
“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”
(Luke 16:23)

“For I have 5 brethren, that he may testify unto them,
lest they also come to this place of torment.” (Luke 16:28)

Jesus said: “Remember Lot’s wife.” (Luke 17:32)


21 posted on 08/13/2012 4:36:25 PM PDT by Letmarch75
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To: Age of Reason

She may now be in a place of torment.
“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”
(Luke 16:23)

“For I have 5 brethren, that he may testify unto them,
lest they also come to this place of torment.” (Luke 16:28)

Jesus said: “Remember Lot’s wife.” (Luke 17:32)


22 posted on 08/13/2012 4:37:20 PM PDT by Letmarch75
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To: Libloather
Having seen her latest boyfriend buying roses, Helen cried, "Damn, I hadn't planned on spending the evening with my legs in the air!" And her blond assistant said, "Don't you have a vase?" "Turning 80 shouldn't slow you down, ladies. One word: Poli-Grip." Helen Girlie Brown
23 posted on 08/13/2012 4:46:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: surroundedbyblue
"I could not agree with you more!!! Thank you for your post. I’m 35 years old, single, and I don’t even try any more for EXAcTLY the same reasons you listed above."

Careful...you'll be getting lots of private messages from older Freepers in 3...2...1...!

24 posted on 08/13/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: wideawake
All her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren must be in deep mourning.

I take it you're being ironic. I have always assumed that Ms. Brown aborted every child she ever conceived - if that stone cold womb was even capable of conceiving.

Every article I've seen about her death makes no mention of children. No nieces, nephews nor any other survivors are mentioned. I guess our feminist journalists want to avoid leaving the impression that their feminist hero[ine] likely died lonely and un-loved.

And the "great work" of her life? --you're right, it will be forgotten, except perhaps as a trashy symbol of the decay of American cultural mores.

25 posted on 08/13/2012 4:55:38 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: MNDude
O tempora! O mores!

Sooner or later, somebody was going to repackage the whole Playboy thing for women. She got there first.

FWIW: do a google search for "cosmopolitan magazine." Every cover of the magazine, has the word "sex" on it.

26 posted on 08/13/2012 4:56:53 PM PDT by x
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To: surroundedbyblue

You’re welcome. I guess I was ruined at an early age by watching old movies where men were gentlemen and proud to be called such a thing. These days to call a male a ‘gentleman’ evokes laughter and ridicule as if that’s an outdated notion.

There’s nothing in the world like being courted by a true gentleman.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:59:22 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: MeganC

A bit of trivia—

Helen Gurley Brown’s father, Arkansas State Senator Ira Gurley, died in an elevator accident in the capitol building in Little Rock. Helen and her family moved to California shortly therafter. Had it not been for a freak accident, HGB may have never been the Cosmo girl.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 5:08:27 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: MeganC
Try finding a guy under 40 who will help you on with your coat or hold a door open for you...and good luck

Believe me, if a man (especially in the workplace) displayed chivalry, he will sooner rather than later face charges of from the Human Resources Department.

If you think I am joking, I am not.

Men have been conditioned to lose their chivalry through] the demonic Democrat tools such as "the lawsuit", "the complaint", "the counseling session", and "the diversity training."

29 posted on 08/13/2012 5:08:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: dfwgator

I think Johnny Pesky’s passing is much more significant
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Today?
From the era where a man virtually spent his entire career with 1 team...

Remember when Jackie Robinson was traded to the Giants and he just decided to retire?

Was Pesky on the Red Sox with Pee Wee Reese?


30 posted on 08/13/2012 5:11:36 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: MeganC

Try finding a guy under 40 who will help you on with your coat or hold a door open for you...and good luck with that.
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It is not just the men!!!

I am well beyond 40 and still hold doors for whomever may be directly behind me or trying to come in.

Held the door for some woman few years ago and she kind of ‘bumped’ me and snarled “You don’t have to hold the f’n door for me because I am a lady”.
I replied “No one said you were a lady, I held it because I am a Gentleman”.

And she was ‘old’ enough to know the custom.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 5:17:15 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: LS

32 posted on 08/13/2012 5:24:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: xrmusn

Heh.. Whenever I have a similar encounter with someone who is needlessly rude I try to push out a loud fart, or at least belch. If I got no gas handy (a rare thing at my age), I just work up a loud snot hocker and spit it on the ground - - especially funny if the person is walking away. ...Whatever I can do to show my respect.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mkleesma

Heck, Cosmopolitan featured much better looking barebreasted photos than Playboy! Hefner only cared about size, while Cosmo at least showed pix of the `ideal woman’ whose shape and naked image was so perfect that she seemed like any guy’s dream date.

Of course, Cosmo’s female readership only felt inadequacy & inferiority seeing these naked goddesses, and their only salvation from loneliness was to go on subscribing to the only magazine that promised them sex & fulfillment through twenty ways to please a man.

Oh well, “sic transit gloria mundi”. Today’s Cosmo Girl is out to prove she can be just as raunchy & crude as some guys, and with the amorality of a herd of alley cats.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Think I have a couple (well a few) years on you and will give you two ‘warnings’...

Afternoon naps are addictive.
Watch those ‘wet ones’ of course, wet enough, and you have an opportunity to get that ‘warm fuzzy feeling’ of your youth back.
Along the same line can’t wear light colored trousers and better not go Commando....

Like the man (Rush??) says “A baby at his 1st birthday and a man at his 90th are not much different. They have no idea where they are, who is there with them or what is going on. And probably both need a change of skivvys.


35 posted on 08/13/2012 5:41:48 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: MNDude

I think she was fundamentally bad. She thought the value of being female was sexual and that was about it, because that was all she was capable of, I guess.

I first read Cosmo in the mid 1980s, and it had some advice for women in their 20s about being respected in the workplace, as well as the sexy stuff. Within a few years, it dropped any pretense of peddling female dignity and competence, and just went for the smut. The decision was made that you sell more makeup ads and such if you just go for the sexual focus. And HGB was ready to that because it was all she knew about anyway.

She helped the culture decline and the quality of women’s lives decline accordingly.

I kind of doubt that she is singing with the angels.


36 posted on 08/13/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: xrmusn

Oh, I’ve been taking afternoon naps since I was 40.


37 posted on 08/13/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MNDude

The destruction of decent women leads to the destruction of decent men.

If a slug who lives in his parent’s basement can still get laid, where’s the incentive to do any better than “live in his parent’s basement”?


38 posted on 08/14/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MNDude

“The book was on the bestseller lists for more than a year and became a movie starring Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, Lauren Bacall, and Henry Fonda.”

That movie’s pretty funny. Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall were the funniest as an older/”Ropers”-style man and wife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q8Wz4teSvI&feature=related

And from what I heard, bore almost no resemblance to the book of the same title. Sadly, it’s probably the only thing from Mrs. Brown’s life I can appreciate.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 6:07:14 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: wideawake

Indeed.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%208:36&version=KJV

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”


40 posted on 08/14/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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