I don’t know whether it’s a getting older thing or if it’s just getting worse, but Cosmopolitan seems to truly be scraping the barrel for their online readers these days. Not only did I unfollow them on my non-boob account for missing the point of the Olympics entirely with this tweet at the closing ceremony:
I thought Cosmo (or the New Cosmo) was about sexual empowerment, but this seems like a pretty passive ambition for a ‘fun, fearless’ Cosmo girl. And sadly not a one off either. Check out these covers from various Cosmopolitans this year:
Make his 4 sex wishes come true! They’re not what you think, apparently. Which makes me imagine the article sidesteps the cliches of blowjobs and bum sex in favour of giving you permission to come. Am I warm, Cosmo?
20 ways to make him scream… in a good way! *puts away clown mask and climbs out of the cupboard…*
His best sex ever! AND 3 clues he’s secretly in to you. It’s fine, really. Self-esteem isn’t a problem when you have really fast growing hair…
I just can’t help but think young women deserve better from their aspirational magazines than this nonsense. Please, can someone create a Rookie for grown-ups?
P.S It’s unlikely that sending pictures of your bare boobs will ever result in a position of power in a relationship, especially if you’re still playing power games AND consulting Cosmopolitan on them. Sext responsibly, kids…
P.P.S Yes, Kate Middleton has nice hair. Can we get over it now please?