Topic: COSMOPOLITAN

“No Girl Who Is 23-Years-Old Should Be Sleeping With A 23-Year-Old!”

"No Girl Who Is 23-Years-Old Should Be Sleeping With A 23-Year-Old!"

New York recently sat in on a meeting at the new Cosmo under Joanna Cole. In the most interesting bit, a senior editor, Anna Davies, declares that “No girl who is 22, 23 years old should be sleeping with a 23-year-old! She needs a fortysomething-year-old vice-president from Morgan Stanley. Who will at least teach her how to have interesting, good sex.” We found this interesting considering… considering Cosmo. Anyway, we decided to ask ourselves… is it true? Should we all just be dating older men who love capitalism?? More »

R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown: A Compendium Of The Original Cosmo Girl’s Best Quotes

R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown: A Compendium Of The Original Cosmo Girl's Best Quotes

Trailblazing Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown passed away earlier today at the advanced age of 90, proving that a commitment to hard work, hard penises, and pretzel-like sex moves can help you live a long and happy life. You can say what you like about the more problematic aspects of her ideology (and I have), but the fact is that if it weren’t for Helen Gurley Brown, I might not be posting on this ladyblog right now, because “women’s media” as we know it would not be the same. As an instigator of the sexual revolution and a champion of certain aspects of feminism, this woman did much to propagate the then-radical ideas that women were just as competent as men and furthermore, could enjoy sex as much as men, without succumbing to any of those “ruined woman” tropes that had been oppressing us for so long. She was also eminently quotable! And so, without further ado, I give you some of Helen Gurley Brown’s best quotes on life, love, gender politics, and money. More »

Disney Princesses Cover Magazines Like Vogue, Cosmo & More

Disney Princesses Cover Magazines Like Vogue, Cosmo & More

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from writing about fashion and beauty on the internet, it’s that taking the Disney Princesses out of context and putting them into any other context will always be popular. Here’s a recent spin on the evergreen theme (from Tumblr, originally) featuring Jasmine, Mulan, Snow White (and more) voguing from the covers of all your favorite glossies. More »