When I was a youngster, I saw issues of the magazine Cosmo at the supermarket check line. They had images of on the cover of hot women with article titles blasting in your face about attracting and keeping men. I understood that Cosmo was the flagship for Feminism, with the independent women, the one that could do it all on her own, the one that didn’t need men, the one that decried the view of women as sex objects.
I had trouble reconciling all of this in my mind, but apparently lots of people (especially women) didn’t. I suppose that some people wrote it all off as women can feel what they want, making sense is optional. But is there more? Perhaps not. Should we take Cosmo seriously? Probably not. Have/do women take Cosmo seriously? Many do. What can we conclude from this?
Exit question: Have you ever thoroughly checked out a Cosmo cover?