Category Archives: Body Image

Reading Between The Lines

Thank God for DeviantArt. While this image deals with the bad messages fed to teens, it’s all applicable to the type of messages featured on the cover of Cosmo. I now feel inspired to somehow find the time to do … Continue reading

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Day 23, Part Two: “Shocking Confessions” aren’t shocking, just stupid

Cosmo has their own, not particularly grown-up version of the “traumarama/embarrassing moments” fluff pieces found in teen magazines. Cosmo’s “confessions” (pages 64-66). Here are some lowlights: “I needed to get a bikini was before a hot date…I decided to do … Continue reading

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Day 21, Part Two: “I Wasn’t Blinded By Your Cleavage”

Well… What with PostSecret having a Cosmo-related postcard, and Jezebel writing  a response to one of Cosmo’s online articles, ERRBODY  BE GETTIN’ UP IN MY GRILL. My classy, classy grill. Okay, enough silly pictures. For the most part, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Day 20, Part Two: The Great Pumpkin Facial

There are some things in Cosmo that have to be shared with others. Standing around with pumpkin puree on your face is one of them. So I enlisted the help of my friends Meghan and Shelby to be my partners … Continue reading

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Day 13, Part 2: Men Don’t Care What You Smell Like

I don’t wear perfume all that often. I do enjoy scented soaps and body washes, but I don’t see the purpose in putting on a perfume if I’m not going somewhere nice, and am simply schlepping to class and back. … Continue reading

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Day 13, Part One: Cosmo really tests the “There Are No Stupid Questions” theory with their godawful sex advice

Well, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: IT’S SEX TIME! Or, more specifically, the next couple of days will be devoted to deconstructing Cosmo’s advice on sex. Ergo, posts may be NSFW (if you happen to be that … Continue reading

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Day 12, Part Three: The World’s Dumbest Workout Regimen, Part 2

Along with a ridonkulous arm-workout, Cosmo wants you to “Burn 305 Extra Calories a Week” as part of their “7 Cool Tricks You Need Now” feature (You, Even Better, pages 176-178). And their calorie burning tips are even more impractical … Continue reading

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