Category Archives: Sexism

And this is why I’m not moving to LA anytime soon.

So. Seth Rogen. Cuddly actor, been in some funny movies (Pineapple Express, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, Funny People) and some not-at-all funny movies (Seve and Protect). Mr. Rogen has been cast in the title role in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Regarding Whiskey and Baking.

My family doesn’t drink liquor all that much. My mom and dad both enjoy rum on the rocks. My mom drinks Glenfiddich as a special treat now and then. About once a year, we buy a bottle of bourbon to … Continue reading

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Day 24, Part One: If you made this image, please let me know!

Commenter Madelyn brough this awesome picture to my attention: This is infinitely better than any of the Jezebel “Cover Lies”, and really does summarize everything that is so messed up about Cosmo: Everything is about sex, (horrible) sex advice, and … Continue reading

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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 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 21: Can Cosmo help me with this !@#$$% PowerPoint?

Posting will be light today, as my priority is getting a massive dramaturgy assignment completed. However, starting off the day with PostSecret was an excellent idea, because I saw this: To whoever who created this, I think you’ve addressed why … Continue reading

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Day 18, Part One: Safe Sex FAIL

Okay, so kudos to Cosmo for writing an article on safer sex (“How to Outsmart STDs”, The Cosmo Health Report, pages 186-189). However, this piece could have been much better if: It wasn’t so freakin’ heteronormative It didn’t over-sensationalize the … Continue reading

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