Cosmopolitan is withdrawn from sale
One of the largest American supermarket chains, Walmart, will remove Cosmopolitan magazines from cash registers in 5,000 outlets, according to the National Center for Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).
“This is what the real changes look like at the time of #MeToo, and NCOSE is proud to partner with such a large corporation as Walmart in order to overcome the sexually exploitative influences in our society,” said Down Hawkins, executive director of NCOSE. “According to Hawkins, in the journal materials objectify women and can adversely affect minors. “Cosmo broadcasts the same notion of female sexuality as Playboy.It reduces the female value primarily to the ability to sexually satisfy human, culture, where men see women as sexual objects inanimate “, – added Dawn.
Walmart explained that when taking a decision, “business interests” were taken into account, but the magazine will be sold on the network at separate specialized racks.
For several years, representatives of NCOSE sought to prohibit sales of Cosmopolitan, as they consider the content of the publication to be pornographic. Under the influence of the organization’s actions, the large networks of Hannaford Stores and Food Lion ceased to publicly display the magazine in their stores, placing it under opaque screens.
Cosmopolitan is published in the USA since 1886. At first it was a family literary magazine, but in 1965 Helen Gurley Brown became the editor of the publication, which changed it to a different audience. She became a young active woman, and in the magazine there were articles about sex, relationships, fashion, beauty and health.