Cultural appropriation isn’t just for barbeque and white people’s dreadlocks any more. It’s now oppressive towards the gender bending community. How dare Zayn Malik avoid wearing a ballgown and makeup for Vogue!! Cosmopolitan contributor Jacob Tobia was significantly peeved by Vogue’s cover shoot of singer Zayn Malik and model Gigi Hadid, because Vogue described the stars as “embracing gender fluidity.”
Handmaid’s Tale protests are becoming more and more prevalent around the world – and the liberal media are loving it. Advocating so-called “women’s rights,” these protesters declare defunding Planned Parenthood is the equivalent of Margaret Atwood’s 1980’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The novel – now a media-beloved Hulu show – occurs in a dystopian, misogynist world in which women are valued only for their fertility and are forced to bear children for the upper class.
Diane Stopyra attacked the new phenomenon of gender-reveal parties for pregnant women in a Sunday item for Cosmopolitan. Stopyra contended that such celebrations are "potentially damaging to said tiny humans," and that they exclude "a cross-section of the population out, adding to a culture of trans and intersex shame." The feminist writer also took aim at baby showers in general, and claimed, "We'd be better off showing the little girls in attendance that changing the world is every bit as much a female prerogative as bedazzling onesies."
Cosmopolitan devoted an article to a particularly theatrical Planned Parenthood protest -- in which volunteers donned white bonnets and red capes. The aim of the protest was to draw a parallel between the novel, which, according to Cosmo, illustrates “a dystopian future in which women are stripped of their reproductive rights” and our current political climate.
Even though violent rap lyrics are generally ignored, in this case one artist took his love of assault too far for makeup company Cover Girl. In an Instagram video released by rapper Young Thug in early June, the 2 minute clip promoted his new album Beautiful Thugger Girls. The clip showed a young woman assaulted by a group of women wearing masks, who hit her repeatedly with weapons -- including a baseball bat -- until she is bruised and bleeding. She is then put in the back of a van, carried into a basement, tied up with ropes, and covered with duct tape. On the duct tape on her face, the assaulters wrote the words, “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Thugger Girl.” Cover Girl’s slogan is “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Cover Girl.”
The Disney-owned Freeform channel premiered the pilot episode of it’s brand new show The Bold Type Tuesday, June 20, and though Variety magazine dubbed it a “teen drama” (Freeform was formerly ABC Family and is geared towards family programming), the show is very adult-oriented, from rampant sex scenes to sex toy demonstrations. All very not teen friendly!
Transgender conservatives are rare. Transgender conservatives featured in Cosmo (Caitlyn Jenner aside) are rarer. In an April 17 piece published on cosmopolitan.com, senior political writer Rebecca Nelson interviewed three members of the niche community on topics ranging from President Trump to bathrooms. Some of their responses were surprising.
According to the liberal media and Hollywood, the president’s new Supreme Court pick can be defined as “anti-choice” and “mentally unbalanced.”
Women are not sex objects. Except when they want to be revered as sex objects. Cosmo, always showcasing its value as a women’s magazine, published an article titled, “How This College Student Became a Successful Porn Star Overnight” with the captivating subtitle, “I had always wondered if I had a weird vagina.”
In the latest bizarre chapter of 2016, a year full of bizarre chapters, a lefty magazine is actually criticizing Obama. According to Cosmopolitan, America’s first black President, twice elected, did not care enough for black lives.
Although Donald Trump’s election left singer and Hillary Clinton enthusiast Katy Perry feeling “vulnerable, confused and frightened like a child,” Perry gushed that it was Clinton who gave her a “new,” "more determined” voice. According to Cosmopolitan, at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball on Tuesday night, Perry was presented with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award by none other than surprise guest, her “hero,” Hillary Clinton!
On November 16, thousands of women across the country tweeted about their love of birth control. Terrified by the Trump administration’s possible repeal of Obamacare, many women are afraid that (gulp), they may have to pay for their own contraception.