In grad school, at Columbia ... okay, Teachers College, Columbia, nonetheless, ... my Creative Writing studies culminated in a mixed-genre project which mimicked/parodied/mocked Cosmo. While simultaneously commenting upon feminism, womanhood, sexuality, women's rights, sex, and empowerment. Or disempowerment. Since I can't find that piece--and it was a piece, let me tell you--& because the flash drive is long gone (car window smashed in c. 2009 ... whole 'nother story),
let me regale you with this.
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Let's start with #s, shall we?
Reasons I HATE: 22
25 (his ways/chances to orgasm) - 3 (your ways/chances to orgasm) = 22 . In this September 2012 issue of Cosmo, he gets 22 more ways to climax. Or feel sexually satisfied. Or feel okay--as in sanctioned--to feel sexually satisfied.
Magnitude for which I HATE: 8.33 Repeat
25 (his ways/chances to orgasm) = 8.33 Repeat x (greater than yours) 3 (to orgasm). By placing these articles in the same issue, side-by-side nonetheless, Cosmo--subliminal or not--does the equivalent of saying: Men deserve to climax 8.33 Repeat x more than women. Here's how to get it done.
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Look at what else this article says. Or doesn't say. Most obvious place to begin? ...Up top: 25 Sex Moves He Wishes You'd Do. Focus of this title? He. Moving down: Make His Favorite Position Orgasmic for You. Subject of this title? His Favorite Position.
It's not even your favorite move! Do not women have favorite moves? I mean, according to Cosmo, I guess not.
What I will never get over with publications like this is how they sit on a platform of sexual empowerment & liberation. Women can talk about The Big O and, ahem, the G Spot and, teehee, penises. But it's all brainwash bullshit. All Cosmopolitan does, aside from doling out how-to & lip gloss advice like it's welfare, is subliminally warp young--young--women's minds into thinking these 3 things:
1. The Bedroom is all about What Men
2. Women Get Pleasure--even if it's not ... pleasure--in the Bedroom by Catering to the Every Whim of Men.
3. What Women Want
Need is Based upon What Men Want Need.
Good God, look at "our" Lust Article. We get a picture of a DOG!!!!!!
DO NOT TAKE SEX ADVICE
FROM THESE MAGAZINES.
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