November 14, 2013

Any Cosmo Girl Would Have Known…That They Promote Porn to Girls?

Cosmopolitan magazine features interview with female pornographer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2013) –  The supermarket checkout staple Cosmopolitan is at it again with their efforts to market porn to teen girls. Cosmo is no longer just for hair and fashion tips. Now they give suggestions of porn titles for beginners and compare exploited women to fair trade coffee beans.

Cosmo’s November issue features an interview with porn producer Tristan Taormino titled “So, What IsFeminist Porn? Find Out From a Woman Who Makes It.” She argues that porn is empowering and lists websites and pornographers that are great sites for beginners. MIM is asking supporters to take action and write to Cosmo at http://pornharms.com/dirtydozen/cosmopolitan.

“Cosmo directly targets girls, usually featuring teen icons on the cover. When Elle Woods said in Legally Blonde that ‘any Cosmo girl would have known,’ it was about hair care. Sadly, Cosmo is not just about what hairstyle to chose but also promotes porn to girls,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of MIM. “It is completely ridiculous to think that just because there is a female producer that these women are not exploited.”

Cosmopolitan was labeled one of the top 12 facilitators of porn in America in MIM’s 2013 Dirty Dozen list. This list was created to target, expose and shame the top enablers of the pornography pandemic. Cosmo has featured other articles to include “The Cosmo Girl’s Guide to Pornography” and “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Porn,” which starts with “1. Women get turned on by monkey sex.”

 

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