MEDIA ADVISORY: Victoria Hearst Opposing Hearst Corporation’s Cosmopolitan Magazine

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference on “Cosmo Harms Minors” Campaign

Victoria Hearst Opposing Hearst Corporation’s Cosmopolitan Magazine

WHO: Victoria Hearst, the granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst of the Hearst Corporation empire and the Founder and President of Praise Him Ministries in Montrose, CO; Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director, National Center on Sexual Exploitation; Dr. Miriam Grossman, MD, board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist.

WHAT: Press conference to launch “Cosmo Harms Minors” campaign and to release results from national survey on Cosmopolitan Magazine and minors. Coalition demands that Cosmopolitan Magazine be displayed behind blinders or in an opaque wrapper and not sold to minors.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TIME: 10:00am EST; light breakfast and coffee served at 9:00am EST

WHERE: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045

WHY: In recent years, Cosmopolitan Magazine has blatantly started to target young girls to expand their audience and increase profits. This staple of the supermarket checkout line has steadily declined from a somewhat inspirational women’s magazine to a verbally, and many times visually, pornographic “how-to” sex guide encouraging readers to engage in violent and dangerous sexual acts in every issue.

Cosmo is leading the way in further desensitizing young women and girls to accept and participate in the pornified and sexually violent culture around them. The “Cosmo Harms Minors” campaign seeks to inform, expose and equip communities to take action and protect minors.

To RSVP or for additional interviews and information, please contact Amanda Smith at (202) 393-7245, [email protected]

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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