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Cosmopolitan and Snapchat’s X-Rated channel “Cosmo After Dark” Cancelled

In the words of Cosmopolitan, “Cosmo After Dark is an X-rated weekly edition that goes live every Friday at 6 p.m. and is exclusively dedicated to all things hot and horny.” Cosmo After Dark was launched on Snapchat’s Discovery page. Surprised it was on Snapchat? We aren’t, remember they’ve been on our Dirty Dozen list…


Walmart Stands Against #MeToo Culture

Walmart’s Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Female Objectification in the #MeToo Era

It’s no secret. We live in a society drenched with sexually objectifying images of women. What may be less obvious is just how harmful these images are to the dignity and treatment of women and girls by men. Objectifying images teach men that women are objects for ownership, rather than complete persons worthy of moral…


This Simple Action Is How One Person Got Cosmo Magazine Out Of Their Wal-Mart Checkout Aisle

We regularly hear from supporters who are concerned about Cosmopolitan magazine. A nationwide survey revealed that the majority of Americans believe Cosmo is especially harmful to minors and that it should not be prominently displayed in checkout aisles.  Cosmopolitan is filled with sexually explicit articles and depictions of sex acts in virtually every edition. However, it’s often…


Wal-Mart Sells Sexually Exploitive Magazines, Naked Pictures of Children, and Sex Trafficking Instructions

**UPDATE 10/29/16 – Walmart has removed the child nudity books from their website! In just the first day of our petition campaign we got thousands of signatures. THANK YOU for speaking up with us!  Wal-Mart now sells a wide array of sexually explicit material including some with child nudity, as well as sexually exploitive magazines…


Cosmo Came for Christmas: Now Join Our “Cosmo-X-Vent”

By Lisa Thompson with Dani Bianculli Few people following the news could have missed the controversy brewing around the Starbuck’s “Christmas” coffee cup. Conspicuously missing from the bright, red cup is any greeting referring to Christmas or any of the holidays associated with this time of year. Whether you take issue with the Starbucks cup or…


The Hill: Retailers to shield customers from Cosmopolitan magazine

By Lydia Wheeler Original Source: The Hill Cosmopolitan magazine has proven to be too risqué for some retailers. Late last month, Rite Aid and Food Lion announced they were working to shield customers from the content on the magazine’s cover. In a statement, Rite Aid said it is still going to carry the publication, but future…


The Blaze: Popular Magazine Accused of Glorifying ‘Porn and Sexual Violence’ Will Be Covered Up in Thousands of Stores — and There’s a Surprising Twist

By Billy Hallowell Original Source: The Blaze Two chains of supermarkets and drug stores have both announced that they’ll be covering up copies of Cosmopolitan magazine with blinders — a move that comes after a campaign was launched earlier this year to protect minors from the magazine’s sexual content. But the biggest surprise in the…


WWD: Too Racy? Retailers to Put Blinders on Cosmopolitan

By Alexandra Steigrad Original Source: Women’s Wear Daily COVER UP: A trade group called the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has been on a crusade to hide what it deems the “pornographic” covers of CosmopolitanMagazine from the eyes of minors. On Wednesday, the Washington, D.C.-based group claimed to have won its first battle by getting Rite Aid and Delhaize…


‘Pornographic’?! Magazine Giant’s Granddaughter Launches Full-Scale War Against Cosmo

By Kaitlan Collins Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Daily Caller Victoria Hearst — granddaughter of magazine giant William Randolph Hearst — is going after “Cosmopolitan” in a new campaign alleging that the publication has a “pornographic influence” on minors, who she wants to protect from its “sexually explicit” content. Launching in D.C. on Wednesday, the website for “Cosmo…


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

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.