Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cosmo Cover-up


The next time you check out at your local supermarket, you may notice Cosmopolitan magazine is no longer “baring all” for everyone to see. Cosmopolitan has always pushed the envelope in terms of their front covers, whether practically naked women or jaw-dropping article titles are emblazoned upon them. Under a recent a campaign headed up by National Center on Sexual Exploitation, many retailers agreed that these covers, flying right at the eye line of small children, did not need to be on display for all. Chains such as Rite Aid, Food Lion, Hannaford, and many others, will now cover these magazines with blinders.
 

It should be noted that NCSE is not asking Cosmo to change their covers or content; they are asking retailers to consider their shoppers and their shopper’s children. This measure would prevent minors from being forced to view pictures of women in various states of scant clothing (or in some cases no clothing with only certain parts covered by objects).

Click here to learn more about this Cosmo cover-up.

What do you think? Should Cosmo wear blinders in check-out aisles?  

9 comments:

  1. You know, I hadn't thought of this until you brought it up. I do remember seeing it at the checkout, but not has a child (of course I'm years old, and I'm not sure how long it has been around as a magazine). But I have to agree, it would be good to cover it up and not expose any eyes, young or old, to it unless one wants to buy the magazine. I also think sometimes the advertisers that advertise lingerie should not do so in newspaper ads or even on TV. Can be consider soft pornography, especially if one has a problem with it.

    betty

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    1. I agree, Betty. Sometimes I'm shocked by TV ads. There's one out for Summers Eve that's really strange and "overly informative."

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  2. I didn't even notice they were scantily clad! But now that you mention it, I haven't seen a Cosmo cover in a while. I'm guessing the supermarkets here in the South have stopped displaying them for quite a while!

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    1. They may have taken them out of the checkout counter areas in the last year or so...but I used to see them all the time.

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  3. Yes, it should be covered. Even the article "teasers" on the cover are inappropriate and not something I want to read. I would be especially unhappy to have a child staring at them. While they're at it, why not cover more magazines? Too many feature covers with incredibly thin women wearing very few clothes.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I agree, Janie! It's not a good message to women of all ages!

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  4. I am so glad. I wish more magazines were covered up - there are some absolutely disgusting headlines. My kids are completely baffled by all the current magazines praising Bruce Jenner and his sex change operation and why would anyone do that.
    Speaking of that - I read that Fairfax County schools are going to start pushing weird gender stuff to kindergarteners. So much for kids being able to go through the "cootie" stage. Instead they're supposed to decide if they want to be male, female, or whatever.
    This nations is just plummeting to hell. :(

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