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Wednesday, June 09, 2010
This is a sad piece on the change in relational focus of women's magazines over the last few decades. The writer seems to believe that rags like Cosmo are the problem and leading the culture down the road to destructive debauchery. While I'm sure that is the case, I also wonder if Cosmo isn't merely a mirror which reflects what already exists in society. Chicken or the egg, if you will.


hwilliams11 said...

While Cosmo has no positive part to play, the problem already exists in our society. People buy and read Cosmo and other such magazines because there is something broken inside each of us that longs for the "excitement" the articles seem to offer. Our media reflects what we want to hear: justification for our own sin and rebellion.

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