I’m trying to think through the bigger picture, the philosophical side, the logical reasoning on why I long ago started disliking Cosmo. You could say, oh, she’s religious, and the Pope told her to hate it, or you could say she’s conservative, which for some, apparently discounts all logical thinking. But the truth is I disliked Cosmo long before I was religious, and before I had words to give to my probably then-latent conservatism. I think in my gut I found it demeaning. And dare I say it: Predictable, aka just a little boring. Then I read this piece in the Post and of course, I disagreed with it, but what I want to do is think more seriously about why. The woman just passed away and I’m inclined to not speak ill of the dead. But I can’t help but see someone whose potential and talents were wasted by her pruriency.
Update: A good article about the hidden conservatism of Helen Gurley Brown, here.by