Cosmo and positive body image: When a stopped clock is right

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Body image: The stopped clock that is Cosmo is right I’m not a Cosmopolitan reader. I’ve rather aged out of their target readership, the words “‘rents” and “vacay” set my teeth on edge, and I know plenty of ways to Make Him Moan that I’ve learned the fun way. There are endless reasons to leave it on the magazine rack: heterocentrism; excellent suggestions for changing yourself in pursuit of a promising lay and, of course, a ring; a parade of tall, slender, white, cis, “perfect” models; “tips for a “killer body image” that largely focus on ways to not want to eat; some seriously questionable sex tips; and, of course, their swell article about “gray rape”. . . .

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