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Nicole Weider

Good news, girls!!

For the past several months, I have been asking you to write me letters explaining how Cosmo has negatively affected you or your friends. I have recieved over 200 heartfelt stories from girls who regret mistakes they made because of what they read in Cosmo.

I started the Anti-Cosmo petition on Change.org and set it up so that every time someone signs the petition, all the major decision-makers get notified via email. This includes the CEO of Walmart, the CEOs of many major grocery stores, the chairman of the FTC Jon Leibowitz, and the senator of California. Please click that link and sign the petition! It really counts!

The first letter I received from the FTC was a polite blow off from the consumer response center. It simply said, “the Commission does not resolve individual complaints. The Commission can, however, act when it sees a pattern of possible violations developing.”

When I got that letter back, I became more passionate than ever. It is NOT an individual complaint! This harmful magazine is hurting thousands of young girls across the country each month!

The letter I just received is from the secretary of the commission himself, Donald S. Clark. It states that they are acknowledging the petition, and that they forwarded a copy of the letter to the editor-in-chief of Cosmo, Kate White. They copied her on the letter and stated they need a reply back from her, and sent it to me as well.

The best way you can help right now is to sign that petition. Tell EVERYONE YOU KNOW to sign it: Spread it on your Facebook page, tell your school principal and your teachers about it, anyone! Let’s make this viral! Here it is again: SIGN HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND TO PUT COSMO IN A BAG!!

Comment here if you got anyone to sign it– together we WILL change the world!

Image: Courtesy of Nicole Weider


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by JaneAusten on December 7, 2011 at 10:50

    Hi! So… I was doing some research on other countries that have banned cosmo… thinking it might help our fight… and look at what I found!


    This is exactly what we are trying to do! Yay singapore! Getting it in a bag!

    • Posted by Nicole on December 11, 2011 at 23:22

      oh awesome! thanks so much for sharing this article with me! and thanks for doing research 🙂 I really, really appreciate it!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by ilovegodgirl on December 5, 2011 at 21:39

    you are doing a geart job you work so hard i wish i had time to do more in the new year i hope to

  3. Posted by on November 25, 2011 at 20:20

    hey….um… I want to sign the petion but you have too add your zip code,state,city,address,& my mom is corcerned about that and dosen’t want me to. is there another way?

    • Posted by Nicole on November 28, 2011 at 16:19

      You don’t need to put your real address! Just do something generic like 1456 summer lane la ca 90266 I don’t think it’s right that they ask for your address!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by JoyceTai on November 25, 2011 at 01:25

    Hey I’m not sure you’ll get this message since I’m not a member, but I hope you see it anyway Nicole. I just wanted to say that I applaud all the success you’ve had through PI and being able to make change in this world through persistence and writing very well. At the same time, there’s something that makes me a bit uncomfortable, mainly that from the facebook comments to Kate White and a few articles that don’t really give the impression of love in the way we correct others. Just wanted to be a reminder to be careful in the way we correct others; not comparing to us, but all of us ultimately to God and with compassion 🙂

    • Posted by Nicole on November 25, 2011 at 13:35

      thank you Joyce so much for the kind words, I really appreciate hearing that! But really, it means a lot to me. I understand what you’re saying about the comments on kate White’s wall, but I am trying to “shake her up” as much as possible because she has ignored every single one of my emails, letters, comments, and all of the other girls’ as well. I try and remember to be graceful, and to just focus on the fact that the magazine itself is bad, and not that SHE is the bad person. I might of accidentally made a mistake and said she was as well, but she deleted all of the comments anyway so they are not there anymore. 🙂 Yes I will really remember to go about this with grace and love, like I know God wants me too!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Abby Breann on November 24, 2011 at 14:46

    I just signed! I also gave a very emotional comment in the little box afterward describing how I feel about this (: God is so good!

    • Posted by Nicole on November 25, 2011 at 13:27

      thank you SO much Abby!! that means A LOT to me!!

  6. Posted by on November 23, 2011 at 19:31

    just signed it and asking me friends to sign it 🙂

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by missmichaelab on November 21, 2011 at 18:34

    This is so awesome! 🙂

  8. Posted by on November 21, 2011 at 17:45

    Amen! God really can do all things! Let’s pray that this will be the start of something new, wonderful, and bless others through out works! God Bless!

  9. Posted by on November 21, 2011 at 17:39

    WOOOOH!!!!! I’m soo excited! It’s working!! I’m a 13 year old and i KNOW that this is important,girls will be safer and not influenced by that horrid magazine! POWER OF GOD, BABY!!!

    • Posted by Nicole on November 22, 2011 at 00:27

      YES Power of God!! keep praying Sarah, and share the Anti Cosmo link to change.org on your facebook wall, and ask your mom and dad and friends to sign it!!

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by BriaLovesJesus on November 21, 2011 at 14:59

    So happy that this is starting to work! I wonder how Kate will reply!

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by Allison on November 21, 2011 at 09:46


  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by AnnaB96 on November 21, 2011 at 08:11

    yay!!!! i posted a link to it on my facebook and got a ton of my friends to sign it! 🙂

  13. Posted by on November 20, 2011 at 18:11

    Thats AMAZIN! 🙂 am I eligible ta sign?

  14. Posted by on November 19, 2011 at 21:02

    Ahhhh! This assures me that i signed it for a reason. Wahahha I am so bubbly right now! 😀

    • Posted by Nicole on November 20, 2011 at 22:23

      yes Maddie!! your signature is MAKING A DIFFERENCE!! tell all your friends, your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, counselor, teachers, MORE!!

  15. Posted by on November 18, 2011 at 18:11

    Boo-Yah!!! It’s working!!!!!!! We’re making a difference! 😀

    • Posted by Nicole on November 20, 2011 at 22:17

      Heck YES we ARE!!!! Tell all your friends girls to sign this!!! share the article!!

  16. Posted by on November 18, 2011 at 18:02

    That’s awesome! Praying for everything to work out!

  17. Posted by on November 18, 2011 at 16:51

    the petition requires to much info… can’t sign…

    • Posted by Nicole on November 20, 2011 at 22:18

      you don’t have to input your real address, or phone number!

  18. Posted by on November 17, 2011 at 14:49

    AWESOME!! My friend Chloe send me the petition, and I am SO happy I signed! This is epic, change is finally coming! Thanks for all your hard work, Nicole!

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by jesuslilgirl13 on November 17, 2011 at 13:50

    I would love to sign this petition. The cosmopolitan magazine is so disturbing! But to sign it, the website is asking for my address. Help?

    • Posted by Nicole on November 17, 2011 at 15:39

      you don’t need to input your real address! I didn’t- it’s not necessary! protect your privacy!

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by Vika95 on November 17, 2011 at 06:24

    I signed the petition too 🙂

  21. Project Inspired

    Posted by gupyandgipy on November 16, 2011 at 18:11

    YES! So incredibly happy!

  22. Paris

    Posted by Paris on November 16, 2011 at 16:10

    The Gang of Christ is making a difference! You’d better recongnize!

    • Posted by Nicole on November 16, 2011 at 17:40

      YES WE ARE!! God is in control!! Paris did you share the change.org with your friends and parents? Please go ask your mom and dad to sign it!

  23. hlaluvzjesus

    Posted by hlaluvzjesus on November 16, 2011 at 15:46

    Porn disgraces women’s bodies. God made our bodies to carry babies. Women are viewed as “sex” toys and that makes me mad. God didn’t take a rib out of Adam so we can be immoderate sex toys. We are beautiful and Cosmo is ruining that for us! Good eye Nicole and lets make a difference. That is messed up and I’m very disgusted at these magazines. Sex is meant for marrige and reproduction. You are amazing Nicole. God is on our side!

  24. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on November 16, 2011 at 15:25

    This is AMAZINGLY AWESOMELY GOD-BLESSINGLY GREAT!!!! How many times can I sign? If there’s no limit, I am going to sit here for the next week signing it!!!

    • Posted by Nicole on November 16, 2011 at 15:51

      Sign SIgn Sign!!! I think you can sign multiple times- I’m not sure- but please try!

  25. Posted by on November 16, 2011 at 13:38

    PRAISE The Almighty, Awesome, Earth Changing LORD! I LOVE HIM!! I can’t wait to see how we change this world in His name!

  26. xSheax101

    Posted by xSheax101 on November 16, 2011 at 11:50

    I got my Mom, my cousin, and a couple of my friends to sign it. INCLUDING ME! God is good! <3

    • Posted by Nicole on November 16, 2011 at 15:52

      That is AMAZING!!! thank you so much Shea!!

  27. Posted by on November 16, 2011 at 09:13

    This is GREAT news! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by girlygirl1234 on November 16, 2011 at 07:27

    We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength!
    Philippians 4:13

    We are just another step closer!! 😀

  29. Posted by on November 16, 2011 at 05:36


  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by RachelMarie on November 15, 2011 at 20:57

    THAT’S AWESOME! Way to go, Nicole. this mission needs our prayers now more than ever

  31. Posted by on November 15, 2011 at 20:50

    That’s so awesome! God is moving! I’ve already signed the petition, so should I sign again or not?

    • Posted by Nicole on November 15, 2011 at 21:36

      yes sign again!! go tell your mom and siblings to sign too please! let me know if you did it!

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by HeatherMWilliams on January 6, 2012 at 08:28

        Nicole, I just found out about your petition and site via Fox News and was so excited. I have long been disgusted by Cosmo and wondered how it could be kept on open shelves. I came to your site to read more and sign your petition and I found this post. Please rethink these comments. God doesn’t need us to cheat for Him. He’s big enough without us. This petition is a good thing, but this attitude makes me not want to participate. This isn’t a condemnation, just an observation.

      • Posted by on November 22, 2011 at 18:00

        Jane ,, I see where yuur coming from but I’d rather sign a petition 100 times and see something effective and IMPORTANT happen than worry bout whether signing multiple times is cheating .. It’s about how we can serve God and keep impure encouragement and thoughts out of young girls minds ,, not whether multiply signing a petition is immoral or not ..

      • Posted by Nicole on November 22, 2011 at 22:53

        I agree 100%

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by JaneAusten on November 21, 2011 at 14:37

        Do you hear yourselves? What is… why is… Look Nicole……. Just because you want something done… that does NOT give you the excuse to cheat it! You sign the petition ONCE like good honest Christians should! You don’t sign it 6 times for one person. It’s not right. What kind of Christians are you?

      • Posted by Nicole on November 22, 2011 at 00:49

        oh wow- I’m sorry Jane, I didn’t mean to upset you! I was unaware you couldn’t sign it twice. Even Christians make mistakes….

      • Posted by on November 19, 2011 at 08:38

        it wouldn’t let me sign again when I tried….

      • Posted by Nicole on November 20, 2011 at 22:15

        maybe input another email address?

      • Project Inspired

        Posted by gabbagail1 on November 16, 2011 at 13:13

        You can sign it twice????

  32. Posted by on November 15, 2011 at 20:48


    • Project Inspired

      Posted by gabbagail1 on November 22, 2011 at 17:04

      LOL! That’s awesome!!

    • Posted by Nicole on November 15, 2011 at 21:37

      I LOVE it!!! that just made me laugh 🙂 Ask your friends to sign it, and comment here if you got additional signatures!

      • Posted by on November 18, 2011 at 16:58

        Haha! That was an awesome comment. This just really motivated me. When we get back from Thanksgiving break- I am going to tell people at school and get all my girls to sign it. I also need to make sure they know about this site… Truly, I love this site with all my heart, and Nicole, you have really inspired me to be a better light for Christ. (: <3 I love you. Thank you. 😀