I knew I needed to do research and obtain copies from when Cosmo first launched so I could pinpoint when it declined into a pornographic magazine. The magazine first was published in 1887 (can you believe it!?) and focused on how to have a healthy marriage, how to be a classy lady, and other useful advice!
This story shows women how to have proper etiquette while eating out. (Cosmo never would offer advice on how to be classy now!)
Cosmopolitan issue from 1938 with a story on how to have a healthy marriage:
Join me in my fight to put Cosmo in a non-transparent wrapper to protect young kids from reading explicit headlines splashed on the cover. Please sign this petition and fill out this complaint form (Note: You don’t have to input your address, you can leave that blank if you want.) This email goes straight to the FTC, which has the power to get Cosmo off the shelves and in a bag where it belongs!
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well (2 Thessalonians 1:6).
Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is (Ephesians 5: 15-17).
[Images: Cosmopolitan Magazine]