Helen Gurley Brown and the Legacy of 'Cosmopolitan'

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown and the Legacy of 'Cosmopolitan'

Helen Gurley Brown has died in New York. For 32 years, Brown edited Cosmopolitan magazine, which told young women they could -- and should -- have sex outside marriage. She wrote about women "having it all."

Every issue had one or more sex articles and the ads were often related to that subject. So how have women benefited from Brown's philosophy?

Rampant STDs, unwanted pregnancies, 55 million abortions, broken relationships and broken spirits, rebellion against God's plan for humankind -- which is opposite-sex marriage -- and so much more.

Can anyone make a serious and credible argument that women who practiced Helen Gurley Brown's philosophy are better off? Younger women seem to be rejecting her philosophy and it's to their credit that they are. Women who complain about men unable to make commitments have Helen Gurley Brown -- and her male counterpart, Hugh Hefner -- to thank, or better to say blame, for this.

In New York, I'm Cal Thomas.

Publication date: August 15, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown and the Legacy of 'Cosmopolitan'