Magazine / Cosmopolitan

"Fun Fearless Female"

An international magazine for women, focusing on sex, relationships, health, careers, self-improvement, women's issues, celebrities, fashion and beauty. It was first published in 1886 in the United States as a family magazine, until Helen Gurley Brown become its chief editor, remodeling it into what it is today.

The blogs are generally anonymous and rather individualistic, focusing on first-hand experience with all of the topics listed above, so Cosmo has a bit of notoriety around the web, due to inaccurate speculations of the male psyche and the dreaded Double Standard of the bloggers at times. That's not to say that all of the blogs are like that. Some (like the one with S and D) can be rather enjoyable to read, due to the writers' witty humor and the avoidance of any Double Standard.

At the same time, don't take it too seriously.

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Tropes present in the current magazine

  • Early Installment Weirdness: The magazine's origin in a previous century addressing the social preoccupations of that century's women.
  • One-Word Title: "Cosmopolitian" is just one word and is its title.
  • Spear Counterpart: Like Cosmopolitan is aimed at women, there are magazines that can be considered its "mirror image" aimed at men, like Loaded.