Joanna Coles Exits Hearst Magazines

Her departure as chief content officer follows the recent promotion of Troy Young to president of the magazine group. The shake-up continues at Hearst Magazines—publisher of such titles as Cosmopolitan, Elle and Esquire—as the division’s high-profile chief content officer, Joanna Coles, has resigned. Click here to read more. 

Kentucky Senate Passes Resolution Declaring Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Kentucky joins nine other states to boldly condemn pornography. Sponsored by Senator David Givens, Senate Resolution 170 passed by voice vote declared pornography to be a public health crisis, encouraging education on the dangers of pornography and requesting increased enforcement. States all over the country in the last two years have passed resolutions calling on education, prevention, and policy change to happen. Click here to read more.

Walmart To Remove Cosmopolitan Magazine From Checkout Lines

Fans of Cosmopolitan will now have a harder time finding the magazine at Walmart.

The retail giant will be pulling the magazine from checkout lines at 5,000 stores across the U.S., the National Center on Sexual Exploitation announced in a news release Tuesday. The organization cited the sexually explicit material — some deemed "pornographic" — published in the magazine amid the #MeToo culture as a reason for the removal. Click here for the story!

Walmart Bans Cosmopolitan Magazine Because It's Too Sexy And ‘Offensive’

If you're someone who flips through copies of Cosmopolitan magazine while waiting in line at Walmart, you're going to need to find some new reading material.

On Tuesday, a press release from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation announced that the big-box retailer would no longer stock Cosmo in its stores. This shift, which would impact 5,000 Walmart stores nationwide, stems from what the NCOSE called the magazine's promotion of sexual exploitation.

The decision, according to the organization, will ensure that families and other individuals will no longer be subjected to what it calls "hypersexualized and degrading" content in the magazine.

"Cosmo sends the same messages about female sexuality as Playboy,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. "It places women’s value primarily on their ability to sexually satisfy a man and therefore plays into the same culture where men view and treat women as inanimate sex objects...Customers should not be forced to be exposed to this content when they are trying to check-out at the store."  Click here for the story!

Victory in Shelby County, Tennessee!

After a recent meeting with Tennessee Attorney General Amy Weirich to discuss how Cosmopolitan Magazine hurts kids, General Weirich decided to issued the following letter to merchants informing them of the Harmful to Minors law.

Breitbart: Why Cosmopolitan, Youth, and Sexual Health Don’t Mix

Children and adolescents exposed to media with sexual content engage in sexual activity at younger ages and with greater numbers of partners, thereby placing themselves at great risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and suffering significant harm.