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!