Posts Tagged ‘boy bands’


Cosmopolitan Courting Pre-teens through Boy Band

9 November 2012

Cosmopolitan magazine, long established as the publication for hip but insecure modern women, is being more aggressive about pursuing an untapped demographic: pre-teen girls.  For the very issue dedicated to achieving a sixty-minute orgasm, Cosmo features One Direction, the boy band of the moment.  That’s one way to use candy.  Somehow the magazine felt it warranted to usher 12 year-old girls from the theme of pop star crushes to the theme of performing advanced sex positions with a bored playboy of a boyfriend.  Profligate journalistic executives have no business reaching out to middle schoolers.

Others are wowed by the novely of an all-male appearance on the cover of a women’s magazine.  I cry foul.