(Articles for this one are What Kind of Drunk Are You According to Science, If You Like Gin You Might Be A Psychopath and 5 Sex Positions For Enhanced Clit Stimulation. Links are in the article.)
(This week’s AAtC is a bit early, due to the fact I’m going to be sequestering myself at the university from tomorrow on (CURSE YOU ALEXANDER POPE) when I’m not being sociable or cleaning MY ENTIRE FLAT.
So, doesn’t leave a lot of wriggle room for an AAtC, so I’m getting it done a day ahead, right before I track done the files I’ll be printing out and annotating tomorrow.
First, I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that cosmopolitan.com has done a redesign! It looks like somebody vomited pastel everywhere. Look, I get that Cosmo has always done the ‘pink = girly’ thing (and they at times seem uncomfortably aware that their real demographic are teenage girls) but for a supposed ‘women’s magazine’ it’s a little demeaning.
Secondly, articles for this entry are You’ll Never Want To Eat Candy Again After Watching This Video, Wine is Good for Your Brain, According to Science, and, because I can only rage so long, 5 Dorm Room Sex Positions Every College Student Needs In Her Life because let’s be real, the only reason any of us ever read Cosmo was for the doofy sex articles.)
(Article for today is just the one: Science Finally Has An Answer For Why Dudes Prefer Certain Body Shapes.)
(Articles for this weeks AAtC are 10 Things Single People Think About Their Friend’s Kids and Yes, There Was A Naked Baby Bump On The VMAs Red Carpet.
ETA: While I usually try to use trans-inclusive language as much as possible, I open with a discussion on the target demographic for one of the above articles, and in the original typing of this post refrained from specifying that the target demographic of Cosmo is cis-women. I’ve corrected the post, and I apologize if anybody was offended.)
(I’m gonna try and make AAtC a weekly thing, so I’m getting it done now because I won’t have access to my computer for, like, two/three days this week, so best get it done now.
Most of Cosmo’s coverage this week has been on the Olympics, like every other news outlet, and that has been nothing interesting, so we’ll focus on the two doofiest articles I could find.)
People who are friends with me on fbook will have noticed I’ve been snarking Cosmo’s snapchat feed for the past, I dunno, three months? They’ll also notice I recently stopped for a bit, because my phone decided that displaying snapchat articles was for weaklings and phones that actually worked.
So here’s my latest section of my journal “All Around the Cosmos”, where once a week I pick an article (or series of articles) from Cosmo and dissect them.
This week’s article: How I Found Out I Was A Sexual Unicorn (CW: NSFW, SEX, COSMO, DISCUSSION OF IDIOCY)
Note: I am explicitly and solely using American Cosmo, because New Zealand Cosmo is actually halfway fucking decent.