Walmart hiding Cosmo? Aren’t there better targets? | Rebecca Nicholson

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s annual ‘dirty dozen’ list misses some obvious targetsCosmopolitan has been removed from the checkouts at Walmart in the US, which the chain has attributed to a business decision, although it accepts that “concerns raised were heard”. The conservative anti-pornography group, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, has claimed this as a victory, following a long campaign against the magazine. According to the group’s executive director, Dawn Hawkins, Cosmo “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”.The NCOSE, formerly known as Morality in Media, produces an annual “Dirty Dozen” list “to name and shame the mainstream players in America that perpetuate sexual exploitation”. Oddly, this year, it found no room for the current president of the United States. Instead, it’s a roll call of what you might call “the internet”. It calls out Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube, in addition to Amazon and iBooks. As history has taught us, the censorship of literature, burning books, that sort of thing, is usually a surefire sign that there’s nothing at all to panic about in any political climate. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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