Cosmopolitan Is Aggressively Marketing Explicit Porn Tips to Minors, Put Cosmo In a Non-Transparent Wrapper and Sold to Adults Only!
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Mike Jackson
CEO, Albertsons
Craig Herkert
Chairman, President, and CEO, Proctor & Gamble
Robert McDonald
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Hearst Magazines
John P. Loughlin
Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan Magazine
Kate White
Chairman of the FTC
Jon Leibowitz
Vice Chairman, Mediacom (media buyer for the biggest brands!)
Harvey Goldhersz
CEO, Walmart
Mike Duke
President and CEO, Rite Aid
John Standley
CEO and Chairman, Kroger
David Dillon
Chairman, President and CEO, Target
Gregg Steinhafel
President and CEO, Safeway, Inc.
Steve Burd
Secretary of the FTC
Donald S. Clark
U.S. Senate

Cosmopolitan Is Aggressively Marketing Explicit Porn Tips to Minors, Put Cosmo In a Non-Transparent Wrapper and Sold to Adults Only!

    1. Nicole  Weider
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      Nicole Weider

      Woodland Hills, CA

If Cosmo is for adults, and not minors; then it should be sold ONLY to adults. I understand they have a right to free speech and to print what they want, however it is a crime to market graphic sex tips to underage kids.

Because it's the #1 best-selling women's magazine, it's easily available to young boys and girls at any age. Through my website, www.projectinspired.com, I have received hundreds of supportive comments and emails from girls as young as 11. They write me letters detailing how they've tried the sexual tips written about in Cosmo, only to get their hearts broken, or worse — getting pregnant or catching an STD.

In the June, 2012 issue alone, here are some of the topics discussed: Orgasm, thrusting, G-Spot, penis, grinds, clitoris, lube, f-ing, animal-style, missionary, rubbing, butt, pelvis, doggie-style, enter me, push deep inside me, stimulation, rub my clit, friction, gyrate, bullet vibrator, turns me on, vagina, finish, foreplay, shallow thrusting, squeeze my PC muscles, nipples, climax, on top, legs wrapped around his waist, lick the sides of my fabric, tongue, swirling his tounge, orgasmic bliss, licks my clitoris, keep his finger in and twirl it around, strokes, tip of his member, hooking up, i put my feet up so their on his shoulders, grind my lower body.

This publication has steadily declined into a full-on pornographic "how to" guide for teens and vulnerable young girls. Every issue dares girls and encourages them to try new sex moves (including anal sex), engage in threesomes, experient with lesbianism, have public sex, watch porn, (with specific URLS listed- October 2011 issue.) and using sex toys such as dildos, shower heads, and vibrating tongue rings to "please your man and stimulate your clitoris."This readily available magazine has become one of the media’s worst influences on girls.

Join me in my fight to get Cosmopolitan sold in a nontransparent plastic bag where it's made available to adults 18 and older and our youth won't be subjected to this vulgar material. Let me reiterate my goal: That no one under the age of 18 sees the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine on newsstands or at their grocery stores, and that no one under 18 can legally buy Cosmopolitan magazine.

I have contacted the Chairman of the FTC, John Leibowitz and received a letter from his office stating they will look into the issue and start an investigation ONLY when they feel it's a 'threat' to society. This means they need more COMPLAINTS — that is, signers of this petition.

I mailed a letter to the Senator of California alerting her of the obscene sexual material in this magazine.

Now, we're going to hit them in the pocketbook. Maybe she'll pay attention to us if her advertisers recognize that it's not very cool to have your ad next to an article urging women to engage in threesomes and anal sex.

Please join me in my fight to get Cosmopolitan put in a nontransparent plastic bag and sold ONLY to those who are 18 and over by signing this petition. Together we can contact the magazine's biggest advertisers and the FTC chairman.

More voices mean faster action to protect our young girls from this obscene magazine!

Sincerely, 

Nicole Weider of Project Inspired

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    1. Cosmo is Still SOLD to MINORS: What Can You Do NOW?!?!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      One of our petition signers got so excited about this cause that she has gotten several local articles written about the dangers of Cosmo, and has collected 500 signatures locally asking area stores to only sell Cosmo to adults. She's even gotten the magazine pulled from store shelves in her Minnesota town!!

      How can you continue to support our cause to end the sale of Cosmo to minors?

      – Write letters to your local retailers, asking them to respond to the magazine's content.
      – Write letters to advertisers, and make a commitment to not buy their products (and let the advertisers know it)
      – Tell your church leaders about the petition
      – Support stores that cover up the magazine covers, and thank store managers!

      Together we can protect children from the oversexualized, harmful content of Cosmo magazine! Visit my site to find out more.

    2. Reached 30,000 signatures
    3. Bonnie Fuller Ex Editor of Cosmo Says Millions of Underage Girls Read It!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      Her article on Huffington Post yesterday (Jan. 6th) criticizes and makes fun of people who claim Dakota Fanning is underage and therefore shouldn't be on the cover, says "Can the prudes who are in a tizzy over the almost 18-year old Dakota appearing on the Feb. cover please get their knickers out of a knot?... I can assure you that millions of 17-year olds read it WITHOUT INCIDENT." Really Bonnie? Interesting. You are admitting Cosmo is read by underage girls every issue, and claiming they are not damaged by it. THIS is the type of dangerous attitude we are protecting underage girls against!

      Her tweet to Kate White: "@Kate White: I've got your back on the Dakota Fanning controversy."

      OOPS! Not really- You just gave us ammunition by openly admitting underage girls read it and are unharmed! Sorry Kate.

    4. Reached 17,500 signatures
    5. February 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan Places Underage Girl on Cover

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      Never before in the history of Cosmo have they chosen an underage model to be on the cover.

      This coincides with Editor in Chief Kate White's new "fresh redesign" that specifically targets underage kids.

      The cover tells girls sex tricks "too naughty to say here but you HAVE to try" and "25 Girlie Things to Start Doing Again." Girlie?? Who wants to be girlie except YOUNG GIRLS UNDER 18?!?!?

      Please, support our mission. Send this petition to your friends. Read the article here. Let's protect young girls.

    6. 8 weeks later Cosmo responds to me and the FTC!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      This is a big step!The FTC has forced Cosmo’s public relations office to write a letter stating Cosmo’s business practice!! They wrote us a blow-off letter, so we need to show them we are NOT stopping! Read the letter here:

      http://www.projectinspired.com/wp-content/uploads/Hearst-Letter-back-to-me-and-Donald-Clark1.jpg

      PLEASE, PLEASE get everyone you know to sign this petition. You can also file a complaint directly with the FTC here:

      https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en

    7. Reached 10,000 signatures
    8. The latest issue of Cosmo is now marketing to YOUNG GIRLS!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      Watch this video and prepare to be shocked. Cosmo has hit a new low with its redesign and content.

    9. Reached 8,000 signatures
    10. Three weeks and Kate White hasn't responded!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      So, Donald Clark requested a response from Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Kate White. He asked her to cc me. Well, girls, I'm hearing crickets from her direction. She has sent NOTHING! Do you know why? Because she has nothing to say in her own defense. What do you think? Click into my Project Anti-Cosmo section and comment!!!

    11. Reached 2,000 signatures
    12. HUGE BREAKTHROUGH! The FTC Has Finally RESPONDED!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      I have, through my website Project Inspired, received more than 200 heartfelt and sad stories from girls who had been wrongly influenced by Cosmo magazine. That's why I originally started this petition.

      The first letter I got back from the FTC was a polite blow-off letter from the consumer response center that said "they don't respond to individual complaints."

      When I got that letter, I became more passionate then ever. Because it is NOT an individual complaint!! This vulgar, disgusting, harmful magazine is hurting thousands of young girls across the country who read the graphic sex tips each month and unfortunately act on them!

      The NEW letter I just got back yesterday was from the Secretary of the Commission himself Donald S. Clark; stating that that they are acknowledging the petition. They forwarded a copy of the letter to the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmo, Kate White and requested a response!

      Thank you to everyone who has signed this petition so far. We WILL protect young girls!!!

    13. Reached 1,500 signatures
    14. I'm going to figure out how to get Oprah's contact information too!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      She is all for the well-being of girls and women, and even though she has a magazine with Hearst, I have a feeling she will help with this!

    15. Reached 1,000 signatures
    16. Hey Everyone! Let's contact Michelle Obama too!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      Because she has two young daughters, and she'll want to protect her young girls from seeing the porn tips mentioned in the magazine each month!

    17. Reached 750 signatures
    18. The response has been amazing!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      716 signatures to the change.org petition!
      Almost 600 comments have been left on projectinspired.com and at change.org about my campaign!
      The Anti-Cosmo petition has gotten over 700 likes so far on Facebook!
      Please sign if you haven't already!

    19. Next week I'm mailing out another big round of your Anti-Cosmo letters!

      Nicole  Weider
      Petition Organizer

      Please write your Anti-Cosmo letter on why you believe it should be sold in a plastic bag, and address it to Mr. Leibowitz (Chairman of the FTC) and mail it to me at theAntiCosmoMission@gmail.com. Your letter WILL make an impact!

    20. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Kirsten Buyer EDMONTON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I can't believe these topics are discussed in Cosmo and are available to anyone under the age of 18. Please consider making this magazine illegal to sell to those under legal age.

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    • Samir Bhiri ARIANA, TUNISIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Pornography is invading our society, and doing nothing is not an option!

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    • Sara Dehelean SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      protect family

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    • Keely Lyons SIMPSONVILLE, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      I want to make a difference... This stuff REALLY bothers me!

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    • Marianne Williams SCHWENKSVILLE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      As a mom of little girls, I'm tired of having to steer them away at the checkout counter while shopping. These magazines are not anything they need to see!

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