We need it because, as older women, we tend to get written off (and often literally cast aside by men) in a society where youth is prized above all. It was finally Glamour (latest ABC: 537,474) that broke the mould. Sadly, feminism remains a nasty word – still suggesting aggression, man-hating, bra-burning and hairy women. By Linda Kelsey", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Linda_Kelsey_(journalist)&oldid=935361315, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 January 2020, at 03:42.

In 1975 she became a features editor on Cosmopolitan until 1978. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies "The things that have stayed constant in the magazine are the things that have actually enabled its success to endure," says Kelsey.

", It would be impossible in today's climate for Cosmo to have the social significance it once did. If it sold itself as a fashion and beauty magazine – well, plenty of others do that. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? For most of its three decades, Cosmopolitan has been the towering market-leader. try again, the name must be unique, Please

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"When Marie Claire first came out, it had a kind of badge of style, and panache about it, and I don't think that Cosmo has that, but the women who buy it clearly don't care. It's hard to remember an era in which feminism had barely dawned, and copulation – especially of the unmarried variety – was a taboo subject.

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Linda Kelsey.

Cosmo, of course, was the Sex and the City of its day, and its founder, Helen Gurley Brown, the Carrie Bradshaw.

To celebrate the fact, the former Cosmo editor Linda Kelsey has written Was It Good for You, Too?, a review of the magazine's past three decades that encapsulates the cultural history of the period and recalls the magazine's greatest hits.

Life path number 7 You bet it is. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. View Linda Kelsay's business profile as Publisher at Chronicle-Tribune.

Linda Kelsey, Editor She Magazine. Power exhibitionKathy Lette on feminism and her new bookMore GH Women and celebrity interviews, Foundations and concealers for flawless skin, The best long sleeve dresses to buy right now. I am a feminist and I like men… Well, some more than others. [2] She became Editor of She in 1989.

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But, as Kelsey says, "It's a different magazine. There was no Elle, Marie Claire, New Woman, Red, Eve, InStyle or Glamour, and the celebrity magazine had yet to arrive. is published on Thursday by Robson Books at £16.95, No hype, just the advice and analysis you need, Register with your social account or click here to log in.

And that principle is feminism.

'active' : ''"> I’d love to hear your thoughts – tweet @GHmagazine, Like this? It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss Yet Cosmo burst through the barriers with features on "sleep-around" girls and what makes men fantastic lovers. She attended a co-educational grammar school in north London. Please

", Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. 'active' : ''"> This photograph originates from a press photo archive. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post [5], "Books: review – The Twenty Year Itch. I decided to start by asking the audience, ranging in age from around 35 to 70-plus, for a show of hands of who regarded themselves as feminists. Sales shot up by 40 per cent. or your mothers rockstar?. 'active' : ''">

THIS is what a feminist looks like, not Ed Miliband or Nick Clegg who just look silly and patronising in their feminist T-shirts.’.

It may seem like a bright, brash dinosaur read by God-knows-who, but the July-December 2002 figure is 463,058.

In the 1990s, editor Marcelle d'Argy Smith came in and "declared that sex was back".

"Both in my life and my work.

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