As someone who was well on her way to becoming a bold-faced name in Hollywood, a former fashion model named Nicole Weider (nicoleweider.com) knows how tempting it can be for young girls to “sell out” and feel like the only way to get ahead in life or with – attractive suitors – is to portray themselves in the overly sexualized way purported in magazines like Cosmopolitan.
And with her bold Anti-Cosmo Campaign, she’s taking the magazine to task with a petition demanding that the racy magazine be sold in a non-transparent wrapper to adults only. With underage stars like Dakota Fanning and Selena Gomez recently featured on the cover next to a slew of graphic sex tips, Weider couldn’t help but want to speak out.
“I have girls writing me letters how Cosmo has negatively affected them,” Weider told The Christian Post. She also says she has received more than 200 letters from girls about pressure they feel from the magazine to have sex at a young age.
Saying that one of the biggest problems young girls face today is the pressure to “be sexual and sexy,” Weider believes Cosmo is encouraging girls to prostitute themselves, and hopes to be a voice for change.
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