Earlier today we imagined TLC’s Sister Wives flipped around to the male equivalent, “Brother Husbands” with uproarious results*. Now let’s examine the November issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine with the cover teaser “Sh*t My Guy Says – Where’s a muzzle when you need one?”
Really, Cosmo? A muzzle? This kind of cavalier dehumanization of men is invisible until someone points it out. Of course we all know how I was led to this perspective, but damn if some of those guys don’t have a point. Please, publishers, treat people like people.
Can you imagine this headline about a woman? Just try to muzzle me, bitch! I’m a newly confirmed feminist but that means I’m equally against non-muzzling for both genders.
*uproarious = exactly one commenter forced out a lolz and only because she’s in my play group.
UPDATE: Jezebel is now covering this story.
UPDATE II: And I can solve their mystery as to who is making a stink at the grocery stores selling Cosmo. Someone taking action about this is a Mississippi State University student named Ben and I’ll let him tell it in his own words. (Stick around for his amazing guitar action at the end!)