Cosmo mag gets into gun control: 78 canned ways to diss your firearm-owning boyfriend
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
Cosmo has decided to partner with former New York “Nanny City” mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, whose chief mission is to demonize gun owners and gun ownership. So the March issue of the mag, instead of a list of “78 Ways to Turn Him On” will feature a list of 78 or so canned responses to statements from your man such as “She wouldn’t have been shot if she’d had a gun.” You’re supposed to answer: “Homes with guns have more violence”–and if that doesn’t put him in his place: “It’s cruel to second-guess a victim.”
The Cosmo crusade against “gunsplainers” seems to be a response to an uptick in the number of women who own guns: 23 percent in 2011 as contrast to 13 percent in 2005, according to this Blaze report in 2013.So Cosmo wants to make sure that its readers pin the gun blame back squarely on men where it belongs.