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Cosmo editor on getting the porn treatment: Female orgasms still my priority

Joanna Coles has epic response to Victoria Hearst's Cosmo Harms Minors fight.

Victoria Hearst, (R), is slamming Cosmo as porn; and magazine editor Joanna Coles Reuters; Getty (Inset)

The granddaughter ofWilliam Randolph Hearst recently scored a big coup in her campaign to get Cosmopolitan, her family publishing empire's top selling magazine, treated as porn.

Rite Aid and Food Lion are now putting pocket shields on the mags -- the way many stores cover up Playboy and other explicit publications -- in response to Christian activist Victoria Hearst's Cosmo Harms Minors campaign.

Hearst, who has no say in the family business, has been beating the drum against Cosmo in conservative media for months, saying the mag's frank talk about sex, fellation, female orgasms and pornography make it porn.

Cosmo editor Joanna Coles finally responded -- and let's just say she is poking the bear.

"I have no time for a debate,” said Coles. “I am too busy putting out a magazine and encouraging American women to have more and better orgasms.”

She called the campaign by Hearst, the founder of Praise Him Ministries,“sexist” and a “double standard,” noting that many men’s mags, like GQ, also run frank stories on sex, reports the Post.

Rite Aid has nearly 4,600 stores in31 states, and Food Lion has about 1,100 in 10 states.


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Posted by Joanna Coles on Friday, May 29, 2015

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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