Walmart Bows to Pressure From Activist Group, Pulls Cosmopolitan Magazine From Checkouts

Walmart Inc. is pulling Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout counters, bowing to pressure from an activist group that sees the publication’s racy covers as “sexploitation.”

The world’s largest retailer will now sell the Hearst Corp. publication just in its magazine aisle, spokesman Randy Hargrove said on Tuesday. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation — a group with roots in fighting pornography — said it had been working “behind the scenes” with the retailer for months on the decision, which makes Walmart’s checkout aisles “family friendly.”

“While this was primarily a business decision, the concerns raised were heard,” Hargrove said in an email.

Walmart’s move comes amid rising sensitivity to sexism and gender discrimination. Internally, the firm has made gender diversity a bigger priority over the past decade, yet is still facing lawsuits from women who say they were denied opportunities for promotion.

“Cosmo sends the same messages about female sexuality as Playboy,” said Dawn Hawkins, the Washington-based group’s executive director. She portrayed the campaign as a part of the #MeToo movement, which has focused on sexual harassment and discrimination, especially in the workplace.

Cosmopolitan’s removal from the checkouts represents “an incremental but significant step toward creating a culture where women and girls are valued as whole persons, rather than as sexual objects,” Hawkins said.

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6 Replies to “Walmart Bows to Pressure From Activist Group, Pulls Cosmopolitan Magazine From Checkouts

  1. “an incremental but significant step toward creating a culture where women and girls are valued as whole persons, rather than as sexual objects,” Hawkins said. Hey Hawkins, Men are sexual objects too, we’re all sexual objects, it’s a societal norm and what makes the species carry on and the world go round. What a stupid humourless position to take – Hawkins!!!

  2. Dear Men – if your girlfriend reads Cosmopolitan, dump her. Few man have read that magazine, it basically, it’s filled with articles of how to be a complete scumbag user. Go ahead and read an issue.

    If your wife reads it… Well, good luck.

  3. if sodom doesnt vomit the enablers of hoBama and mekal buggering in the whitehouse, then sodom will become sulphur.

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