She Sold Lies Writing for Cosmo – Now She Shares the Truth About Two famed Movements
You may not have known that the sexual revolution and the women’s movement were once two very separate, distinct movements. The way they are portrayed today it is easy to conclude that they have always been one big movement. But a new book by a former Cosmo writer is telling the truth about how the sexual revolution hi-jacked the women’s movement.
Sue Ellen Browder spent more than 20 years writing for Cosmo magazine. In her own words “she sold the Cosmo lifestyle even though I was not living it…I had a beautiful marriage. I was home baking chocolate chip cookies … and raising children and selling this abhorrent lifestyle to young women.”
Browder is now sharing her story and the truth behind how the sexual revolution co-opted the women’s movement for its own immoral gain. Her new book “Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement” is a candid look into the history of two of the most influential movements in American history.
The description of Browder’s book at Amazon says:
“In Subverted, Sue Ellen Browder documents for the first time how it all happened, in her own life and in the life of an entire country. Trained at the University of Missouri School of Journalism to be an investigative journalist, Browder unwittingly betrayed her true calling and became a propagandist for sexual liberation. As a long-time freelance writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, she wrote pieces meant to soft-sell unmarried sex, contraception, and abortion as the single woman’s path to personal fulfillment. She did not realize until much later that propagandists higher and cleverer than herself were influencing her thinking and her personal choices as they subverted the women’s movement.”
The book has been praised by the likes of Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Kristan Hawkins, and Fr. Frank Pavone.
Browder, once proud of her work for Cosmo, is now sharing her story in part due to her conversion to Catholicism. She says, “After I became a Catholic I began to look at all the things I had done and I thought, ‘This has wrecked the culture. You were participating in this horrible culture of death.’”
For me, one of the key truths to what Browder has shared is the reality that feminism as it is known today is nothing of what it began as many years ago. The idea that to be a true feminist you must be pro-abortion is evidence that the women’s movement was overtaken by the sexual revolution. I’m glad someone with as much first-hand experience as Browder is sharing that truth. More women are learning that you can indeed be pro-woman and pro-life. And, in fact, that being pro-life often means you are more pro-woman than others. (Consider those who advocate for sex-selective abortions.)
Bowder’s work will not be well liked or accepted; then again the truth seldom is. But it’s important to understand how we got to this particular place in our culture if we hope to change it. I sincerely hope Browder’s book and testimony have such an effect.