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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Helen Gurley Brown

When Helen Gurley Brown’s Sex and the Single Girl hit the bookstores in 1962, the shockwaves could be felt around the world. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, Brown took over Cosmopolitan magazine and made it a monthly primer to turn in-your-face women into “Cosmo Girls.” Convinced that women could have love, sex, money, and independence, Brown was one of the mid-wives that birthed what became known as “the sexual revolution.” Of course, she was only inviting women to do what many in-your-face women had been doing all along.

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