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So, I have a terrible confession to make. About three weeks into my menstrual cycle I suddenly have this urge to buy a woman's magazine. A symptom of PMS making me hate myself. Not just any woman's magazine....

COSMOFUCKINGPOLITAN.

I swear it's the mind of a stupid straight girl laid bare for all to see.

The worst offender this month: Why do women cheat?

Ooohh... The shocking expose on women who cheat on their mates. Even though of course men are the worst offenders (according to cosmo anyway) this article actually said, "Infidelity among women is on the rise. In this day and age women are just as likely to cheat on men. TV shows like Sex & the City are promoting the idea of sex for pleasure and women are buying into it."

Oh my god? SEX FOR PLEASURE? How dare women buy into such a terrible idea?

Sex is dirty and evil.... You should save it for the one you love.

Imagine. Before TV shows like Sex and the City, many women had no idea sex could be pleasurable!!!! Imagine!!!! Now they're cheating on their partners!!! Holy Fuck!!!

It also says, "If you find yourself having the desire to cheat, you should completely avoid being alone with your object of desire and take a step back to reassess your relationship with your partner." It continues to say that if you cheat the absolutely dumbest thing you can do is confess because "women are more likely to forgive cheating than men. Men will more likely disconnect from the relationship."

This implies that women are weak, first of all because they can't be alone with their temptation and second, that they get these naughty notions that sex can be pleasurable from tv shows. (obviously they couldn't figure out that sex was pleasurable before.) Men are weak, because they can't handle the information that their lily white girlfriend just cheated on them so a girl would be dumb to risk losing the most important thing to them (their man).

Okay, cheating's a tough subject. What is cheating anyway? I got into an argument with someone I found through a LJ random search who decided that his girlfriend merely wanting to have sex with someone else was cheating. My opinion was that was ridiculous and that also kills some degree of communication since his girlfriend then has to hide desire from him.

Maybe my workout partner and I are weird. I talk to him about just about every sexual notion that flits into my head and what I'd like to do about it. I also talk about just about every sexual thing I've ever done. This doesn't generally cause any sort of argument. A debate and some negotiating maybe. But it's not worth ending anything over. In my opinion, it never is.

Sexual desire is too unpredictable and unexplainable to put strict, unchanging, ideas on. If sex is not the basis for your relationship, it shouldn't end it either.

If my partner wished to have sex with someone else, I'd like a little warning, a reassurance, a "You know, I think it'd be fun to do that one...."

A sexual affair, done openly is to me far less damaging than an "emotional affair" done on the sly. Having sex is one thing, hiding things from me and leaving me is another thing. Moving someone else in is also not cool. Putting someone else first besides me also goes strictly against my relationship code. I'm the alpha female, my partner is the alpha male and nobody better forget it.

Cosmopolitan can lick my twat.

Of course, they don't do that sort of thing. They wrote another "shocker" in another issue about women making out with their female friends in bars!!! Another OH MY GOD. I won't go off on that one just now.

Date: 2002-10-13 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lawst.livejournal.com
Hence why I don't actually *read* Cosmo...although I'll occassionally pick one up to see what's up in haute coture.

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Date: 2002-10-15 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockettqween.livejournal.com
You're a smart, smart woman. Reading Cosmopolitan leads to brain rot and live journal rants.

Date: 2002-10-13 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allah-sulu.livejournal.com
Every now and then I just look at the cover of Cosmo and laugh when I'm in the check out line (you know, to buy munchies after a vodka binge). Funniest cover headline I ever saw was "How could my husband of 30 years leave me for that teenaged sex kitten?" Well, duh!! I'll bet I can answer than in one...

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Date: 2002-10-15 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockettqween.livejournal.com
Lessee.... teenaged sex kitten or nagging cosmo-reading wife who quite possibly has let herself go in the last thirty years. Hmmmmm......

Date: 2002-10-15 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] allah-sulu.livejournal.com
You gotta love those questions that answer themselves.

Ha...ha

Date: 2002-10-13 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeanlikover.livejournal.com
Hey, they're just trying to sell magazines! I like to read Cosmo occasionally! They are good comedy entertainment!

Re: Ha...ha

Date: 2002-10-15 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockettqween.livejournal.com
Yeah. They usually don't bug me that much. This month (November) was just a particularly offensive issue. Maybe I'm just a little sensitive right now.

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