Media Prostitution and other words of wisdom from Atoosa RubensteinJune 26, 2007
Honesty hurts. Double standards hurt too. Lung cancer and heart disease are the two leading killers of women, yet you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of articles on the subject in women’s magazines. Breast cancer, on the other hand, is covered almost weekly and monthly in the same magazines. Double standards reason: there is no cash cow behind breast cancer and heart disease. The other one has big tobacco advertising behind it. And you would to convince me that there is a separation between church and state? Well, the reason for this introduction is the great commentary that my friend and former editor-in-chief of both Cosmo Girl and Seventeen Atoosa Rubenstein wrote this week on Forbes.com. “Prostitution Is Legal,” is the title of the piece that Ms. Rubenstein wrote. It is a great insider’s view of the reality of what goes on in the media world on a daily basis. Hypocrisy is king and queen. Thank you Atoosa for sharing your views. Read the entire “Prostitution Is Legal” here.