Peggy Olson, Booze, and Makeup: Cosmopolitan’s Working Lady Advice



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All over the world, Cosmopolitan is presented as the quintessential women’s magazine; a handbook for women who shop, lust and earn. For some, the magazine represents everything wrong with the modern woman (e.g. being child free/sexually active/career concerned) and it was banned in Singapore for 28 years. For others, it’s an authority on modern womanhood and (hetero)sexual bedroom tips. Given that most of Cosmo’s readers have a degree and a job, it’s interesting to see what sort of career advice is given to their audience of 20 million women.
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