Cosmo: Pedicure Accompaniment, or Revolutionary Text?

“During a PowerPoint presentation about reader polls, one slide asked the audience to guess which of the following things young women wanted most: a) beauty; b) an amazing career; c) fame; or d) lots of money. There was a slight pause as audience members made their own guesses. Then the answer: Fame. A faint murmur of confusion. Fame? Really? I conducted a copycat poll among my own friends: 15 picked an amazing career, 6 picked money, 3 picked beauty and only 1 picked fame.”
 — The international juggernaut that is Cosmo

— 64 international editions! — is either transforming the world’s women into empowered, business-minded feminists or skanks who use “backdoor booty” before marriage. (Wait could be both!)