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Former Cosmopolitan magazine writer says she fabricated stories, approved by her editors, to promote a distorted feminism

Sue Ellen Browder

Sue Ellen Browder

In her new book, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement, Sue Ellen Browder admits that as a journalist for Cosmopolitan magazine — her dream job — she fabricated numerous stories, with the approval of her editors, to sell the casual-sex lifestyle to the magazine’s millions of female readers.

Note: The fashionably-thin skeletal Helen Gurley Brown, who was a favorite on late-night talk shows like Johnny Carson’s Tonightwas the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years, from 1965 to 1997. She finally died in 2012, at age 90. Wikipedia says: “Brown was an outspoken advocate of women’s sexual freedom and sought to provide them with role models in her magazine…. As a result of her advocacy, glamorous, fashion-focused women were sometimes called ‘Cosmo Girls’. Her work played a part in what is often called the sexual revolution.”

Browder was also a dedicated follower of Planned Parenthood founder and anti-black racist-eugenicist Margaret Sanger.

Her book, Subverted, is her personal story of how she helped the sexual revolution hijack the women’s movement — and its effects on her life and the future of America. Contraception and abortion were not originally part of the 1960s women’s movement. The latter had fought for equal opportunity for women in education and the workplace. Browder admits she was guilty of promoting a distorted feminism, and exposes how women were turned into commodities in the unholy alliance between the women’s movement and the sexual revolution.

In Subverted, Sue Ellen Browder documents for the first time how it all happened, in her own life and in the life of an entire country. Trained at the University of Missouri School of Journalism to be an investigative journalist, Browder unwittingly betrayed her true calling and became a propagandist for sexual liberation. As a long-time freelance writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, she wrote pieces meant to soft-sell unmarried sex, contraception, and abortion as the single woman’s path to personal fulfillment. She did not realize until much later that propagandists higher and cleverer than herself were influencing her thinking and her personal choices as they subverted the women’s movement.

The thirst for truth, integrity, and justice for women that led Browder into journalism in the first place eventually led her to find forgiveness and freedom in the place she least expected to find them, the Catholic Church.

Sources: Cal Catholic; Ignatius Press.


S-M horror dungeon discovered in Kentucky

How would you like it if I hit you over the head with a hammer?

No? You wouldn’t like it at all?

That’s because it is our universal and instinctual human nature to prefer pleasure over pain and to seek pleasure but avoid pain, just as it is the universal and instinctual nature of all living things to prefer life over death.

Unlike other creatures, however, human beings can become alienated or perverted from our nature so that pain is preferred over pleasure or, in some cases, deriving a strange sort of pleasure from pain. Sadomasochism is an example of that perversion: the giving and/or receiving of pleasure—often sexual—from acts involving the infliction or reception of pain or humiliation.

The so-called sexual revolution in America began in the 1960s and never stopped. With sexual “liberation” came libertinism — the falling away or absence of all moral restraints, which are seen as unnecessary, undesirable, and downright stodgy. But with libertinism also came boredom: ordinary standard sexual practices become less and less titillating. That’s called being jaded. And so, the never-satiated ravenous appetite searches for ever more exciting and more dangerous thrills.

It is in that context that the wild popularity — especially among middle-class women — of the 2011 book Fifty Shades of Grey is significant. The book is an explicit “erotic novel” by E. L. James about a relationship between a female college graduate and a male business magnate, characterized by sadomasochism, bondage/discipline, and dominance/submission.

I wonder if the middle-class matrons entranced with the novel know about the S-M horror dungeon that was recently unearthed in Louisville, Kentucky?

About four months ago, workers preparing Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row buildings for interior demolition discovered the remnants of an underground sado-masochistic swingers club from the 1970s which had been abandoned since the 1990s.

As reported by Joe Arnold of WHAS11, two floors below Main Street, a large black and white logo displays the word “LATEX,” presumably the name of the club.


Workers found sheets of plastic that they presume separated the sub-basement into different rooms. Also found in the underground dungeon were candles, a disintegrated couch, a mysterious piece of cloth draped over a table and chair, another chair covered in cobwebs, oil paintings on the walls, and a horrific torture bed.

Here are some still photos of the horror dungeon taken from the raw video shot by photojournalist Michael Driver for WHAS11:

dungeon1Whiskey Row buildings being demolished

dungeon5Club Latex, the underground S-M dungeon

dungeon2A wooden rack large enough for one or two people — includes a headrest and a rusted chain that can be turned by a handle. A gear resembling a saw blade is connected to the handle. The bondage bed gives hints to what went on in Club Latex.

dungeon6One of a series of oil paintings, inside the subterranean darkness, depicting sexual and violent images.

dungeon4A close-up of the face of the woman in the first painting, suggestive of her being a black woman.

dungeon8Another gruesome oil painting, of what?

dungeon7Oil painting of a woman being tortured.

dungeon1Reproduction of Edvard Munch’s famous 1893 painting “The Scream

dungeon2Oil painting above the torture bed suggests Club Latex was a satanic club

dungeon3Close-up of the satanic oil painting

The Daily Mail reports that an unidentified former Club Latex member, who was one of the 1,000 dues-paying patrons, claimed that “A group of about eight of us decided to form an organization to promote and teach people about safe ways to practice sadomasochism. ‘There were a few professional dominatrixes, a few that were in committed B-D-S-M relationships, some gay, some straight.” (BDSM = bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism)

One of the club’s founders, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that at one point they had over a dozen bondage and torture devices, but safety was always a priority. He said, “We employed safety personnel and guards to insure nothing dangerous, non-consensual, or untoward ever took place, and to my knowledge never did.”

Yeah right. This sure looks “safe” to me:

dungeonClose up of Club Latex’s torture bed