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.
fashionably-thin skeletal Helen Gurley Brown, who was a favorite on late-night talk shows like Johnny Carson’s Tonight, was 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.