Citizen of the Week: Helen Gurley Brown

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This week's Citizen of the Week is a local gal gone bigtime, the late Helen Gurley Brown, who passed away this week at age 90. Brown, who was born in Green Forest, was an American author, publisher and businesswoman. She was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years and in 1962, her bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl was published. Brown famously claimed that women could have it all -- love, sex and money -- a view challenged by fellow feminists such as Germaine Greer and Betty Friedan. During the 1960s she was an outspoken advocate of women's sexual freedom and sought to provide them with role-models and a guide in her magazine. Her work played a part in what is often called the sexual revolution. According to her publishers, "Helen was one of the world's most recognized magazine editors and book authors, and a true pioneer for women in journalism and beyond."

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  • Cool, now that she's a C.O.W. (& good pals with the Citizen), maybe y'all can get her to appear in a town parade or something.

    -- Posted by Nephilim Child on Thu, Aug 16, 2012, at 5:15 PM
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