It seems like every time we open a magazine geared towards women or young adults we are bombarded by leftist articles about abortion, free birth control, Hillary Clinton, and other issues that aren’t beauty and fashion tips you bought the magazine for. If you wanted to read about leftist politics, you’d buy the Nation or turn on MSNBC.  Women do care about politics. They care about healthcare. They care about foreign policy, the economy and the national debt. However, they don’t pick up a Cosmopolitan or Vogue to learn more about those issues.  So which magazines have this liberal slant exactly? What magazines should you avoid at the grocery store checkout, and which should you read with a grain of salt?

1) Vogue

Ann Wintour, Vogue’s notorious editor-in-chief is a well-known Hillary supporter.  She has featured the former First Lady numerous times in the magazine.  When introducing Clinton at an event in Arkansas in 2013 said, “All of us at Vogue look forward to putting on the cover the first female president of the United States.” With that statement in mind, everything political we see in Vogue, especially during this election cycle, must be taken with a grain of salt.

In their defense, their reporting on Hillary Clinton is usually based on what other celebrities say about her.  This includes her endorsements by celebrities such as George Clooney and the Marc Jacobs’ Hillary Clinton Made for History Collection.

However, Vogue seems to have a writer, Michelle Ruiz, who considers abortion articles her specialty, writing such gems as “Scandal’s Winter Finale Was More than An Abortion Episode,” “Will We Ever Get the Last Word on Abortion Rights?” and “What’s Really At Stake in the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision.” To save you the time from reading that last article, Ruiz insinuates that it does not benefit women’s health to require abortion clinics to have the ability to admit at local hospitals. She does not hide her bias in the article, ending with the crystal clear line, “For those of us who are pro-choice, there may be hope.”

I’ll keep looking at Vogue for the fashion and pretty pictures, but I’ll be taking their articles with a grain of salt.

2) Seventeen

Seventeen magazine is geared towards young adults, those who are seventeen, correct? I remember being a young teenager and looking forward to being seventeen.  There was a magazine just for me! Now, I’m twenty years old, and I’m not impressed.

Seventeen covers Hillary Clinton pretty fairly, reporting on the facts of who has endorsed her and what her platform is. They’re not so kind to Donald Trump though, publishing pieces such as “An Open Letter to Donald Trump by an 18-Year Old Muslim American Student” and “Watch This 13-Year-Old Totally Slam Sexist Donald Trump in Her Song Dear Mr. Trump.

At the end of the day, I’ll keep reading Seventeen when I want to relive the stress of picking a prom dress or find our what my favorite celebrities think I should do about my face, but their political articles aren’t as substantive as the kind I like to read, so I’ll read them elsewhere.

3) Cosmopolitan

Frankly, I don’t know what I was expecting from the sex-heavy magazine. They’re clear pro-abortion bias is evident the second you click on their website.

Articles such as “How Politicians Are Making Abortion Less Safe” and “How to Get a Safe Abortion” show their bias pretty clearly, and the later article even tells you how to have an abortion after 20 weeks.

Cosmopolitan also loves Hillary and criticizes anyone who dares to criticize her, especially Caitlyn Jenner. It was no surprise to me to find an survey titled “ Readers Think Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States,” though I do wonder if it is because of their pro-Hillary stance, or because the people who pick up their magazine already lean towards Hillary.  However, one of their brave writers did have the courage to publish an article called “Carly Fiorina is the Candidate I Wanted Hillary Clinton To Be.”

At the end of the day, if you’re looking for tips on how to spice up your bedroom life, Cosmopolitan is the magazine for you.  Don’t turn to them if you’re looking for someone to fight for life, or a candidate that actually tells the truth.

4) Elle

Readers of Elle have seen a lot of the Clintons recently. The same week that Hillary announced her candidacy for president, Elle featured Chelsea Clinton on its cover. Other Clinton propaganda featured on and in Elle include articles such as “Ultimate #Gladiator: Hillary Clinton Visits the Set of Scandal,” “Hillary Clinton Recruits the Voice of God,” and “This Week in Feminism: Hillary Clinton is a Total Queeeeen!”

Their Hillary bias is not alone on the left. When you search “abortion” on their website, you’ll be treated to such articles as “It Took Being In An Abusive Relationship To Make Me Understand the Importance of Access to Abortion” .

Elle should stick to fashion and beauty and leave the left-leaning bias for MSNBC.

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member