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Planned Parenthood Awards Cosmo ‘Excellence In Media’ Award

Noted sex tip monthly Cosmopolitan magazine was given a media excellence award by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Wednesday, “for their bold coverage and discussions of women’s health and the attacks on women’s access to safe and legal abortion across the country.”

PPFA’s “Maggie Awards,” named for birth control activist and eugenicist Margaret Sanger, “recognize exceptional contributions by the media and arts and entertainment industries that enhance the public’s understanding of reproductive rights and health care issues, including contraception, sex education, teen pregnancy, abortion, and international family planning.”

“This year, for the first time Planned Parenthood awarded a brand new category for Excellence in Media, which was presented to Cosmopolitan magazine for its comprehensive coverage and discussions of women’s health — both in its print and online editions,” explained PPFA.

Apparently overlooking Cosmo’s hard hitting stories “Blow Your Mind Sex,” “What to Wear to Look Hot,” “The Only Kind of Man You Should Marry,” “Fantasy Sex,” and “His Point of View: How Not to Look for Men,” the award was instead granted for its illuminating women’s health coverage–stories like “How Not to Get Pregnant: Best Contraception Guide Ever,” “Remote Control Contraception May Be a Thing Soon,” and “Hear Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby Dissent on Acoustic Guitar.” (RELATED: Planned Parenthood Schools Underage Girls In BDSM)

“We’re not much for rules at Cosmopolitan, but we do have two: We will never judge women, and we will always speak up for their rights,” said Cosmo’s editor in chief Joanna Coles. “We’re honored to have our coverage recognized by Planned Parenthood, a fearless and indispensable ally that we know plays by the same rules.” (RELATED: Planned Parenthood Has Abortion Quotas, Says Former Clinic Director)

Other honorees included MSNBC’s Irin Carmon, Feministing founder Jessica Valenti, and Carolyn Jones, known for her informative, evenhanded coverage of Texas’s changing abortion laws.

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