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Helen Gurley Brown’s Gift To Humanity

Thank you, deceased Helen Gurley Brown, for giving me the opportunity, every time I go into the grocery store checkout line, to answer questions like, “Dad, what does it mean when somebody’s vagina acts weird after sex?”

What a legacy, to be given so much, and to have produced, well, the kind of sleazy crap you see above. But bless Margalit Fox’s heart for the last line of the first graf of Helen Gurley Brown’s NYT obit:

Helen Gurley Brown, who as the author of “Sex and the Single Girl” shocked early-1960s America with the news that unmarried women not only had sex but thoroughly enjoyed it — and who as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine spent the next three decades telling those women precisely how to enjoy it even more — died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 90, though parts of her were considerably younger.

UPDATE: Ringwraithery. Just as this old lady got the face she deserved, HGB had the face she earned from living out her philosophy. “Vanity, all is vanity…”.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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