Today, I review two new biographies, of sex researchers Masters and Johnson and of longtime Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown. What links them? Lessons on the complications of mixing sex and work:
So said Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine for over 30 years, in a 1982 interview. When the reporter asked Gurley Brown if she had any ethical or feminist compunction about sleeping with a boss, she replied, "Why discriminate against him?"
And yesterday, I reported on porn industry lobbying efforts during the economic crisis: