"If you're not a sex object, you're in trouble." See, it's quotes like this that tarnish Helen Gurley Brown's otherwise unimpeachable feminist legacy.
Legendary Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown helmed the ladymag for 32 years, and didn't go easy: apparently it took a series of flippantly tone-deaf gaffes to get the sorta-feminist doyenne fired. Heroine or relic?
Helen Gurley Brown, former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief and a walking billboard for extended lifespan through calorie restriction, is the latest subject to tackle Vanity Fair magazine's Proust Questionnaire. In the most recent issue of the magazine, the scary-skinny, bobble-headed Cosmo Girl (she reportedly continues…