From Homemakers to Corporate Mistresses

By Henry Makow Ph.D.
January 13, 2003

Cosmo and Helen Gurley Brown In 1965, Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan, said that a housewife was "a parasite, a dependent, a scrounger, a sponger or a bum."

This is typical of the vicious media campaign global mind controllers have waged against society since 1950.

This campaign to destroy families, arrest heterosexual development, create social dysfunction and reduce population was devastatingly successful.

"The scale of marital breakdown in the West since 1960 has no historical precedent," says historian Lawrence Stone. (Bennett, The Broken Hearth, 10)

In 40 short years, the marriage rate is down by one third, the divorce rate has doubled, the birth rate is one half, and single parent families per capita have tripled. Most people are too preoccupied coping to recognize or resist globalist manipulation.

In 1952, the Rockefellers annually controlled $250 million dollars of media advertising. Their newspapers and networks hyped Helen Gurley Brown's 1962 book "Sex and the Single Girl" and the movie by the same name. Millions of single women were told to seek personal fulfillment in career instead of family. At the same time, the Rockefellers were funding and lobbying for population control and eugenics.

As editor of Cosmopolitan (1965-97), Brown was a role model and "teacher" for career women in America and around the world (36 foreign editions.) She married at age 37 and remained childless.

"She is arguably one of the most influential women of the decade, perhaps even the century", one women's website gushes. "She instructed, helped, advised, cheered for, encouraged, liberated, and promoted women, giving them new role models to emulate and a new manual for the sexual revolution. Armed with the pill, she showed women how they ...could take advantage of ... their sexual destinies."

Along with Communist activist Betty Frieden, and CIA agent Gloria Steinem, Brown belongs to the triumvirate of modern feminist "pioneers."


Brown didn't accuse the wife of being a whore.

Brown respects whores.

In her latest book, "I'm Wild Again" (2000) she tells us right away that in 1941, at age 19 she joined an "escort service" and made out with a 50-year-old man for $5.

"Why wasn't I revolted? I was a little but not utterly. I think even then I was a practising realist.... I tried to do whatever you needed to do to survive." (4)

She wasn't prepared to become a prostitute, not exactly.

She got a secretarial job on the understanding that she would sleep with her married boss and he would "take care" for her in return. This arrangement lasted for a few years. She describes the routine:

"After cocktail hour we did go to my flat to make love. The lovemaking? ...This was two people copulating -- he seemed to have a good time...Moi learned to fake often and well." (15)

Brown's excuse is that she was a helping a mother and invalid sister back in Arkansas. (Prostitutes generally don't come from wealth.)

She laments she never really got the promised financial payoff for being a mistress: "I needed somebody to tell me how to treat a man in this situation, how to flatter and cuddle and coo. I should have done it better." (19)

Helen Gurley Brown became that "somebody to tell me how to treat a man in this situation."

She taught women how to be mistresses, corporate and otherwise, instead of wives and mothers. She helped to transform the female mentality from one of devotion and love to one of a calculating predator.

Here is how she got her husband to marry her.

"You get the hook in. Darling, charming, delicious, sexy you has to have sunk into him so seriously, the hook [is] buried so deep he can't get it out without severe pain, i.e. can't live without you. You then close in and deliver your ultimatum. I had to deliver mine twice."(27)

While Brown claims she was loyal, she thinks adultery is just fine. The man's wife is to blame if he strays. Sex, Brown says, "is a physical feeling" "it feels good... one of the best things we have...." not to be subjected to "a moral imperative."

Suffocating a sexual urge can lead to "twitches, tension or depression" and driving "off a cliff some night." (52) But, like a practised madam, she cautions "never sleep with someone who has less money or more troubles than you." (225)

Office romances and even sleeping with the boss is just fine as long as you're discreet. (107) She tells her readers to make the boss "look good," let him take credit for their work, and don't complain about putting in extra hours.

Feminism, it seems, has stolen wives and mothers from families, and put them to work for corporations. Instead of following husbands who love them "until death do thee part," women now obey bosses who pay for their services and fire them in a downturn.

In Brown's view, if a loving husband provides for a devoted wife, she is a "parasite." But if she is a corporate slave or mistress, then she is "independent" and "liberated."


The global controllers need to destroy the family to control the individual. When people do not belong to a family, they need to belong to something else, which the corporate state will supply.

It has taken me until my 50's to understand how heterosexuality works because this knowledge is suppressed.

Heterosexual marriage is the union of the PERSONAL (Woman) with the IMPERSONAL (Man).

This basic difference is seen in the male and female reaction to sex. A man will have sex with any number of attractive women. A woman instinctively requires love. Her focus is personal, on a specific man.

Feminists seek to destroy the realm of the personal represented by women. "The personal is the political," they say parroting their Rockefeller-Communist forbearers. They force women to behave as though they were men.

Feminism is a lesbian hatred and envy of women. Lesbians hate their own femininity because their father didn't love them. They project their self-hatred on all things feminine. They despise a woman's dependence on a man and her desire to bear his children. They can't be women so they try to be men.

In marriage, a woman is a man's point of contact with the personal, the world of emotion and love. A man is a woman's contact with the impersonal world of money and power. Together they complete each other and form a psychic whole. This is a healthy environment for children.

In intimate relations, women must sacrifice power for love. Women love by self-sacrifice. This is based on a mother's love for a child. Because of their sacrifice, women are loved and cherished by their families. From the beginning, they must train husbands and children not to take them for granted.

Men do not love in quite the same way. They increase their power and devote the rewards to their wives and children. This is also a form of self-sacrifice and it is what motivates men. Quite simply, women empower their husbands who then love and protect them. As you see, feminism robs both men and women of their raison d'etre.

The heterosexual contract is not arbitrary, oppressive or rigid. My wife has a professional career. I do all the shopping and cooking. Once the sexual dynamic is clear, couples can make their own rules. And of course, this power arrangement does not apply to the work world.

Women achieve godliness through self-sacrifice. It is a vicious slander (typical of Rockefeller leftists and feminists) to portray devoted hardworking wives and mothers as "bums" and "parasites." The assumption that only work performed for cash (state/economy) is of value is pure new world order. They want to eradicate the personal and spiritual, the private life of the family and the work that this entails.

Brown says, "Whenever you live through someone else, they want someone else." This is simply not true. We love mom because she put us ahead of becoming the top producer at Century 21. Love is self-sacrifice.

Beyond a certain point, ambition in a woman is masculine and impersonal. America is full of bitter neutered women and befuddled emasculated men.

Feminism pretends to be about equal opportunity for women because no one will quarrel with that. In fact, feminism is a sophisticated elite program to destabilize and depopulate the world by undermining heterosexuality.

Iraq is as much about global social disintegration as it is about oil. The new world order is a struggle for man's soul. It is an attempt to steal our spiritual birthright, our connection to God.

Strong loving men and women can create homes where God is a Presence. Survivors of broken homes are easy prey to the devil, and his pawns: Helen Gurley Brown and the power elite.



Henry Makow, is the inventor of the board game Scruples, and the author of A Long Way to go for a Date. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He welcomes your feedback and ideas at