Doctors, Liars, and Women: AIDS Activists Say No To Cosmo

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Doctors, Liars, and Women: AIDS Activists Say No To Cosmo

Subject

AIDS, activist video, documentary, woman filmmaker,

Description

Acquired for research for my doctoral disseration, then monograph, AIDS TV. Digitized for my VHS Archives class, Fall 2018.

"This spectacular David and Goliath story unfolds on the streets of New York, as the first action of the Women’s Committee in ACT UP takes on Cosmopolitan magazine. In January of 1988 Cosmo published a dangerously misleading article on the transmission of AIDS for women. Written by psychiatrist Robert E. Gould, the article claimed that, “There is almost no danger of contracting AIDS through ordinary sexual [heterosexual] intercourse.” Jean Carlomusto documents the women who stood up to the mammoth magazine conglomerate and questioned Dr. Gould and his qualifications with perseverance, dedication, and bravery." (MoMA)

Date

1988

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Duration

00:22:57

Director

Jean Carlomusto and Maria Magenti, GMHC

Files

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Citation

“Doctors, Liars, and Women: AIDS Activists Say No To Cosmo,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed June 22, 2024, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/840.

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