I confess that I don’t typically read Cosmopolitan magazine, not having any need for top tips for the gas cook, successful secrets of the sexual kind, the daily drill for beautiful hair, and the truth about pain. Of course, that’s foolish of me, because there’s a recent ‘Cosmo’ article that would make a fantastic thriller, a profile of a profiler who specializes in tracking down violent misogynists online. Violence against women is one of the clearest red flags presaging a mass shooting, so tracking down violent misogynists and seeking indicators of planned attacks is critical work.
It’s a quick read, with an admirable heroine doing an important job. In light of all of the recent horror stories, it’s nice to read about someone who is fighting the monsters.