As the news broke Monday afternoon of Helen Gurley Brown's death, women took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the iconic former Cosmopolitan editor in chief, author of "Sex and the Single Girl" author and women's media pioneer.
Many who weighed in said that Gurley Brown's work helped change cultural attitudes towards women and sex and helped make being a "modern woman" possible. They described Gurley Brown as a visionary thinker and leader, with ideas about women that were ahead of her time.
LOOK: Women On Twitter Remember Helen Gurley Brown
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