Amid Rush Limbaugh’s sexist rants and women rising up to let Republicans know they’ve gone to far, the Jessica Simpson April cover for Elle seems frivolous.

When Demi Moore appeared on Vanity Fair it was a smash. This from Vanity Fair.

A truly great magazine cover surprises, even shocks, and connects in a nano-second. A glance at the image by photographer Annie Leibovitz that graced the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair, depicting a famous movie star beautifully bursting with life and proudly flaunting her body, was an instant culture buster..

Jessica Simpson looks fantastic and good for her. Huffington Post has a picture of her husband kissing her belly which is wonderful.

But there’s nothing new about it.

I’m not even sure it’s interesting, especially considering the times.

More importantly, in the second decade of the 21st century the only reason for Simpson to do it is for publicity. It’s so 1%.

Demi Moore posed for Annie Leibovitz over 20 years ago and it was a sensation, but it was also Vanity Fair. The Reagan era was ending and there was something defiant about it.

It certainly didn’t come in a moment when women are flexing their political muscle on policy and taking out misogynists as big as Rush Limbaugh, while letting Republicans know their war on women is over, because we say it is and have the power to kick them out in November.