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Friday, July 14, 2017

WARNING: Today's Teen Magazines Are NOTHING Like the Ones We Grew Up With

When I turned 13, my then-sister-in-law gifted me a subscription to Seventeenmagazine. In those dark pre-Internet days Seventeen was the teen girl’s guide to everything cool. It featured tons of articles on fashion and boys, both of which made me highly uncomfortable. I can’t quite recall everything I glanced at in those pages before tossing the magazines aside for more scintillating reads (Pride and Prejudice, anyone?) but what I do remember pales in comparison to the stuff found in Teen Vogue today. (For the record, Seventeen isn’t any better.) If you’re the parent of a teen girl (or guy, for that matter) here’s the stuff your daughter (or son) might be reading about sex, relationships, health and spirituality in today’s popular teen lit. Let’s just say it’s a whole lot more graphic than the relationship questions I recall reading in the pages of Seventeen. In fact, by '90s standards some of these articles are downright pornographic.

You’ve been warned.



Anonymous said...

I have a simple solution for that: parenting. Give it a shot.

Anonymous said...

It's because kids have become so desensitized to sex, drugs, etc. having been exposed at very young ages. Parenting is not what it used to be. TV and social media are the new baby sitters and we all know how explicit subject matter can be. There is nothing left to the imagination anymore. Kids today are bored and turn to the latest that will give them a jolt.

Anonymous said...

Follow the $$$.

Anonymous said...

It's all about grooming children for s*x.

Rebel Without a Clue said...

Playboy ain't the same either!

Anonymous said...

I loved Teen Magazine in the seventies although the cover models were all the stereotypical look. The articles were great for the age.