There are no letters to the editor in your magazine, so I am forced to voice my anger and disappointment here.
My wife and I have never gone through your magazine page by page until just yesterday.
Unfortunately I cannot say the same of my daughter, who has gone through it each time we get one.
My outrage is caused by the trust I had in your magazine that it was safe for kids to read and would help with family cohesion.
That trust was betrayed when we turned from page 52 and 53 where I saw a smiling child's picture along with a Kraft Mac-n-cheese ad, to what would be page 54 to see a picture of a nearly naked woman wearing a clear saran wrap and pictures of bubbles over her breasts and crotch.
HOW IN THE H#*$ DOES THIS BELONG IN YOUR MAGAZINE?? (CAPS INTENTIONAL!) IS IT JUST BECAUSE THEY PAID??
Do you SERIOUSLY think we should show CHILDREN pictures like this to give them ROLE MODELS???
What were you thinking?
I know what I am. I'm canceling the subscription, telling all parents of young children what your magazine is pushing, and any mags that come before the cancellation is completed are going directly into the trash.
Here is a scan of the advertisement.
You tell me if you want your kids to be looking at this.
Oh yeah. I paused at this also. Definitely got my attention. I certainly understand your concern and see its awkwardness in a parenting magazine.
There is something you can do. You may voice your opinion on this months issue by emailing your thoughts to email@example.com.
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I was wondering if someone was going to post about this.
You obviously don't read the magazine because there most certainly are letters to the editor.
It is called PARENTS magazine not CHILDRENS magazine.
Althought I do understand your offense, I do not share it. I am not at all offended by art that includes the human body. I'm sorry if you are raising your child to be afraid of this. You most Absolutely should cancel your subcription.
For those of us who don't have access to the magazine, perhaps someone could give us the context in which the picture appears.
For reference, this picture was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in May of 2009.
The oposit page had an ad about magazines. I'm guessing parenting's distributor or parent company owns the ad.
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Hm. My son isn't a parent, so he wouldn't be reading Parenting magazine. So I guess this wouldn't be a problem for me. *shrug*
But if your daughter IS a parent who needs to be reading a parenting magazine, then I'm sure she's seen worse than that picture.
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