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When my sister sent me an indignant email about an article in Seventeen
magazine about female genitalia, I was hoping she had succombed to an Internet rumor.
Too bad she hadn't.It's true
. Albertson's just pulled Seventeen
from stores in 12 Western states because the October issue contains an article describing, in detail and with pictures, a vagina. Title: Vagina 101.
Truth be told, I haven't read the article. I subscribe to the Garbage In, Garbage Out view of the mind. But this crosses the always moving and admittedly fuzzy line of decency.
I'd like to know the point of a glossy magazine "educating" 12 and 13-year-old girls about their most private parts. Aren't there better places for that to happen? Like in a conversation with a trusted adult? And even if that isn't happening, what gives Seventeen
the right/responsibility to be the source of that kind of content?