Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What the Wednesday: "Beauty" Magazines

When you have your first child, they are so precious, you just want to protect every little hair on their sweet little head. can't.  And, really, I know I shouldn't.  Kids need space to learn and grow, often without a hovering mom and dad nearby.

But, when I had girls, I had NO IDEA the forces I'd be up against in raising them.  It seems everyone wants a piece of them...anybody selling anything that is. 

Speaking of...

Just saw this cover of Dakota Fanning on the cover of Cosmopolitan this month.  The magazine boasts that Dakota turns 18 this month.

Yes, that’s right, a magazine explicitly about sex has a cover with a seventeen year old on it for it’s January issue.

Dear Cosmopolitan,

Can you pretty please wait until Dakota is a consenting adult (yes wait 1 more month, please) before putting her on the cover of a magazine that is overtly, and explicitly about sex? 


A Concerned Mama

Are we so desensitized to the exploitation of children that it doesn't shock us anymore when kids are used to advertise very, very adult products?

Which makes me you have “beauty” and “fashion” magazines in your home?  What is “the line” for you in terms of what is/is not appropriate for young girls to view?

Let me know in the comments below!  Thanks!


PS- if you're looking for a little light reading, here are a few blogs on the subject that I really like.

PPS- buttons, etc, coming soon!

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