I recently saw the GQ Magazine. It has topless photos in the February edition. It can be viewed and sold to our children. What can we do to get this stopped?
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Dove - posted on 02/03/2013
I'm pretty sure your almost 13 year old son will not be scarred for life by a bit of boob viewage.
It's not the government's job to raise our kids.... it's the parents' job. Boobs are allowed and perfectly acceptable in PG-13 movies... as are butts, but frontal nether region nudity is saved (I believe) for R rated films.
Talk to your son about it and share your views.... and good luck. I was in the SIXTH grade when the kids were passing around porn, so.... If he hasn't seen worse yet he probably will soon. All you can do is do your best at parenting your kid.
Oh... and when you post on a public message board you don't get to dictate what responses you get. Everyone is allowed to post their own views on whatever is posted... That's how it works.
Jodi - posted on 02/03/2013
I'm pretty sure supervised children won't be viewing or buying it. Problem solved.
With regard to less supervised teenagers....they've been buying magazines with pictures of topless women for decades. So good luck stopping that.
Jodi - posted on 02/04/2013
To the OP, please stop reporting posts you dont' agree with, they do not violate any guidelines. This is a public forum, and people are therefore invited to post their opinion, providing they are expressed in a respectful manner without any personal attacks, which they have been. If you continue to report posts purely for the reason that you don't like the response because you disagree with it, I will lock this conversation.
GQ isn't porn, I saw the photo you are talking about and you can see Beyonce's stomach and that's it, her boobs are completely covered. In fact GQ is one of the magazines the library I worked at would get. You can't rely on the government to protect your kids from this type of thing that is your job as a parent.
I'm sorry to burst your bubble, Wendy, but moms don't always agree with each other and if you use this site you are going to meet viewpoints different to yours. Threads posted here are not automatically closed to anyone that disagrees with you, provided that disagreements are conducted in a polite manner.
I was not rude to you.
@Liz. This website is supposed to be here to support each other as moms in bringing up their children. All I have heard is your negativity and lack of support for my belief and what is against the law in my state. Breastfeeding has nothing to do with naked photos in a magazine. I am all for breastfeeding.
Why not? Breasts and breastfeeding go together. YOU may think that breasts are only sexual and that the slightest sight of them will corrupt young minds; whilst you have the right to that opinion, you're going to find that not everyone agrees with you.
And FYI, nudity means a lack of clothing...as in all of it, not merely selective parts that may offend you.
You point out that your views mean that you would never choose to live in NYC. That's great. That's you exercising your individual rights and freedoms in order to achieve an environment that suits you. Why not apply this thinking to the issue you have with magazines? Don't buy them and don't let your minor children see them?
Slight difference between a penis and boobs. It's legal for a woman to be topless in NYC, you know, but I think the public and cops both would have an issue if a man walked round swinging his wang. You might not agree with boobs being shown, but by themselves they are not porn. A man's genitals are wholly different.
They're also more amusing but that's beside the point.
I honestly think that people who seek to overly sexualise breasts are partly responsible for the terrible reaction that some moms get when they try to breastfeed in places where it is LEGAL for them to do so.
Evelyn - posted on 02/03/2013
I would be appalled, Wendy, but where I live the person has to be 18 to see it and its not in available in the libraries where I live. They have to show ID to buy it. Now the stores here that do sell books and magazines will have it out on the shelf but as I said, they have to be 18 to get it. I raised my kids to look at this stuff the same way I do. But that does not mean that stops a kid's curious nature. You have to also talk to them about what you value and how you react to it. And also if you want something done about it you need to do do something. Don't wait on the government or someone else to do it for you.
Evelyn - posted on 02/03/2013
I am not referring to the covers only but still, what happened to Janet was an accident. Her outfit malfunctioned and hers has never been the only one. If you do not like something do something about it. Go to your own stores and library and other places you know that they have these magazines and such and ask them to place them where the kids can't get to them. Good gravy.
I'm not referring to what's on the cover. I'm referring to what's inside the magazine that shows photos of women with nothing over their areola.
That's my point exactly. They are hiding it in the book and it needs to be shelved with the other magazines that show nudity.
part of Janet Jackson's costume was supposed to come off but there was a malfunction and to much was removed. In my opinion if the library i worked at had GQ and I have never heard of a library having porn it is fine. I haven't seen the inside of this issue but based on the cover it is fine and I think you are over reacting. Again it is not the government's job to shield our children from this that is our job as parents.
I may be wrong here but isn't porn supposed to be shelved behind a counter or somewhere where a younger person can't see it?
Justin Timberlake ripped it off of her right after singing the portion of the song that said "I'm going to have you naked by the end of this song" It was no accident. The FCC received 540,000 complaints. The FCC fined CBS $550,000.
2. "Adult bookstore or video store" means a commercial establishment that offers
for sale or rent any of the following as one of its principal business purposes:
(a) Books, magazines, periodicals or other printed matter, photographs, films,
motion pictures, videocassettes or reproductions or slides or other visual
representations that depict or describe specific sexual activities or specific
17. "Specific anatomical areas" means any of the following:
(a) A human anus, genitals, the pubic region or a female breast below a point
immediately above the top of the areola that is less than completely and
(b) Male genitals in a discernibly turgid state even if completely and opaquely
Evelyn - posted on 02/03/2013
Wendy~you are over reacting to this. No, its not good for kids to see this kind of stuff but as a parent you should keep this stuff out of reach. Teens will find ways to get to it if they want it. The state I live in, its illegal to sell magazines that show nude photos to those under the age of 18. As parents we just have to do the best that we can to make sure our children know what is expected of them and the values we wish to teach them. If you are going to depend on someone else to keep your childrens' eyes safe from viewing this kind of thing...good luck. Its up to you.
You obviously didn't see what I saw. Go back and pick up the February edition. There is one topless photo on one of the pages and multiple pictures on the next page. Don't you all remember the Janet Jackson fiasco at the Super Bowl? It's not allowed to be shown unless you are 18!!!
My son is 12 almost 13 years old. I can't supervise everything that he reads when we are supposed to be able to trust our government to protect our children from things like this. Since when can kids pick up a pornographic magazine? They are supposed to be behind counters and wrapped in plastic.
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