Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

I am fairly certain it is safe to assume that you do not have inappropriate magazines lying around your house (those in the line of "Play__", fill in your gender of choice). Or at least I hope not. But do you and not even realize it?

As a kid I would once and a while grab my Dad's "Field and Stream" or "Outdoor Life" magazine if I was bored. I cannot say I have ever noticed my brothers read a "Good Housekeeping" laying around the house, but you never know.

I read this article about "Redbook" today and was blown away (note: the article is on a Christian website and well written, but is about very mature material) . I am not naive and I know that grocery store magazines offer advice on how to decorate a "sexy" bedroom or spice up your romantic life with a candlelit dinner. I also don't bother nor have time to read those style magazines. You just might be surprised what they contain and if you have them laying around the house you just never know who might pick them up.

Because I am naturally curious, I went to Redbook's website to poke around, after all, it is just Redbook. What I found was basically p*rn for women. Terminology and all. These were not even subtle little teasers with innuendos. It was uncensored and completely sponsored by Redbook. I would not even recommend you read it yourself because it was that shocking.

It certainly makes me reconsider my reading options at the doctor's office! Guard your eyes, ears and hearts!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

I know what you mean, I don't even like some of the ads in Parenting type of magazines. What's with the half clad mothers carting around toddlers in strollers? I try to stick to my 'familiar' magazines, which pretty much consists only of Above Rubies;)