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05-10-2005
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Censorship, Anyone?
Albertsons grocery stores have pulled the latest issue of Seventeen magazine from its shelves in 12 states, because of an article titled “Vagina 101.” The article contained a detailed illustration and two small photographs of a vagina, which led some consumers to complain about what they considered “explicit” and inappropriate material. The magazine was pulled from 2500 stores so far. The Tucson Citizen interviewed local parents and teens on the issue, and one parent said that she wouldn’t want her teen to see the magazine. “If that’s supposed to be educational, that should be in school, not a magazine,” said one father. Other parents agree, while some teens are calling it censorship.

If you don't like it, don't buy the magazine. For crying out loud.

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^that's from google.com

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get over it people, about half the world's population has one...

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“If that’s supposed to be educational, that should be in school, not a magazine,” said one father.

im sorry but theyve never had "vagina 101" as an elective at my school...

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06-10-2005
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First off, if people wouldn't stand in line and browse through magazines, this wouldn't be a problem (the two pictures). Grocery stores don't want you doing that, anyway (without intent of a purchase).

Two, if "vagina" offends people, my view of this country has done a 180. In a world where now, on television, *ss can be said in Primetime, VAGINA can't be printed on a magazine? It's a human body part.

Ridiculous.

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If it was about health and hygeine issues then I think it's fine to have that in a magazine...it is aimed at young girls so not intended for any kind of kicks or pornographic use...it's better them hearing from reasearched and sourced material than rumours around school or something. I think it's a bit ridiculous, there needs to be more talk of things like this...so that people don't feel uncomfortable about it all and seek medical advice when they have any such queries of the area rather than being made to feel ashamed of something which (as toohip said) half the population have.

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Plus it was in 'seventeen' which is aimed at teenagers, it's not as if they did a dot to dot pictures in 'playdays' magazine.

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get over it people, about half the world's population has one...
that made my day

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If it was about health and hygeine issues then I think it's fine to have that in a magazine...it is aimed at young girls so not intended for any kind of kicks or pornographic use...it's better them hearing from reasearched and sourced material than rumours around school or something. I think it's a bit ridiculous, there needs to be more talk of things like this...so that people don't feel uncomfortable about it all and seek medical advice when they have any such queries of the area rather than being made to feel ashamed of something which (as toohip said) half the population have.
No wonder there are so many STD's and teen pregnancies (or even KIDS having KIDS now). Because, heaven forbid, a teenager picks up a magazine and learns about a vagina!

That is sad.

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I assume they put pictures of the vulva (outside) not the actual vagina. maybe the pictures looked like pornography but even so. Don't they show naked breasts in magazines now? And that is much more eroticised in North America than the vulva. I think it's hypocritical.

I bet the magazine put them in there to let young women know their vulvas look normal. I wouldn't be surprised if they chose two very different looking ones, took clinical-type, not erotic-type, photos, and pointed out how both of them are healthy and normal and that there's lots of variation and what each girl has is okay and beautiful the way it is. Lots of young teen girls worry that theirs looks wrong and are ashamed. In fact too many women are so worried about it they go in for labiaplasty. I've heard of it compared to a butterfly before. Would we want all the butterflies of the world to look exactly the same (all monarchs?) My favorite is the tiny blue butterflies. I'm glad they don't go in to get their wings changed!


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This is what makes me think of some americans as idiots. What's so unnatural about a vagina? LMAO

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omg its only a vagina whats the world coming too! the world pretends its becoming more accepting but really they are still censoring everything!

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This is what makes me think of some americans as idiots. What's so unnatural about a vagina? LMAO
But would this only happen in the US? I worry it would happen, perhaps on much smaller scale in U.K too. There is such a taboo over female genitals still today-if you think of all the names or lack of accepted ones.

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But would this only happen in the US? I worry it would happen, perhaps on much smaller scale in U.K too. There is such a taboo over female genitals still today-if you think of all the names or lack of accepted ones.
Really? Denmark must be very liberated, then. Porn all over. And I'm grateful for the porn, masturbating is healthy

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i suggest a boycott of Albertson's if anyone shops there. (Personally I've never even heard of it.)

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