Not appropriate for more conservative parents
I’m not naïve. I’m sure my 14 year old already knows more about sex then my wife and I have told her, and perhaps more than we’re entirely comfortable with, but I would really think twice about buying this for her. It feels like Teen Vogue is treading into some dangerous territory, looking to compete more closely with Cosmopolitan, which is really edited for 18+ WOMEN. I don’t object to any of the fashion featured in the magazine, nor do I object to political discussion (I encourage it), I do however object to the editors of Teen Vogue preaching feminist independence on one hand, but telling young women what they should think on the other… As if, a conservative minded teen girl is somehow betraying her gender. The deal breaker for me is the sex edit. Yes, young teens are exposed to more sex, and I believe that young people need to be informed, but the Feb 2017 issue went a bit far for my taste. There is an article about masturbation “it’s a form of self-care, and you deserve to treat yourself.” An article entitled “How do I say no?” which tells girls to “be up-front about what you want.” A 16yo or 17-18yo may know what she wants, but I pray to God my 14yo doesn’t. Then the big one.. a 5pg article “Let’s talk about sex”.. that’s right.. pregnancy, STIs, fluid sexuality, online porn, etc.. Again, important discussions if your teen is mature enough, and perhaps mine is, but my wife and I will really need to make sure we’re ALL ready before I put this in my daughter’s hands.