Earlier in 2019, Teen Vogue was the focus of backlash from parents after they ran an article that allegedly promoted prostitution to an audience of minors, as reported by the Washington Examiner. “It’s one thing to argue for the decriminalization of prostitution. It’s another thing to do so on a teen website, and to argue that sex work carries with it no more baggage than any other job. To say that selling sex is the same as becoming a doctor who treats sexual issues is disingenuous at best, and dangerous at worst.” said Madeline Fry, writer for the Washington Examiner.
There’s definitely a need for society to understand that sex work, is still work, and a very viable option for some people, however, maybe say Teen Vogue is not the place for this lesson to be taught. Whilst it may have an older, sexually active teen audience, a large proportion of their audience are still minors. The mother of a 14-year-old also agreed with Parks. “I’m speechless. I’m a mom of a 14 year old girl. Why do people think there is a need to publish this type of stuff. I agree the dialogue has to be open. Your child has to feel comfortable to approach you with anything and everything. My daughter’s friends are shocked at what she tells me. I’d like to keep it that way.”
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