It looks like conservatives won another small victory in the culture war.
Publishing company Condé Nast just announced that it is ending Teen Vogue’s print magazine circulation. The periodical was known for targeting teenagers with sexually explicit material. The publication has come under fire for its racy, salacious advice columns not to mention its left-wing political content.
Many have criticized the magazine for its apparent mission to sexualize teenage girls and promote leftist ideology. Fortunately, the publication will no longer be in print.
Teen Vogue Will No Longer Publish Print Magazines
On Thursday, WWD broke the story of Condé Nast’s decision to end the magazine’s circulation. It will also cut 80 jobs and limit the publishing frequency of some of its other titles. WWD reports:
“As part of that mandate, Condé is reducing the frequencies of most of its titles and will shutter Teen Vogue in print. Monthly titles Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wired and The New Yorker, which publishes weekly, will not see any frequency changes. Brides, which runs six times a year, will also continue at that publishing pace.”
While Nast is ending Teen Vogue’s print run, it will still maintain its website, which it claims is gaining more visitors. Earlier this year, the Teen Vogue ignited a firestorm of criticism when it published a piece entitled “Guide to Anal Sex.” In the piece, the author discusses the benefits of the sex act. “Anal sex and anal stimulation can be awesome, and if you want to give it a go, you do that,” she writes. “More power to you.”
It’s nice to know that Teen Vogue is there to give sex advice to our teenagers, right?
This “guide” caused a tremendous backlash against the magazine, but it wasn’t the first time they published this type of material. The publication frequently puts out content that provides explicit sexual advice to teenage girls. Here are examples of some of their headlines:
- Why This Trans Woman Started Dressing in More “Masculine” Clothing
- 10 Couples Get REAL About Painful Sex
- Sam Smith Says He Feels “Just as Much a Woman” as He Is a Man
- Thieves Just Stole More Than $60,000 Worth of Sex Toys
But wait – there’s more. Many of their articles also promote leftist policies. The publication has a decidedly anti-conservative slant. Here are a couple of examples:
- Republicans Are Trying to Ban Abortion After 6 Weeks — Before Many Women Know They’re Pregnant
- Why You Should NOT Need a Parent’s Consent to Get an Abortion
It seemed that between the leftist articles and the “anal sex guide”, parents had had enough. So, they launched a campaign attacking the magazine. And perhaps not a moment too soon.
Mommy Activist’s Campaign Against Teen Vogue
Elizabeth Johnston, also known as The Activist Mommy, became outraged when she saw this issue. “I was truly flabbergasted,” she said in an interview with Todd Starnes. “They should not be teaching sodomy to our children.”
In response to the guide, Johnston launched a national campaign urging stores and public libraries to pull issues of Teen Vogue from their shelves. In the interview with Todd Starnes, she also said, “This is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. This is not a conservative issue or liberal issue. This is a parent issue.”
Of course, Teen Vogue defended themselves by using the left’s favorite tactic: accusing their critics of bigotry. Phillip Picardi, digital editorial director for the magazine, responded in a series of tweets stating that those who criticized the magazine are homophobic. “The backlash to this article is rooted in homophobia,” he wrote. “It’s also laced in arcane delusion about what it means to be a young person today.”
The final tweet he sent was a picture of him kissing another man while holding up his middle finger. Such a nice man.
The notion that the backlash against Teen Vogue’s guide is “rooted in homophobia” is absurd, and it distracts from the truth: parents don’t want their teenagers educated about sex by a magazine. It is parents’ responsibility to discuss sexuality with their children. The reality is that most parents are probably unaware of the type of content Teen Vogue produces, which means the left is attempting to influence our teenagers’ views on sex without parent’s knowledge.
Unfortunately for the magazine, Johnston found out precisely what they were up to, and she mobilized other parents to do something. This is another salient reminder to parents to be vigilant in ensuring that they are familiar with the types of content their children are consuming. Seemingly innocent forms of media could carry messages that are detrimental to our young ones. Johnston is right. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue; it is a parent issue.
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