Secularists vs Traditionalists

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    A family-oriented magazine that calls itself "The NYC Parents' Guide to Culture & Entertainment," in one fell swoop, saddened, disappointed, and outraged me with their "Family Portrait." Prior to this issue, the articles didn't contain material that couldn't be discussed in front of children.

    For those of you who believe that the culture war doesn't exist, here's a-priori evidence that it does. In addition to the two steps I've taken: 1) discarding the magazine and 2) writing a letter to the editor, help me relieve my frustration. Are there any other suggestions? And please don't tell me to get over it.

    Family portrait - Time Out New York Kids
     
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    the mind boggles.
     
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    To say the least. This woman's behavior is tantamount to child abuse, allowing her 3 year old to freely play with vibrators.
     
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    Why is that tantamount to child abuse?
     
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    Jesus, I thought the kid USES vibrators. That would be fucked.

    I mean, it's weird... I wouldn't want the photos of the family album being me playing with a bunch of dildos... On the other hand, at least they didn't name him "Metallica".

    All in all, bizarre, but not really that bad.
     
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    I feel that the atmosphere that this child is FORCED to grow up in is not conducive to a healthy upbringing. Imagine it this way: A normal child may walk by this store and see one in a window, but this little boy is given one as a toy.

    Is this the kind of toy you gave your kid when he was 3?
     
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    Every child is forced to grow up in an atmosphere. I agree with the poster above that this is weird, and not the way that I would go about it, but I don't know that it is really that bad. I don't think the kid is probably harmed by this. It is just... weird.
     
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    Let me clarify further. I was p_ssed that a child-family centered magazine featured a lesbian woman who had a child out of wedlock. This woman owns sexshops which I don't object to, but she thinks it's perfectly ok for her own child and those of others to wander around the store discussing sex and in fact yearns for the day when younger teenagers can come to her store so that she can inform them about "truth" which I believe is several standard deviations from the norm. In addition she allows her child to play with dildos. It's not just the kid playing with adult sex toys. It's the constellation of her behavior, views, and devil-may-care attitude.
     
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    being ugly as sin doesn't help her cause any either :lol:
     
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    Have you had a close personal relationship with SIN? :lol:
     

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