REPORT: Popular teen magazine promotes prostitution, sexting, to an audience of minors

JUNE 17, 2019

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Teen Vogue wants you to know that when you grow up, you can be anything you want to be — even a prostitute.

Imagine your daughter scrolling through an article from a teen website and coming across this line: “I am a doctor, an expert in sexual health, but when you think about it, aren’t I a sex worker? And in some ways, aren’t we all?”

The article goes on to state the following:

The perennially misfiring Teen Vogue is facing controversy again this week, this time for publishing an article titled, “Why Sex Work Is Real Work.” In it, a doctor argues not only that prostitution should be legalized, but also that it’s just like any other career. Author Tlaleng Mofokeng writes:

I find it interesting that as a medical doctor, I exchange payment in the form of money with people to provide them with advice and treatment for sex-related problems; therapy for sexual performance, counseling and therapy for relationship problems, and treatment of sexually transmitted infection. Isn’t this basically sex work?

Teen Vogue has also been heavily promoting teen sexting. A March 7 tweet declared, “State lawmakers in Washington have made progress on a bill that would decriminalize teen sexting.”

In May, Teen Vogue launched specific guidelines and encouragement for teens to “dip their toe in the water” and experiment with sexting. The article provides shocking suggestions to teens how how to get started, how to take nude photos, and how to share them “in the spirit of mutual trust and arousal.”

Amidst the strong encouragement for teens to engage in the practice, the Teen Vogue article admits that ” if you’re under a certain age, sending sexy selfies can count as distributing child pornography, and can even be considered a felony in some states,” but says “nearly everyone does it.”

The article concludes with this: “Every time we exchange a nude with care and respect, if that’s what we want to do, the stigma diminishes just a little more, so that one glorious day it’ll no longer work to blackmail someone with sexual images. Happy sexting!”

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