“Vaginas under attack!” Did I get your attention?
Well it certainly got mine. However, it was my eight-year-old old twin girls that read it to me while in a grocery lineup!
My girls once pointed to a magazine at the same checkout counter asking, “Mom what is a boob job?” Another headline, once again at their eye level, read: “Multiple Ways to Achieve an Orgasm.”
As a parent, it saddens, sickens and angers me that our innocent children have to read this kind of garbage in a business where there is no age limit.
Can I not bring my daughters with me to buy a bag of apples without having to flip over each magazine to the back cover? These magazines are at their eye level — right beside the Archie comic books, gum, candy and chocolates!
Red Deer citizens, I encourage you to make a stand with me. Please take a second and turn over the magazine so that the back covers are showing.
Do these stores really need this extra profit from Cosmopolitan sales and the like in order to help keep their doors open? I think not!
Many times, I have approached the store workers, but have gotten nowhere; they nod their heads in agreement and encourage me to send an e-mail to the store’s website.
I need to go further with this. I will be approaching our mayor and if need be, I will be contacting our MLA.
If we don’t make a stand now, what will children be looking at in 10 years while reaching for a box of Smarties at the checkout counter?