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The online Condé Nast publication Teen Vogue bills itself as a sister publication to Vogue, the high-gloss fashion magazine.
Teen Vogue, however, has shifted gears from the usual glamour magazine fare to progressive indoctrination, including advising teenagers how to circumvent state laws and parental consent to attain abortions, advocating normalization of LGBTQ lifestyles and even promoting prostitution as a viable career choice.
Prostitution may be the tipping point for alerting parents to the toxic content of the periodical, however, much the other two topics would seem reprehensible for mothers and fathers engaging in the lives of their adolescent daughters. The Federalist, an online, right-of-center publication focused on culture and politics, alerted readers to a Teen Vogue opinion piece extolling prostitution as a career choice.
"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?" she asks in her essay.
She continues: "Many workers take on multiple roles with their clients, and some may get more physical while other interactions that may have started off as sexual could evolve into emotional and psychological bonding."
And this: "The idea of purchasing intimacy and paying for the services can be affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship, and emotional support."
She goes on (and on) to express her view that an equivalency exists between sex workers and her chosen profession as a doctor:
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? I do not believe it is right or just that people who exchange sexual services for money are criminalized and I am not for what I do. Is a medical degree really the right measure of who is deserving of dignity, autonomy, safety in the work place, fair trade and freedom of employment? No. This should not be so. Those who engage in sex work deserve those things, too.
Most adults can poke holes in such sophomoric argumentation, but readers should be reminded that the intended audience isn’t adults but young teenagers who may be easily swayed by the normalization of exchanging sexual favors for material gains.
As noted by The Federalist writer Chrissy Clark: "With that line of logic, we should legalize all drugs because doctors give out drugs; therefore crack dealers should be allowed to give out drugs. They're both a transfer of cash, after all."
In 2014, the Department of Justice reported that more than half of sex trafficking victims are 17 years old or younger. While Teen Vogue is pushing a sex liberation agenda on young women, they are bypassing the unfortunate truth that some of their readers may become victims of this industry.
But what can one expect from a magazine that LifeSiteNews reports published 63 pro-abortion articles in only the first two months of 2017?