Is Bitch Magazine appropriate reading for a 13 year old girl?
November 28, 2012 5:48 PM Subscribe
I recently re-subscribed to Bitch
magazine, partly with the idea that my almost 13-year-old daughter would benefit from the content. Now I'm having second thoughts. Mefites, do you consider Bitch Magazine appropriate reading material for a smart, mature (emotionally, not physically) girl of that age?
posted by plantbot to Society & Culture (30 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I really like the feminist critique of the media and other messages our culture sends girls and women, but the ads for sex toys and some of the more overtly sexual content seem like they might be a bit much, especially for a girl who hasn't even had her period yet. We have a good relationship and I try to keep the lines of communication as open as possible, but I know she'd never willingly discuss ads for sex toys with me if they freaked her out or she was curious about them, though I'd be perfectly comfortable with that conversation. I'm her dad, if that matters.
Any and all thoughts are much appreciated!