I am not a prude. I have never been considered mainstream. The fringe is usually my refuge. But as a mother of a 3 and a half year old I was NOT at all happy to have to explain this cover to her. Very bad choice of a cover, in my opinion. No problem with the photo being inside, that I could have hid from my child but to put it right out there so every passing child on the street can see it? Was that not even considered? I am not talking about older children here, kids that can have a conversation about it and understand such things as symbolism, etc....but preschoolers?? Hello? wtf, guys?!
I was not at all pleased to be in the position of having to explain to my 3 and a half year old daughter the image chosen for your cover. Maybe if my children were older I would not be so disgusted by the decision to use this cover but there is quite a difference between a 13 year old seeing that photo and a 3 year old. Sorry if I don't want my preschooler, who is not yet able to fully understand such a thing - especially any sort of symbolism, thinking it's okay to shove hooks through her skin and hang from a ceiling. Oh, but, yes, I suppose I am attempting to raise a "sheltered, ignorant, narrow minded wimp".
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Jul 28, 2016
vol XXVII issue 30
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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