I am not a person who is big on writing letters to the editors of magazines. What makes this hard for me is that I am writing it to a magazine that I have loved since I was a child. And that is the point. It has always been a magazine that could be left on the coffee table to be read by anyone of any age. But the article Freedom after 50 in the Nov./Dec. issue definitely changed that.
While most of the article seemed to be aimed at a bored upper class who needed things to do to fill their time, it was relatively harmless until the section on sexual liberation. Since when did it become acceptable in a family magazine to promote sex as nothing more than one more feel good activity? Would you want your daughter or granddaughter reading this article? And how would you explain that what you had been teaching her no longer applied after a certain age?
Lest you think that I am someone who really needs “to get a life,” that is not my problem. While my age designates me as a senior, I am an artist, musician, still work full time running a business of over 34 years, have a very active social life, and do prison ministry in my spare time. I’m not going to ask you to cancel my subscription, but I do ask that you pay a little more attention to what you print.