Groceries Should Hide Provocative Magazines

Raunchy magazines don't belong in supermarket checkout aisles where children can see them, according to a New York group trying to persuade stores not to allow open display of magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour. Many supermarkets throughout the United States place the "overly-sexualized magazines" in their checkout aisles despite the wishes of concerned parents, said Robert W. Peters, president of Morality in Media.

"Movie studios may have to defend their use of sex and violence to sell flicks," Peters wrote in a letter to the chief executives of supermarket companies, but "women's magazines usually skip the violence and go straight for the sex…. Even children not old enough to read are exposed day after day," Peters wrote.

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