Walk through any mall and you’re bound to see FHM magazines on display. This publication is one of the Philippines’ most well known men’s magazines. They use their advertising power to put flesh on display at every magazine stand.
There’s something that bothers me even more–the same people with the same “values” also publish magazines for Filipina teenagers.
Doesn’t anyone see a conflict of interest?
Let me explain the significance. Suppose a young Filipina buys a Seventeen magazine. She sees the magazine’s website and visits it. Prominently displayed on the seventeen website is femalenetwork.com. There she will be told it is acceptable to lose her virgnity at 15. There she will receveive step-by-step instructions on how to lose her virginity without any reference to marriage (sorry, I refuse to link that article here, but I’m not exaggerating).
So what’s next, Summit Media? Shall we make a Filipina Stripper magazine and ecnourage our girls to dance around poles? If you are promoting immodest behavior, someone else besides you might as well profit from it.
I’m not calling for a boycott or petition against summit media. I just want to encourage my beloved Filipinas to be discerning in what they read. Don’t accept lovelife advice from those who peddle flesh for a living. They don’t have your best interest at heart.
I also encourage parents to monitor their children’s internet usage.
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