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A chain of grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest has banned an issue of Seventeen for publishing an anatomical illustration of a female pelvis.

In the parking lot of a local Albertsons, customers differed widely on their reaction to the ban. Several mothers said the grocery chain did the right thing.

"Once their innocence is gone, it's gone," said Debbie Cottingham, 42, toting groceries alongside her 14-year-old daughter. She said it's her job as a mother to teach her three daughters about their bodies.
[Seattle Times]

Says biologist PZ Myers,

"Since when is knowing what's in your pants a loss of innocence? Does Ms. Cottingham think her daughter never, ever looks down?"

Amanda of Pandagon challenges the convential wisdom that if you want a job done right, you've got to do it yourself.

[Pharyngula, Pandagon]

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