Child Magnets Help Attract A Young Audience
Playboy shatters belief systems. The same Spider-man comic book hero used in public school personal safety brochures is twisted by Playboy into a confusing predator.
"It's become very clear . . . why kids do these crazy and violent things: because of us adults. Adults who have destroyed for children the luxury of gradually discovering the mysteries of sexuality; instead, kids have images of assaultive sexuality in their faces while they are still in primary school. Adults who have been hard at work destroying innocence and are engaged in their own act of violence-an assault on childhood itself. It's caused by adults who don't have the courage to tell the truth. And until it's our own children or our own selves who are threatened, we don't do what has to be done."
--Misti Snow, "Why do kids do such awful things?" Star Tribune, 12 March, 1995.