Playboy, Aug., 1993

Playboy is phony journalism at its worst. And most dangerous. The code of good journalism is to reveal the bias of your content expert. But Playboy seems to consider itself "above" the ethical mandate of its profession. The magazine used defenders of, and members in, pedophile organizations to write articles and commentary and serve as content experts, and didn't let you, the reading public, know.

"Serial Murder and Sexual Repression,"
Playboy, Aug. 1993.

In a September 1991 Playboy article, the author, Bill Andriette debunks the existence of child pornography and criticizes the overly broad child porn statutes . . . He describes public and government concern about 'nude' depictions of juveniles as mass 'hysteria'. What Playboy fails to inform its readers is that Andriette is the editor of the NAMBLA bulletin (North American Man Boy Love Association), an organization which actively advocates for sexual access to children. He is also a board member for Paidika, The Journal of Paedophilia.

The article "Cry Incest" in Playboy, October 1992, tells readers that while incest may occur in our society, the current information from therapists who treat incest survivors is exaggerated. The author interviews one professor, who has written about fantasy and memory-not incest or child abuse-who contends that women may only claim to be incest survivors because as feminists they've "drawn on the concept of goodness in women, and they don't know what to do with psychic material that expresses aggression." The article does not examine what is known about perpetrators of incest.

The bulk of the article describes a retreat for incest survivors. By depicting those who attended the retreat as confused, overly emotional, and "in competition" to see whose abuse was the most severe, the author encourages the reader not to see the problem of incest as serious.

"Cry Incest," Debbie Nathan, Playboy, Oct.1992.

" . . . pornography has usurped most other socialization agents to become a primary institution of sexual indoctrination in many societies . . . many young people in North America become consumers of sexually explicit materials during preadolescence . . . Clearly, in light of the research findings, the desirability of pornography as a rudimentary 'educator' about sex must be contemplated."

-Weaver, III, in Media, Children, and the Family, 224-225.

"Pornography injures the women and children (and some men) who are used to manufacture it, who are sexually abused as a result of its consumption, and who are hurt by the civil inequality it engenders." 18