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Old 02-10-04, 04:45 PM   #1
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Anyone else upset by the Feb. Dirt Rag cover?

I just got my first issue of Dirt Rag in the mail yesterday. It's the Feb issue, which has a cover that's rather risque. My parents saw it and demanded me to cancel the subsriction to DirtRag right away. They said I could keep that issue, but they tore the cover off. I mean I'm 13, and I believe I am mature enough for this material.

So do you think Dirt Rag should have put this on the cover?

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Old 02-10-04, 05:04 PM   #2
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I just got my first issue of Dirt Rag in the mail yesterday. It's the Feb issue, which has a cover that's rather risque. My parents saw it and demanded me to cancel the subsriction to DirtRag right away. They said I could keep that issue, but they tore the cover off. I mean I'm 13, and I believe I am mature enough for this material.

So do you think Dirt Rag should have put this on the cover?

It sounds like complete BS to me, unless the picture is horribly graphic. I wish I could see it.......maybe you could find a link online to show the people that dont get the mag.
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What? Was there a picture of Janet Jackson at the Superbowl halftime show on it? Could you describe the cover? Dirt Rag's website just shows some frog riding a mountain bike while sticking its tongue out. What issue number is it?
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Old 02-10-04, 06:34 PM   #4
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Here is a quote from a small article concerning the cover published in the mag:

"Sure, the subject just happens to be Christina Begy's legs wrapped around a hand crafted Spot singlespeed frame."

Basically, it shows her naked ass and the frame b/t her legs.
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BTW, this cover is only recieved by subscribers. Different cover in the stores. Cannot find a pic of it.
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Here it is. I took a picture with my digital camera (no scanner @ home), so you'll have to deal with the flash in the middle of the picture. There is absolutely no private parts showing, and the picture is done with taste IMHO.

It's really a great shot of an awesome looking pair of fit legs that belong to Cristina Begy. Begy is the 2003 24-Hour World Solo Champion, which she won in Whistler in 2003. Oh yeah, she is also the NORBA 24-Hour National Champion, which she won in Spokane, Washinton in 2003.

I don't understand the problem @ all. Your parents let you surf the Internet, but not read Dirt Rag???? Yeah ...... that makes sense.
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Eh, I've seen the cover of some of my wife's fitness mags that are more risque than that... and just wait until you look at some of the ads. I agree with the others that say your parents need to lighten up.
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I just got my first issue of Dirt Rag in the mail yesterday. It's the Feb issue, which has a cover that's rather risque. My parents saw it and demanded me to cancel the subsriction to DirtRag right away. They said I could keep that issue, but they tore the cover off. I mean I'm 13, and I believe I am mature enough for this material.

So do you think Dirt Rag should have put this on the cover?
So they're judging the book by it's cover? Once the cover was gone, did they go over the rest of the magazine to make sure the rest of the content met with their approval, or was it just a jerking knee?

Personally, and I'm speaking as a parent (although my boys aren't even nearly 13 yet), a bit of harmless titillation is not only reasonable for a 13 yo boy to be exposed to, but necessary. It's pushing it 'under the covers', if you'll pardon the pun, that does more harm.
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That said, I'd really need to see the cover to make my final assesment. Anyone got a scan?
I was a bit faster with the mouse ... and the camera. Check a few posts up.
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Thanks. I spent too long editing and it came through then.

Now that I've seen it, I wouldn't even call that titillating. You see more skin than that in the average shampoo ad, or at the beach. What a bunch of squares.
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Thanks for the "heads up" (no pun intended) about the cover. I'll make sure my son doesn't see it. j/k, he's 3. Actually, I'll have to explain it to my wife!

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I don't know about you but I see a lot more in TV and movies. If its like that, shouldn't they take away your TV privilges and basically turn you into a hermit by not letting you outside?
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Well obviously Dirt Rag thinks it's a problem if they only sent that cover to subscribers and made a different cover for the newsstands.

Tacky, tacky.

I don't blame your parents. You are 13 and they have the right to do that. Parenting is something I will leave up to your parents! I don't tell people how to raise their children.

As for Dirt Rag, maybe they should grow a couple and either print one cover or the other. What a cop-out!
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So they're judging the book by it's cover? Once the cover was gone, did they go over the rest of the magazine to make sure the rest of the content met with their approval, or was it just a jerking knee?

Personally, and I'm speaking as a parent (although my boys aren't even nearly 13 yet), a bit of harmless titillation is not only reasonable for a 13 yo boy to be exposed to, but necessary. It's pushing it 'under the covers', if you'll pardon the pun, that does more harm.

I agree wholeheartedly. We raised two sons now ages 36 and 29. They were never sheltered from reality, only taught to use common sense. They turned out just fine.

A lot like me.

Oh... uh... nice legs in that pic, by the way.
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This is what you do....download Kazaa, but at 13...you probally already use the program. From there click on search and then select video. Type the letters CFF into the search field and double click any one of the finds. Call your mom and dad in to watch any of the videos with you....I bet you can read the Dirt Rag for ever! Moral....they must not be aware of the net?!?
And get banned from the internet too?? Now there's some good thinking...

gwhunt23, the decisions your parents make might not always seem right to you, but none of us can tell them how to treat you and what will make you turn out to be the best person you can be. Personally, I have no problem with the cover, nor do I think I'd have a problem with my hypothetical 13 year old son seeing it, but then again I'm not a parent so my ideas on parenting should be taken with a grain of salt

My best advice to you is to take this in your stride. Respond with maturity to your parents decisions, and they'll begin to realise that you are emotionally intelligent enough to deal with things such as this magazine cover.
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ack... The cover isn;t any worse than Cosmo, Muscle and Fitness, or petty much any other fitness or beauty related magazine out there...

Damn.. it's not like he was reading Swank or something... this is not 1954... Americans in general are getting far too prudish...

sorry for the rant...

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damn, sign me up for some dirt rag
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i can't wait to get my issue! i will, however probably have to keep it out of sight of my 6 and 10 year old daughters. I can probably just keep it cover down on the coffie table. Although my 10 year old does ride a nice Haro V24 and has been know to look through my dirt rags. it looks like i'll just have to have a little talk with them about it. at least i got a heads up.
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Well, the cover does seem rather tame. I would think that even parents should know that their kids have figured out that ladies have legs and rear ends by the time they are oh 8 or so (the children not the ladies). I always have a hard time understanding why so many people LOVE risque stuff in magazines and advertisements on things that have nothing really to do with sex.

The worst offender, of course, is Sports Illustrated. I mean their swim suit edition is pretty tame compared to what you can find out there. It is amusing that every year people write in cancelling their subscriptions. Do these people live in caves or something and didn't know about the infamous swim suit issue?

I remember the "good old days" when the only really graphic explicit nudity you could find was in National Geographic. Of course, the nude folks usually had all sorts of creative tatoos and stuff that it sort of took the tilltillation out of it.
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I think they screwed up buy not selling it in stores.I bet they would have sold out of that issue.
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I don't know what my parents are thinking when they see this stuff on mags. I mean, I see worse stuff in health class presented by the teacher when we were studying advertising. The techer had some ads to go with the "sex appeal" on advertising and they were showed to the class. I know my parents approve of that because my dad teaches health at the same school, and they teach the same stuff. They even share teaching props (in this case the ads).

My parents know whats on the net, but they don't know how easily accesable it is. I take responsibility for this and do the right stuff (e.g. not download porn, etc.)

My parents have been so strict on anything risque, sexual, or anything like that. I just don't get it. They know that I am responsible and mature, they even have directly told me.
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Did you parents read the contents yet? Do they know the magazine is not a "****** bike fetish" kind of magazine? Because that's what someone could think of if they did see only the front cover. Maybe a different issue would change their minds.
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Haha...maybe I will buy that issue. Maybe they aren't as retro grouch as they seem ...

I am surprised your parents reacted that badly. Its seems like an overreaction to me.
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Well, I'll go against the grain here.

Just because it's tame compared to stuff available elsewhere doesn't make it appropriate or right (just goes to show how much we've lowered our standards, IMO).

This hits the nail on the head:
"I always have a hard time understanding why so many people LOVE risque stuff in magazines and advertisements on things that have nothing really to do with sex."

What exactly is the connection with dirtbikes? Other than cheap thrills for the kids with subscriptions, that is.

Parenting is not a "one size fits all" endeavor, so I defer to their judgement in this case. gwhunt23, if you're as responsible as you seem here in your posts, take heart - your parents will eventually see you're mature enough to trust you and back off; in the meantime, know that they care and love you, so it's their best intentions at work here, not some slap at your interests or judgement (even if it seems like that in this instance).
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