BOYCOTTS: Trying to Silence Sassy

Trying to Silence Sassy

Sassy magazine may not have Playboy-style naughty photos, but the bold, breezy teen monthly prints plenty of material suggestive enough to draw the wrath of the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority. Under the direction of Editor Jane Pratt, 25, Sassy has published such articles as "The Truth About Boys' ; Bodies" and "How to Kiss." That is too much for the Moral Majority, which in the mid-1980s helped persuade a few retailers, including 7-Eleven stores, to stop selling Playboy and other skin mags. In its Liberty Report newspaper, the Moral Majority urges readers to write to Sassy's advertisers and demand that...

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