dear http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19073/all en Down a Dark Abby http://mrc.org/special-reports/down-dark-abby <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Dear Abby column, founded by Pauline Phillips in 1956 and now written by her daughter Jeanne, has a reputation for prescribing sensible advice for many of life's dilemmas, both big and small. Readers generally assume Abby can be trusted to provide traditional advice on all topics.</p> <br /> <p>However, a Culture and Media Institute analysis finds that Abby's advice on sexual issues frequently veers far away from traditional moral standards. Traditional morality teaches that sex should be limited to married, heterosexual couples, but Abby doesn't see it that way.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/down-dark-abby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Culture and Media Institute 2003 2007 abby abbys Abortion activity addressed adult adults advice advise ago asked baby behavior benefits Column Columns concerns culture daughter dear dressing education fact families family friend friends gay Gays girl giving health Homosexuality husband Infidelity information issues lesbians Letter letters life lover make Marriage married men moral morality mother organization organizations parenthood parents people pflag phillips planned Pregnancy pregnant premarital Prostitution protect reader readers received referred relationship response sex sexual sexually site stated stop support teen teens told traditional transmitted unmarried web wife woman Women wrong wrote year years young Mon, 10 Nov 2008 02:00:00 +0000 admin 31536 at http://mrc.org Down a Dark Abby: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/down-dark-abby-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jeanne Phillips, the current writer of the 'Dear Abby' column, is the leading authority figure among advice columnists. Her column runs in 1,400 newspapers worldwide and reaches 110 million readers daily - nearly three times the daily news viewers of ABC, CBS and NBC combined.</p> <br /> <p>Phillips enjoys a tremendous platform to promote her beliefs on everything from wedding etiquette to handling the crazy uncle in the attic.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/down-dark-abby-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Culture and Media Institute 2007 abby abbys address advice behavior Column Columns dear Marriage percent sex sexual sexually told traditional wrong Mon, 10 Nov 2008 01:51:00 +0000 admin 31537 at http://mrc.org