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ShoutingIsLeadership

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A group of lawyers have had a letter published in today's Guardian newspaper, in which they call on on 'high-street retailers to immediately withdraw lads' mags and papers featuring pornographic front covers from their stores'.

They make the argument that because they are displayed in workplaces, they have to be banned; this is because they are displaying Smokin' hot ladies, and smoking is banned in the workplace, and therefore can be displayed outdoors only, where the rest of the smokers stand*





*They actually don't; they argue that 'displaying these publications in workplaces, and/or requiring staff to handle them in the course of their jobs, may amount to sex discrimination and sexual harassment contrary to the Equality Act 2010'.



Have they got a point? If so, why have they not called for buff men to be shoved through the back door, also?

Equality, my ar$e; or something.

Letters: Lose the lads' mags or risk legal action | Media | The Guardian

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firefly123

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Just saw a feminazi on sky news being offended on other people's behalf.
I'm offended by necks and ankles therefore I insist all women wear burkas. Also bald spots annoy me so I want all bald men to wear clown wigs.
 

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They have no point. It's idiotic sabre rattling, no one's going to pay money to pursue such a doomed claim. There is a PCC. There is an ASA.

If the magazines are in breach of their codes or the law, report the publishers. If they're not and the magazines are legally allowed to be sold then campaign to change the law.

But don't waste everyone's time talking about rubbish meritless lawsuits.
 

Ren84

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Aren't lads mags already top shelf material as it is? Besides seeing the Sun and Mail in shops offends me greatly yet I have to lump it. :(
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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They have no point. It's idiotic sabre rattling, no one's going to pay money to pursue such a doomed claim. There is a PCC. There is an ASA.

If the magazines are in breach of their codes or the law, report the publishers. If they're not and the magazines are legally allowed to be sold then campaign to change the law.

But don't waste everyone's time talking about rubbish meritless lawsuits.
What of doom-porn merchants? They might.
 

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Why not complain about the signals/messages/images on the cover of women's magazines - from the cheap, nasty, mean-spirited celeb mags to the higher end glossy aspirational pap of the high fashion ones? Or about how women are portrayed in advertising in general? Much more pervasive, insidious, and creepy if you ask me, and ubiquitous to boot.
 
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I predict imminent posting of multiple photos, purely for illustrative purposes, of course.

In order to deal with a problem, first we must understand it.
 

Astral Peaks

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Why not complain about the signals/messages/images on the cover of women's magazines - from the cheap, nasty, mean-spirited celeb mags to the higher end glossy aspirational pap of the high fashion ones? Or about how women are portrayed in advertising in general. Much more pervasive, insidious, and creepy if you ask me, and ubiquitous to boot.
Curses on you and your serious, thoughtful and well researched points!
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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Why not complain about the signals/messages/images on the cover of women's magazines - from the cheap, nasty, mean-spirited celeb mags to the higher end glossy aspirational pap of the high fashion ones? Or about how women are portrayed in advertising in general. Much more pervasive, insidious, and creepy if you ask me, and ubiquitous to boot.
Excellent point. Lady SIL is forever talking about her weight (she is by no means big); yesterday I happened upon some magazines she had been exposed to, and everyone of them had pictures of women on the cover, and the number one topic of discussion was their weight. Too fat, too skinny, Kate Moss is the same weight as a 12 year old girl (it actually said that).

Disgusting stuff, and all sold by women, to exploit women, while pretending to care about women.

To quote Baz Lurman: "never buy beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly".
 

dizillusioned

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Why not complain about the signals/messages/images on the cover of women's magazines - from the cheap, nasty, mean-spirited celeb mags to the higher end glossy aspirational pap of the high fashion ones? Or about how women are portrayed in advertising in general. Much more pervasive, insidious, and creepy if you ask me, and ubiquitous to boot.
Maybe that is why they sell so many? (ducking from the women's movement abuse)

SIL?? I am all for equality in that case you outlined. (for obvious reasons but jings????...***SHOCK***)
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I predict imminent posting of multiple photos, purely for illustrative purposes, of course.

In order to deal with a problem, first we must understand it.
I resisted (mainly because I don't want a contaminated Google search history on my work computer)
 

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Apologies - I'll try and find an upskirt photo of a young starlet to post to try and get back into the spirit of things.
Or a wannabe young starlet?


 

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Excellent point. Lady SIL is forever talking about her weight (she is by no means big); yesterday I happened upon some magazines she had been exposed to, and everyone of them had pictures of women on the cover, and the number one topic of discussion was their weight. Too fat, too skinny, Kate Moss is the same weight as a 12 year old girl (it actually said that).

Disgusting stuff, and all sold by women, to exploit women, while pretending to care about women.

To quote Baz Lurman: "never buy beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly".
But acting as the voices of a fashion industry run predominately by gay men......

I always wondered at the almost asexual, androgynous look of so much content in those mags, very odd.
 
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