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    Default Put your thrupennies away, for the women

    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Have they got a point? If so, why have they not called for buff men to be shoved through the back door, also?
    I salute you, sir!

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. jings View Post
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. jings View Post
    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!
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