27 June 2006

Lads Mags

There is going to be a short debate in the houses of parliament over the standard of 'Lads Mags' today. An MP, Claire Curtis-Thomas is going to request a bill be approved that all 'Lads Mags' be moved to the top shelf, out of the reach and sight of children.

I applaud her efforts, but unfortunately it is most likely that her bill won't be acted on, most 10 minute bills are not. But anything that helps to try and raise the moral standards in the UK can only be a good thing. And it shouldn't apply to just lads mags either, there are magazines who target the 10 - 15 year old female market which also include non suitable sexually explicit material.

It comes down to common sense. Ask yourself a question. Should a magazine produced and targeted at 12 - 15 yr old girls include articles such as "Sexual position of the week"?

I don't advocate censorship, but a level and moral standard has to be applied. I fear the effort of Claire Curtis-Thomas may be too little and have little effect but something needs to be done and every good path needs a first step.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

But things will not change unless people act on mass. Lots of us need to protest. We need to make our pounds count. Tesco seem to have paid some attention but more is needed.

Please complain to your newsagent/supermarkets about these publications. Contact your MP and ask them to support the sexually explicit material bill.


Also contact companies who advertise in these magazines and say that you will boycott their shops / products unless they stop the adverts.

I came across the following site which lists advertisers. http://charliegrrl.blogspot.com/2006/06/co...ds-mags_11.html

The advertisers are: (updated 11 June 2006)

Adverts in Zoo and Nuts:

* Virgin Mobile and Megastores
* Burger King
* Three Mobile

Adverts in ZOO:

* Drench Still Spring Water
* Halfords
* Sony Ericsson
* VO5 Hair
* Vodafone
* AA Loans

Adverts in Nuts:

* Currys
* Phones 4 U
* Blockbuster Videos
* O2

Please take action. If we want a decent world then we need to take action. Make your feelings known.

Our society does not need to be like this. Reclaim it now!