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Lads mags on display at buggy level.

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happyyonisleepyyoni Mon 27-May-13 09:23:51

I was in a motorway services with children including 2 year old DD recently and some lads mag with a provocatively nearly dressed and posed girl on the front were on display where all the kids could see.

Annoyed by this I put a couple of copies of Caravan owners monthly or similar mag in front of the offensive lads mag, problem solved.


ariadneoliver Mon 27-May-13 09:26:18 You aren't alone in your view, lawyers are circling ...

scarletforya Mon 27-May-13 09:28:58

I thought they had to have them on the top shelf! YANBU.

bluecarrot Mon 27-May-13 09:31:44

I moved a paper in front of one of those shite ones with half naked girls on the front as I was in the shop with 6 kids ( aged 1-8) and the shopkeeper shouted at me. I gave him a death glare and he banned me from the shop! I wrote a letter to him and he sent me photos cut out if a porn mag back. Nice. I reported him to council and they said they were forwarding complaint on to another team. His shop closed down shortly after though could be for other reasons...

I watched a documentary about the position of these mags just before the initial shop incident and from memory they were supposed to be over 1.5moff the ground. The doc had secret cameras filming to show that it was being ignored, even in places like wh smith.

If you google the issue there's loads of recent mums net threads and newspaper articles about it.

HollyBerryBush Mon 27-May-13 09:33:56

The woman leading the campaign (forget her name) was being co-interviewed by an ex editor of a 'lads mag' on BBC news this morning.

She did not come across very well at all.

bluecarrot Mon 27-May-13 09:34:15

My DP buys some crappy paper " for the sports coverage" which happens to have a page 3 girl. I've banned him from reading it anywhere but our bedroom and then it must go straight in the recycling. My DD saw it once and was reading all sorts of stuff that made me cringe.

Or maybe I am too fond of cotton wool approach!

squeakytoy Mon 27-May-13 10:06:16

If you take your children to any town centre high street on a sunny day they will see real life women dressed in pretty much the same way as the cover of one of those magazines. The photos are not topless, or naked. They are not going to harm your child.

A child is not going to see the difference between the cover of Nuts and the cover of WeightWatchers with a bikini clad woman on it.

I would be more concerned about the lurid headlines on the front of magazines such as Take a Break and Chat etc.. because when a child is old enough to read, and can read headlines such as "my uncles' 17 sick sex acts" or "gang raped by thugs", I find that much more inappropriate than a woman leaning over a car in her underwear.

Tee2072 Mon 27-May-13 10:14:27

You find it inappropriate for women to write about their abuse?


ByTheWishingWell Mon 27-May-13 10:17:33

squeakytoy, a lot off the photos are topless. If you google 'nuts magazine front cover', you will see that the majority of the photos are topless, with nipples covered by strand of hair/ fingers/ black tape.

SkinnybitchWannabe Mon 27-May-13 10:18:01

I agree with squeakytoy I havent got a problem with lads mags being on show. I hate those 'nice ladies' magazines having stories plastered over the front page about swinging, rape and abuse.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Mon 27-May-13 10:18:06

My DD used to sign 'milk' when she was pushchair age and saw these. Amused me...

ByTheWishingWell Mon 27-May-13 10:18:18

*of *strands blush

MeiMeiMeiMei Mon 27-May-13 10:20:54

Well, I've yet to be in a town centre where a topless woman is stood with one hand over her right nipple (her half-naked female friend is obligingly covering her left nipple for her) and she is tugging down the front of her bikini bottom. We obviously frequent different high streets, squeaky.

They're not lads' mags, they're porn.

Dawndonna Mon 27-May-13 10:21:09

Really squeaky and By the?
I rather had role models like Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson, Tracey Chevalier in mind for my dds.

squeakytoy Mon 27-May-13 10:21:43

There are topless women on beaches throughout europe.. its a pair of tits, not a full frontal nude.

Dawndonna Mon 27-May-13 10:22:30

Apologies to By the was meant to be Skinny up late last night and early this morning!

squeakytoy Mon 27-May-13 10:24:59

I also think magazines such as Heat, which are obsesssed with promoting eating disorders in teenagers much worse too.

MeiMeiMeiMei Mon 27-May-13 10:25:02

would you be bother by a full frontal, squeaky? After all, it's only a vagina hmm

ohforfoxsake Mon 27-May-13 10:27:16

Hate these mags, hate The Sun (why is page 3 still acceptable to some??) and I hate the naked porny t-shirts on display in the windows of shops like Footasylum and Blue Nile. I also hate seeing these t-shirts being worn in the street and young boys sniggering at them.

It seems to be becoming more acceptable for what once would have only been on the top shelf to be pushed in our faces. Presumably because we are all becoming desensitised to provocative imagery.

Fakebook Mon 27-May-13 10:29:48

You weren't unreasonable to cover them. I would have picked them up and put them on a higher shelf with the back page showing.

VinegarDrinker Mon 27-May-13 10:29:50

I'd be less worried by toddler/buggy age kids tbh. They don't understand the difference between mummy naked and a random woman naked IME.

However, preteens/young teens - totally different story. I remember picking up a copy of the Sun on the train for the first time in year 7 (aged just 11) and the total shock and confusion I felt when I turned to p3. It was obvious that the aim was to tittilate adult men and it made me feel sick. Maybe I'd just been mollycoddled?

MrsSpagBol Mon 27-May-13 10:39:55

Bluecarrot - oh my goodness

"I wrote a letter to him and he sent me photos cut out if a porn mag back. Nice."

REALLY?! What a plonker!

Nanny0gg Mon 27-May-13 10:44:52

You find it inappropriate for women to write about their abuse?

It's not women writing about their abuse that's the issue; it's the sensationalist 'journalism' surrounding the writing that's the issue.

And just because that's 'bad', it doesn't make lads' mags 'good'.

itsonlysubterfuge Mon 27-May-13 10:48:17

The thing I don't get is, it isn't just a pair of breasts, it's being provocative. That is why there is a difference between nude art and porn. Just like if you were some place and saw a woman walking around topless vs two fully clothed women rubbing each other all over. I certainly know which one I would rather my children see.

KatoPotato Mon 27-May-13 10:48:49

Have to agree with you SkinnybitchWannabe DS has discovered the joys of reading and asked me the other day what 'Rape Hell' was. This was on the end of a till point next to a smiling woman.

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