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namechangesforthehardstuff Wed 15-May-13 11:29:53

Don't know where to put this so it gets to MN Towers?

Anyway is Mumsnet lending its not inconsiderable muscle to this campaign to stop children being able to see porn (e.g. In the form of the Sport)? 'Cos I think it should.

There's a video : video probably messed up that link in addition to posting in the wrong place...

Startail Wed 15-May-13 11:48:41

I doubt my DD2 who BF forever and has parents and a big sister who don't worry about nudity gives a flying Fuck. Her big sister certainly wouldn't .

A young child might smile and think being naked is a bit naughty and taboo, but they don't see it as sexual.

The headlines, especially ones talking about violence and murder of young children. DD learnt to read long before she needed to know how horrible a place the world is. I hate the front covers of misery mags I'd ban those before I worried about porn. They are so utterly depressing.

The other thing that concerns me is far more insidious and difficult to put into words. It's that tight, short revealing clothes, heels and make up are the only way to dress up. Not only for the night club, but even in a formal office women have to wear heels and make up Why! The only reason for heels is to make you walk like a bimbo and makeup makes you look the right age for sex (older or younger dependent on who you are). How does this make men take you seriously.

It doesn't and it has very little to do with men anyway the pressure to conform to a certain image of what a woman should look like doesn't come from the porn industry it comes from other women and we need to see that.

namechangesforthehardstuff Wed 15-May-13 12:06:10

Which is part of the problem isn't it? I just don't want dd who also bf forever and takes baths with me and dh seeing really sexualised images of women. Because they DO go in. And I really don't want the boys she's going to grow up with seeing them.

namechangesforthehardstuff Wed 15-May-13 12:07:06

That's not really the point if my post though. It's to see if MN know about it because this seems right up their street...

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 15-May-13 17:49:31

Hi namechangeforthehardstuff. Thanks for posting about this.

Have you seen our ongoing campaign about hiding lads' mags from children's view?

Childeyes Thu 16-May-13 20:49:54

Hi Helen MNHQ

Child Eyes didn't realise the Mumsnet campaign was ongoing. Most of the pictures in the video are from stores covered by the Lad's mags campaign. All of those stores now display Lad mags in view. We have hundreds of pictures as evidence. I mean no disrespect but have to be honest, the campaign did not work. The only way that this kind of campaign can work is if it is enforceable, ie retailers can be held to account when they do not cover up sexual images. Otherwise Mumsnet and Mumsnet's parents/members will have to complaint constantly to keep on top of it. Parents do not have time and it is so nerve wracking having to complain. Child Eyes has extensive evidence to show that self-regulaltion does not work, this includes pictures, complaint replies, a survey and countless parent stories. Please Mumsnet meet us and let us share this information with you.

namechangesforthehardstuff Mon 20-May-13 22:09:36

Thanks Helen I've sort of tried that approach - they're not really interested but will copy your template and have another go... One retailer told me they're under pressure to take The Sport as part of a package of newspapers. Don't know how true that is?

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