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Child Eyes Victory

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mypoosmellsofroses Mon 24-Nov-14 15:26:20

Just need a bit of a rant. After Tescos finally agreeing to change the displays of certain newspapers (AKA complying with the fucking law!) I have seen so much shit spouted today...

People who are up in arms about their "right" to see scantily clad women etc, people generally being obnoxious twats and making lazy jibes at "parents being precious" and even one man who is concerned that young boys will not "learn about women" as that's how he did confused

It doesn't affect anyone who wants to buy a paper, it just means that we (and especially small children) aren't having to see porn in the supermarket ffs.

Oh, but apparently it's not porn cos there's worse on t'internet/you see more on a Friday night in town/it's no different to an art gallery/insert bollox of your own choice here.

Bangs head pointlessly on desk here and wonders wtf is wrong with peoplesad

mimithemindfull Mon 24-Nov-14 20:10:53

Where was all this being spouted mypoos? Was it in tescos ? I feel very strongly too about this issue and signed the petition. Did you argue back? Not that I'm nosey or owt!

PetulaGordino Mon 24-Nov-14 21:24:38

Learning about women from the cover of the daily sport is a truly tragic thing to admit to

Zazzles007 Tue 25-Nov-14 08:11:08

People who are up in arms about their "right" to see scantily clad women etc

Fucking hell, people have a really, really warped view of what is a 'right' in this day and age. They have been privileged that society has been structured in a way by the dominant patriarchal men who have commoditised and sold women and their bodies for thousands of years. I wish people would go out and do a fucking lot of some research before they spout shit like that.

mypoosmellsofroses Tue 25-Nov-14 08:57:07

I followed quite a few news stories about this and read on to the comments, the Daily Fail was the source of many such gems , not surprising but still depressing as hell.
Would have argued back irl, and have before!

claireredfield Tue 25-Nov-14 15:49:48

More unnecessary censorship from a vocal minority do-gooders, using the lame and tired excuse of 'but what about the children, Waaaa!'. Are you aware that Child Eyes are big fans of Mary Whitehouse ? OP you deserve all the grief you get if you support shit like this. This isn't feminism, this is prudish attitudes and telling women what to do with their bodies yet again. I wonder what else you would like censor? Are we still allowed to wear bikinis or do you think they warp children's minds too?

LurcioAgain Tue 25-Nov-14 16:03:04

Petula grin

Anyway, good result. Not the sort of stuff I want to try to explain to my small boy at the supermarket checkout.

Oh - and quick point of information: it is quite possible to be unprudish and simultaneously not want one's small children prematurely exposed to sexualised images, and to like sex, but think there's a time and a place, and that time and place is not the bloody supermarket checkout queue.

mypoosmellsofroses Tue 25-Nov-14 17:58:31

Are we still allowed to wear bikinis or do you think they warp children's minds too?

Not a very original counter to be sure, but context is everything. I would be happy for my DC to see me naked in the shower, would not be happy to pose naked on all fours salaciously holding a cucumber in front of them.

PuffinsAreFictitious Tue 25-Nov-14 18:25:31

Mypoo, just ignore Claire, she has umm, different idea about women.

My MP when I lived in Aldershot wrote me a long email about how page 3 is no different to Greek sculpture etc. Because he is an complete fuckwit as well.

PetulaGordino Tue 25-Nov-14 18:40:12

Clare's slippery slope argument is mildly entertaining, but moving on

I think there are debates to be had about the supposed purity of intention behind ancient (and more recent) art but much of it pales into insignificance compared to the red tops grin

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