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this is tiresome and a worry isn't it?

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teenytinypontypine Thu 13-Oct-16 17:37:17

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/lads-mags-rapists-students-psychology-study-hostile-sexism-donald-trump-a7358481.html

Basically, men couldn't distinguish between 'banter' in a lads mag and quotes from actual rapists. I'm glad we have gone a little distance from the lad mag culture with so many of them having disappeared over the last few years, but it just goes to show that the ideology they espouse is still alive and well.

0phelia Thu 13-Oct-16 17:52:05

Lad mag culture hasn't disappeared just because lads mags have fallen away.

The culture has just moved a bit. Into the Internet. And grown into a free-for-all, anonymous, free download porn, rate-your-hooker, revenge upload pics, peado frenzy.

I yearn for the innocent days of Lads Mags. Blokes used to talk to each other and try to pull in clubs. Now they just silently share grim Porno with each other and buy sex online.

(Cynical, me)

WitchSharkadder Thu 13-Oct-16 18:02:13

I completely agree with Ophelia, I don't think 'lad mag' culture is declining, it's just sales have suffered because we now live in a digital world.

I'm not defending and my of the quotes in that study, the examples I read were absolutely appalling, however, I also couldn't tell which ones were 'jokes' from lad mags and which ones were quotes from rapists. I don't think it reflects badly on the participants in the study that they couldn't tell either because they were all the same mysoginistic, disgusting quotes in tone. I also read that th participants realised they were vile when they weren't in the 'lad mag' context.

WitchSharkadder Thu 13-Oct-16 18:02:46

*any of the quotes.

Xenophile Thu 13-Oct-16 20:03:46

We no longer need lads mags, we now have the lad bible, and various other sites that perpetuate ideas of women being fucktoys

deydododatdodontdeydo Thu 13-Oct-16 21:04:37

I also couldn't tell which ones were 'jokes' from lad mags and which ones were quotes from rapists. I don't think it reflects badly on the participants

Me neither, I thought the headline was strange - the point is not that the men are incapable of telling, but that the quotes are indistinguishable i.e. it's the mags at fault.

0phelia Thu 13-Oct-16 21:21:29

Rape culture isn't the fault of Lads Mags.

zefcal Tue 18-Oct-16 01:16:43

Donald trump is an idiot full stop. Embarasses the whole of america.

scallopsrgreat Tue 18-Oct-16 09:33:10

Rape culture may not be the fault of lad mags. They certainly feed/fed it wholeheartedly though.

booklooker Wed 19-Oct-16 06:17:12

How many women would have been able to tell the difference?

Or am I missing the point?

RiceCrispieTreats Thu 20-Oct-16 21:41:36

The point is that no one can tell the difference, since rape culture IS our society's version of "normal".

Ie. that magazines seen as mainstream and acceptable, are actually very rape-y.

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