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AB Editor | 15:16 Thu 13th Jun 2013 | News
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Should "Lads Mags" Be Removed From The Shelves Of Supermarkets?

  • No - 70 votes
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trigger, yes that's true but the tits come in pairs.
how do they or anyone classify lads mags. This debate raged before about banning them, if you look at the shelves, certainly in our local convenience stores many would be deemed porn, not mags perhaps like Zoo, Nuts or other similar. There seems to a thousand and one titles, not least many for the men do drool over men. I think there is much more porn on websites, so don't know whether banning them would make one iota of difference. I do think some of these mags give young men the wrong impression of women, but that's a personal perspective.
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"I think there is much more porn on websites, so don't know whether banning them would make one iota of difference. I do think some of these mags give young men the wrong impression of women, but that's a personal perspective."

I think they're trying to say that for a big "family" company like Tesco to sell and display these magazines seems to suggest the warped perspective presented by "Lad Mags" normal.
I get the impression that the feminista of our glorious land have a serious problem distinguishing the differences between lads mags and pornography.

the covers don't look that different, many show scantily clad women, i have never liked any publication that objectifies women, sorry if that doesn't sit well with some.
You're perfectly entitled to your opinions Em10 and to be honest I think it's the whole point of this, we are each entitled to our own opinions, to derive
our own personal levels of censorship, to simply choose what we want to look at.

These feministas ( sounds like a good terrorist type name) are forcing their opinions on us...that's wrong
no one is forcing this, it won't become law,
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No, they know the difference Slapshot.

They're suggesting the attitude towards women presented in these mags encourages a culture which disrespects women - for example this is a culture where your 15 year old daughter gets "Nice tits love" shouted at from two men in a white van, and when she ignores them she gets called "a frigid bitch".

Is that something you encourage or condone? Do you think these magazines do anything but encourage this nasty culture of objectification?
i would totally abhor that behaviour, and it's been rife in our society for far too long. It's a misleading title Lads mags, because if you read Nuts, Zoo, FHM, then you may also buy much more explicit material. That it's all lumped together under one banner is my point.
I think that they provide a useful straw in the wind...if you are thinking about gating a bloke and you know that that is what his choice of reading matter is then it saves you wasting time with him before it becomes apparent what a Finance Specialist he is....Its the same as many other things which you see in shoppers baskets in the supermarket.....bodybuilding magazine, a load of salad and a pile of catfood, avoid.....chocolate mousse, a decent gardening magazine and food out of the finest range, maybe....

yes! yes! I am joking.
ha, not gating, dating!!
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"It's a misleading title Lads mags, because if you read Nuts, Zoo, FHM, then you may also buy much more explicit material. That it's all lumped together under one banner is my point."

They might, but "lads mags" is the term used Nuts, Zoo, FHM etc, not the more explicit stuff. Those mags are the "acceptable face" of the degrading actions and calls women face fairly often.

I wouldn't put these mags in the same pile as porn - there's an agreement that porn is unacceptable to have on a supermarket shelf for example.
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And now we know where Woof goes to pick up the hotties.
haha, yes, they say you can tell alot about a person with a quick once-over of their shopping basket!
but it's on shelves in shops, it there for all to see, same as the WWW
Its never been a secret Ed. ;-)
No Ab Editor I wouldn't condone that kind of behaviour nor do I find it acceptable in society.

However as a mature chap, maybe I can't see why these mags would precipitate that kind of behaviour because I can distinguish what's real and what the "fantasy" contained in those pages is. I think the likes of these mags and movies are too easily blamed for some of the wrong is society, easy to blame them than look for other faults
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"I think the likes of these mags and movies are too easily blamed for some of the wrong is society, easy to blame them than look for other faults"

I don't particularly disagree with that point - but you don't think these mags play and contributing factor to a culture where the behaviour I outlined is acceptable to some?
If the lads mags were being given to 3 year old boys and then they turned out to be immature sexist brutes then I could see the causality.

But the boys are buying the Lads Mags because they are already immature Sexist Brutes. Most behaviour is learned from the parents. There is a whole gamut of stimuli and imagery that a boy could see while growing up that will shape his reading preferences. In short, the damage has already been done, if and when they are choosing to purchase these mags.
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"But the boys are buying the Lads Mags because they are already immature Sexist Brutes. Most behaviour is learned from the parents. There is a whole gamut of stimuli and imagery that a boy could see while growing up that will shape his reading preferences. In short, the damage has already been done, if and when they are choosing to purchase these mags."

Quite likely.

Just to be clear, I think UK Feminista has performed another mis-step here to file alongside their campaign to get men to sign a petition saying they wouldn't hit their girlfriends. The whole campaign reeked of men = monster - which is the kind of judgement you want to avoid generally. I have the feeling they're caught in some kind of 70's feminist echo chamber and haven't really engaged with current feminist positions on this stuff.

Anyone think their approach is a bit Mary Whitehouse?

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