Porn

Nuts, a basically pornographic magazine has seen its circulation fall by 22.5%.  Zoo has fallen by 32.1% and FHM by 19.2%.

Good riddance.  You’re going down fast and I couldn’t be happier.  I’m sick and tired of seeing these “things” on the shelves of our newsagents.  I can feel the anger rising up every time I see magazines like this for sale.  I particularly feel it when I walk into a shop with my daughters.  How dare they inflict this on my girls.  How dare they send out a message that all women are objects of lust.  And how dare they demean me or seek to corrupt me by blasting images into my brain that I don’t want there.

I’ll be brutally honest.  I’m praying that Bauer Media (owner of Zoo, a particularly pathetic title) and IPC Media go bust.  Okay, it will cost people their jobs but I’m a man at war.  Enough is enough.  Its all gone too far and as far as I’m concerned, I’m going to devote a significant amount of energy into trying to cause as much hassle for the publishers as possible.  Let me tell you porn peddlers, theres power in “them grass roots” and a lot of us blokes “ain’t happy”.

By the way, you girls can join in too.  Below this rant is a list of all the titles published by IPC media.  Don’t just moan about it, lets fight it.  If we are serious about the sexualisation of society and truly sick of it all, then lets all stop buying the magazines listed.

In addition theres a campaign taking place to make ‘modesty wraps” a legal requirement.  That means we wont have to put up with the assault on our vision every time we walk into the newsagents.  At least it will help until they go out of business.  Mike Beechams the man behind the campaign and you can sign the petition here; http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/25536

Oh, and a quick message to the cooperative chain of stores.  Show some courtesy and reply to the emails about the campaign.

Don’t buy these titles;

Amateur Gardening

Amateur Photographer

Anglers Mail (magazines)

Bird Keeper (magazines)

Chat (magazines)

Chat – It’s Fate (magazines)

Country Homes & Interiors (magazines)

Country Life (magazines)

Cycle Sport (magazines)

Cycling Weekly (magazines)

Decanter (magazines)

Essentials (magazines)

Eventing (magazines)

The Field (magazines)

4×4 (magazines)

Golf Monthly (magazines)

Volkswagen Golf+ (magazines)

Homes & Gardens (magazines)

Horse (magazines)

Horse and Hound (magazines)

Ideal Home (magazines)

InStyle (magazines)

International Boat Industry (magazines)

Livingetc (magazines)

Look (magazines)

Marie Claire (magazines)

Motor Boat & Yachting (magazines)

Motor Boats Monthly (magazines)

Motor Caravan Magazine (magazines)

Mountain Bike Rider (magazines)

NME (magazines)

Now (magazines)

Nuts (magazines)

Pick Me Up (magazines)

Practical Boat Owner (magazines)

Rugby World (magazines)

Shoot Monthly (magazines)

The Shooting Gazette (magazines)

Shooting Times (magazines)

Soaplife (magazines)

Sporting Gun (magazines)

Teen Now (magazines)

Total Golf (magazines)

TV & Satellite Week (magazines)

TV Easy (magazines)

TV Times (magazines)

25 Beautiful Gardens (magazines)

25 Beautiful Homes (magazines)

25 Beautiful Kitchens (magazines)

Uncut (magazines)

Uncut DVD (magazines)

VolksWorld (magazines)

Wallpaper* (magazines)

Wedding (magazines)

What Digital Camera (magazines)

What’s On TV (magazines)

Woman (magazines)

Woman and Home (magazines)

Woman’s Own (magazines)

Woman’s Weekly (magazines)

Woman’s Weekly Fiction (magazines)

World Soccer (magazines)

Yachting Monthly (magazines)

Yachting World (magazines)


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4 Comments

  1. ToccataAndFudge January 27, 2012 12:26 am 

    Fathers (and mothers) of boys should take note of this too. Not only are our sons being shown, by these magazines, that women are objects of lust, and that they should “look” a certain way with these images blasted into their heads . But a recent study found that many people couldn’t tell the difference between language used by convicted sex offenders, and those found in these so called “lads mags”. I don’t want my boys to pick up a magazine in a few years time and read comments that could quite easily have come from a rapists mouth and have it “normalised” to them.

    There is NO age restriction on buying them either. So if your son has access to his own pocket money, and allowed down the shop on his own…….he could buy one before he’s even hit his teens.

    I would type some examples here of some of the stuff he could read …..but quite frankly they’re too disgusting – easily found via google though. And certainly not something I want my boys reading!

  2. Jonathan Stone February 24, 2012 6:43 pm 

    Carl, I’m so glad I found your blog and this post. I stumbled upon it following a series of comments from a blog of a friend. I wrote about porn several weeks ago here: http://wp.me/seLOs-porn It was a real wakeup call for me! Thanks for standing up against it!
    Jonathan

  3. James Pennington April 23, 2012 3:01 pm 

    Porn is encroaching slowly into many areas of media.. fashion photography, increasingly explicit sex scenes in films (in films that really don’t even need a sex scene at all!!), the way sex is portrayed in soaps, lads mags of course, and last but by nomeans least, the ease by which anyone can access hardcore pornography on the laptops, phones etc at any time they like. I agree that it’s about time we stood against this, and I hope plans to make people opt in to adult rated material rather than opt out, will help to stem this tide a little..

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