I see that the Nanny State strikes again. A few days ago, David Cameron was seeking to create restrict pornography AND now this…
Publishers of magazines like Front, Loaded, Nuts and Zoo have been given until September 9 to deliver them in packaging designed to obscure the front cover or they will not be sold in 4,000 Co-operative stores.
The decision was hailed as ‘the beginning of a pushback against the increasing sexualisation of society’ and a ‘move in the right direction’ to protect young children from the sexual imagery. Reg Bailey, the chief executive of the Mothers’ Union, who wrote a high-profile report on the sexualisation of children for the Prime Minister in 2011, said: “This is absolutely the right thing to do. I welcome the Co-op’s decision and applaud the company for doing it.
I disagree and NO, I don’t buy ANY such rubbish magazines. I object to the neo-Prudity that lies at the heart of this. Let people make their own minds up! If images of women are deemed SO demeaning, shall we ban women? Shall we ban any of the “red tops” (daily press) that show pictures of women in bikinis and the like?