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Post: #21
RE: Porn Mag Ban
Seemed clear to me this campaign was aimed at the Loaded etc gang, rather than out and out porn mags. The Guardian open letter even has those mags pictured.

The website for the group leading this 'campaign' contains an article from a sixth form group that took on their local Tesco on this issue and won :

http://ukfeminista.org.uk/2013/02/school...-and-wins/

WHSmith have been targetted previously by various campaigns on this issue, and have always resisted. The woman who did The Sex Education programme on Channel4, which involved showing close-up genitals and naked adults to under-age children, then led a campaign against these mags being displayed at eye-level, and didn't have much success.

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29-05-2013 06:49
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Post: #22
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One isolated case does not a summer make.

Supermarkets tread a fine line between being Mum friendly and attracting high spending male customers. Generally they play it safe, which is why UK supermarkets dont stock porn mags or the Sport. Or even Gay News. Most wont even stock Socialist Weekly. This particular branch of Tescos probably decided that a determined campaign by 50% of its main customer base (female school kids buying lunch and pencils) outweighed sales of lads mags. They might even have cynically calculated that male school kids would continue to shop there in order to meet girls. Depending on geography they might calculate that while the branch will lose some sales, Tesco as a whole wont because the mags will be bought from the next nearest branch. Be in no doubt, the sales analysis teams will be monitoring profits, same they do every week, and will reinstate the mags if they calculate it will increase profits. They are the sort of people who tell managers to put nappies next to beer so Dads picking up a six pack feel guilty and buy something to keep wifey happy (true story).

The school girls did not win, Tesco decided not fighting would win them brownie points. Wonder if they still sell Tattoo Weekly, Bike World and Fantasy Art?

(Fantasy art is typified by the Leg Cling Trope. Plenty there for feminists to object to: "The man is always a Hunk ... with ... a Phallic Weapon on one hand, even maybe stabbing the sky to emphasize the alpha male’s power phallus... the woman is almost always half-naked in a sexualized manner, with a helpless expression and posture that reinforce her submissiveness. The contrast between the male and female characters alludes to the notion that men are defined by their actions and women by their passiveness ... retain the notion of a powerful male and a subordinate female.")

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30-05-2013 01:34
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Post: #23
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There won't be any need for a ban soon according to this BBC story :

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01-04-2014 15:02
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Post: #24
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It's telling that they are closing it, not putting it up for sale. No wannabe publisher out there willing to take a punt on Nuts? The lads' mags market must be folding fast if they think there's no chance of selling it.
01-04-2014 15:58
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RE: Porn Mag Ban
The reason these mags are struggling is because more & more shops will not stock them. My local co-op stopped selling lads mags and sport newspapers last year.
I was in their on Sunday and I saw they still stocked men's health on the cover was a bare chested bloke I wanted to complain that his nipples offended me and I wanted it banned
01-04-2014 16:32
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Post: #26
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(01-04-2014 16:32 )Tractor boy Wrote:  The reason these mags are struggling is because more & more shops will not stock them.

As the headline said "readers migrate to the internet".
01-04-2014 16:38
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I don't think nuts potentially finishing has got anything to do with the anti lads mags campaign. Yes the co-op has stopped selling them but the other big supermarkets still sell the lads mags as do most newsagents.

For me it's because people are not buying lads mags is because of the internet. People are basically saying "why do I need to spend up to £4 on a lads mag, when i can go online and get exactly the same content that the lads mags have in them for free". Most lads mags have seen their sales drop spectacularly (around 70%) as a result and only a matter of time before lads mags started to close. Front has already gone, nuts looks like it is going and wouldn't surprise me if the rest of the lads mags either finish in the near future, either altogether or go online only

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01-04-2014 16:53
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(01-04-2014 16:38 )elgar1uk Wrote:  
(01-04-2014 16:32 )Tractor boy Wrote:  The reason these mags are struggling is because more & more shops will not stock them.

As the headline said "readers migrate to the internet".

They have to if shops don't stock them. I personally rather read a magazine or newspaper in print rather than on a screen
01-04-2014 16:56
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Post: #29
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It won't take them long to start targeting porn shops and getting them shut down now that Lad Mags are almost likely to start disappearing one by one once that is done and porn shops closed down would surprise if they attach themselves to Ofcom to finally banish our beloved TV shows!! I doubt if even Top Gear would be safe.

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01-04-2014 18:19
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Post: #30
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The last issue of Nuts is now on sale (if anyone wants it).
04-05-2014 22:35
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