The feminist society at the LSE have submitted a proposal to ban The Sun and 'Lads Mags' from our Student Union shop.
(Original post by The Feminists)
1.The homogenous representation of women’s bodies illustrated in FHM and the Sun is misogynistic.
2.The images within both publications are heteronormative, in their assumptions of what constitutes ‘normal’ sexual relations.
3.The images assume that women are sexually passive objects; and that relationships between men and women are equivalent to the relationship of predator and prey.
4.The images are often airbrushed and encourage unrealistic and unattainable expectations of women’s bodies. Such expectations contribute to the proliference of eating disorders, and negative body image.
5.Any industry which promotes the objectification of women inevitably has an impact on the sexist attitudes which underpin violence and sexual abuse, and as such cannot be said to be harmless fun.
Why not vote to ban computers and laptops as well? No, instead lets stop publications which show a pair of tits. **** sake, these feminists will do anything to prove there current existence in 2010 is neccesary.
Tell them to find something to whine about that people actually care about.
Then ask them if they have done any research of the student body to see if The Sun has had a negative affect on them, or whether they have just sat down and pulled these conclusions out of their rusty vaginas. However logical they think their reasoning is of how The Sun and FHM is harming people, if they haven't got any evidence then their conclusions are completely worthless.
Bloody Feminazi's. Twenty-first century man has totally subjugated 4 billion years of evolution and now, whenever he looks at a woman, sees only her inner beauty. People who read these publications are obviously throwbacks to a more primitive, superficial time.
I'll read whatever I please and if it offends your sensibilities so be it.
This is something I don't like about student unions. The issues they should be dealing with are student specific ones, not general political issues. Ok in this case it's actually a society proposing this which is fine I guess, as long as the SU doesn't give in.
Men know women get airbrushed etc in mags, the same way they know most pornstars have fake tits and fannies more loose than a wizards sleeve, yet this doesn't discourage their appreciation for a normal womans body.
This is actually ridiculous and pointless. For starters not that many guys buy them in the first place and even if they do it's mostly for a laugh. Only an idiot would expect all women to look like that and don't take it too seriously. Secondly even if you stop selling them there's only a billion zillion gillion squillion pictures of naked women online. They've even invented pictures of naked women that move, don't you know?!