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Banning The Sun/Lads Mags from Sale at LSE Watch

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    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)
    We believe
    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.
    What do people think?
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    I wouldn't have thought that any L.S.E. students were ignorant or stupid enough to buy them in the first place. Banning them is pathetic though; you would have to ban all the mags with handsome guys too! In fact, you might as well just ban everything.
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    Think I detect jealousy...
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    Yeh, if they feel the need to ban these, then they should also ban all the glossy mags with pics of men, normally soaking wet on the beach etc.
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    (Original post by Paul Bartram)
    Yeh, if they feel the need to ban these, then they should also ban all the glossy mags with pics of men, normally soaking wet on the beach etc.
    Agreed.
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    At least you aren't at Manchester, where the student union shop is literally just pens, paper and imitation brand orange juice. I think they've banned more things than New Labour (SATIRE!)
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    Oh, just thought - all this is a bad idea. Don't sell the mags, the business will then be transferred to shops near by. Not very economical fpr the uni is it!
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    http://jpberube.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/sexism.jpg

    THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^

    Feminists need to shove right off, We can buy whatever we like. Is this all they have to do in the feminist society? They resort to petty issues like lads mags when there are real issues such as pay equality that need addressing? Any moron can see that people can just go to the internet for porn - if this is genuine (no source given) then they need to sort out their bloody priorities.
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    It's an interesting idea, but as opinions of women are probably already formed by the age of 18 I don't know what use it would really be.
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    I would love to have ten minutes alone with one of these stupid feminist *****es. Really put her in her place. Rape-tastic.
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    They're feminists (i.e. idiots); who cares.
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    I have to agree with these feminists on this issue. These nude images are degrading to women and reduces them to mere sex objects.
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    Absolutely ridiculous.
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    It's pathetic to whine for a ban on these kinds of things, the females in the magazine were not exactly forced to take such pictures. Infact, the females in those magazines not only likely enjoy thier work for the recognition and success of being well known, but i'm sure they're making damn good money while they're at it!

    What happened to personal liberty huh? ;<
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    absolutely ******* ridiculous

    there's not much else to say really....

    Actually, would like to make the point that surely it's more sexist to go, these women aren't allowed to pose naked and people aren't allowed to look at them, sexual empowerment and that, can't women do what they want?!?
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    (Original post by Paul Bartram)
    Yeh, if they feel the need to ban these, then they should also ban all the glossy mags with pics of men, normally soaking wet on the beach etc.
    This.

    But we all know feminists don't give two ***** about equality :rolleyes:
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    I agree with all five of their statements.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    I agree with all five of their statements.
    Same. Lots of retarded, knee-jerk anti-feminists in this thread.
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    The S*n should just be banned full stop.

    But if these feminazis want to ban lads mags what about all the girls mags such as More etc that go out of their way to show men as sex objects?

    Or they could just get over it and understand nobody cares and they are hypocrites.
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    (Original post by meskell)
    The S*n should just be banned full stop.

    But if these feminazis want to ban lads mags what about all the girls mags such as More etc that go out of their way to show men as sex objects?

    Or they could just get over it and understand nobody cares and they are hypocrites.
    ^would really be the best for all involved
 
 
 
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