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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Nobody's forcing them to be there, but it is forcing a view of women that is insulting and misrepresentative on men too stupid to know better. You may think it's light-hearted fun - but like the Sun, there are people out there for whom this is the only literature they read, and they take it seriously.
    Are you aware what segment of the market Nuts is aimed at?
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    Zoo > Nuts.
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    (Original post by Carl)
    Would I be a sexist for buying it? To be honest the naked girls bit doesn't bother me, I much prefer the stupid trivia and cars bits, as well as the telly guide, which provide fodder for hours of inane and stupid conversation with my housemates. I don't understand why you condemn me as unintelligent just because I read some junk.

    I'm glad you have so much distain for Nuts, just don't expect me to read Heat, Glamour, Cosmo or any of that bull****.
    I condemned you for reading it because I assumed (apols on my part) that you were buying it to read the inane comments these idiotic women make about sex toys and I quote "sleeping in one big bed together in the nude" (my flatmate buys Nuts). I thought you were quite an intelligent bloke - and it shocked me that you read that rubbish. If it is trivia you've after then fine.

    I don't expect you to read chicks mags *shudder*. They're full of rubbish about how you'll never get sex if you're fat, you're ugly etc, weird sex stuff and how to turn men on. Ugh.
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    (Original post by Segat1)
    I condemned you for reading it because I assumed (apols on my part) that you were buying it to read the inane comments these idiotic women make about sex toys and I quote "sleeping in one big bed together in the nude" (my flatmate buys Nuts). I thought you were quite an intelligent bloke - and it shocked me that you read that rubbish. If it is trivia you've after then fine.
    Cool. :cool:

    I don't expect you to read chicks mags *shudder*. They're full of rubbish about how you'll never get sex if you're fat, you're ugly etc, weird sex stuff and how to turn men on. Ugh.
    Indeed.
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    I have a subscription to Maxim for the same reason as Carl says he reads Nuts - It's hilarious and a bit of good fun to read. Maybe it objectifies women - boo hoo. Everything's consentual, and the only person who would take it seriously would be an utter muppet to begin with. I think it's time some of you checked how many pairs of shoes your high-horse is wearing - i think the high altitude and low oxygen is getting to your head.

    Edit: Oh, and no one buys it for the women. If you want to see pictures of naked women, there's far far better resources.
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    (Original post by DanGrover)
    I have a subscription to Maxim for the same reason as Carl says he reads Nuts - It's hilarious and a bit of good fun to read. Maybe it objectifies women - boo hoo. Everything's consentual, and the only person who would take it seriously would be an utter muppet to begin with. I think it's time some of you checked how many pairs of shoes your high-horse is wearing - i think the high altitude and low oxygen is getting to your head.

    Edit: Oh, and no one buys it for the women. If you want to see pictures of naked women, there's far far better resources.
    Consensual

    only person who would take it seriously would be an utter muppet
    like those people who buy red top newspapers? And that's the only news they read? People like that?? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Big Fat Mel)
    Its like any other lads mag but is funded by th joint powers of the Sun Newspaper and the National Socialist Party of Britain. Posing for them would be helping nazis. Don't help the nazis
    Are you on crack? Helping the nazis?

    In my opinion nuts is a load of garbage... id rather read mein kampf than that.

    edit: and id rather do ballet than read the said book
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    (Original post by Segat1)
    Consensual

    like those people who buy red top newspapers? And that's the only news they read? People like that?? :rolleyes:
    You've gotta think about context. Newspapers are there to deliver the news. Sure, The Sun et al do this poorly, but then you wouldn't ask a builder for political commentary. You wouldn't ask a politician to review a DVD player because most probably wouldn't be reading "What? DVD Player Monthly".

    When people only read nuts, that's a fault of their own selves, not of Nuts magazine. The fact of the matter is, you can - and most do - read nuts and get a bit of a laugh, but otherwise have a totally normal social view when it comes to women, society etc. If the people who only read Nuts didn't read Nuts, and instead read nothing, would they be better off? I highly doubt it.

    Again, the people who ONLY read Nuts are idiots. That's been well stated and i'm not going to defend them, but that's their fault, not Nuts's.
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    Again, are people even aware of what Nuts' target market is?
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    hahaha, I just remembered. If you really want to see sexist, this is Nuts' sister French edition for this week:

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    middle aged men
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    (Original post by DanGrover)
    You've gotta think about context. Newspapers are there to deliver the news. Sure, The Sun et al do this poorly, but then you wouldn't ask a builder for political commentary. You wouldn't ask a politician to review a DVD player because most probably wouldn't be reading "What? DVD Player Monthly".

    When people only read nuts, that's a fault of their own selves, not of Nuts magazine. The fact of the matter is, you can - and most do - read nuts and get a bit of a laugh, but otherwise have a totally normal social view when it comes to women, society etc. If the people who only read Nuts didn't read Nuts, and instead read nothing, would they be better off? I highly doubt it.

    Again, the people who ONLY read Nuts are idiots. That's been well stated and i'm not going to defend them, but that's their fault, not Nuts's.
    Nuts'

    I simply don't believe that the utter diatribe in a Nuts mag (and I am referring to the bits where they interview the girls, not the fun trivia/grotesque pictures) needs to be like that. That is what really worries me.

    Carl, tried to find some sort of data on the target market. Still trying. Wiki useless: "aimed at men".

    I imagine it is aimed at 16-32 yr old men. However when I say aimed at, the actuals buying it could be 16-70.

    OMG it's called GUTS? :toofunny: EDIT - at least its not Sluts
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    I always thought segat1 was a man, just by the name and the avatar, god knows why!
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    (Original post by Segat1)
    Nuts'
    Well done, have a golden star!

    I simply don't believe that the utter diatribe in a Nuts mag (and I am referring to the bits where they interview the girls, not the fun trivia/grotesque pictures) needs to be like that. That is what really worries me.
    It worries you because it has girls talking about sex toys? Who cares?! You're totally ignoring all my points and just shoving your fingers in your ears, shouting "LALALALA THEY TALK ABOUT SEX SHHH!!!"

    - The vast majority of people remained entirely unharmed in terms of their social outlook to society.
    - Those affected would be ******* anyway.
    - It's obviously all a bit of fun. Publications that maurade as genuine pieces of intellectual writing, such as The Socialist Worker (Sorry Mel) are far more "dangerous."
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    I can't find internet confirmation either, but I remember from the launch that it's aimed at 18-30 year old young professionals who can afford the gadgets inside the mag, and so probably are educated enough to read other stuff.

    I'm not quite sure what my point is because that doesn't stop Nuts from being the only reading material of a certain, less educated readership.

    As for Guts, it makes sense in French, whereas Nuts doesn't means anything (literally translated Couilles, which is kinda vulgar), whereas Guts, although an English word, is understood by the French.
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    (Original post by SaccerZD)
    I always thought segat1 was a man, just by the name and the avatar, god knows why!
    It's because it sounds like Sagat - the guy in Street Fighter. That bloke was a bit of a brute.

    http://ronssketchpad.combovideos.com...e_switcher.jpg
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    Cheers for the rep SaccerZD
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    no problem...

    (Original post by Carl)
    As for Guts, it makes sense in French, whereas Nuts doesn't means anything (literally translated Couilles, which is kinda vulgar), whereas Guts, although an English word, is understood by the French.
    I don't understand this. Guts, in english, is intestines and innards. Nuts means testicles. What does guts have to with it?
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    ...plus nuts means 'crazy' or 'enthusiastic', like 'nuts about women, cars...'
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    To have guts, like "to be brave"...it translates in French without being vulgar (d'avoir des tripes), and is a sign of masculinity. Yet, French people recognise the word guts and it's significance. Nuts translates to Couilles, which is quite vulgar, and not as short as guts.
 
 
 
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