The chairman of Tesco said Britain's biggest supermarket chain will consider taking lads' mags off its shelves, after revealing that reading one had left him startled . Richard Broadbent said:
I bought one of
these lads mags recently. I was startled at what I saw. But I think we should be thoughtful in our response. I don't immediately know what the answer should be. But I am willing to look at changes.
The chairman of the country's
largest retailer was responding to a female shareholder at its annual meeting. She asked for the titles to be removed from stores because they were offensive to women.
The annual general meeting saw a small demonstration from organisations
wanting to ban lads' mags. UK Feminsta and Object are coordinating the miserable campaign under the banner: Lose the Lad's Mags.
Women from the No More Page 3 campaign have staged a 1970s inspired flash mob outside The Sun headquarters in an attempt to get the tabloid to remove images of topless women from its Page 3.
The protesters danced and sang in front of the
Wapping office block to the 1970s tune Y.M.C.A --- using their own lyrics and choreography.
Page 3 puts porn on the bottom shelf. It's not 1970 anymore, there's no place for this sexism today.
We're here to say we want No More Page 3!
Saturday's demonstration was organised by the No More Page 3 campaign, which was kicked off by writer and actress Lucy Holmes during last summer's London Olympics. The campaign has
grown into a full-time operation staffed by a team of 12 volunteers.
Nutters claim that society is being harmed by sexualisation, internet porn, violent movies and violent computer games. So how come Britain is getting a more peaceful place with significantly reducing violent crime?