Should magazines like the above be banished to the top shelf?
A Labour MP has waged war on ‘lad’s magazines’, arguing that brash titles such as Zoo and FHM should be banished to the top shelf in newsagents.
Claire Curtis, MP for Crosby in Merseyside, has branded such magazines repulsive and argued that front page pictures of near-naked female flesh should not be displayed at childrens’ eye level.
What do you think of the ‘lad’s mag’ publishing phenomenon? Are these magazines degrading to women, or just an irreverent bit of fun?
Which do you think is more damaging: women’s magazines that use extremely thin models, or lads’ magazines that feature curvier girls in provocative poses?
(From a Daily Telegraph article)