ZOO and the Lads Mag Protest
Posted by charliegrrl on July 12, 2006
ZOO 7-13th July pages 16-17
ZOO have covered the Lads Mags Bill by Claire Curtis-Thomas by coming up with a ZOO Sanitisation Kit– ‘How to make your ZOO MP-friendly’…
They have provided their readers with cut out cardigans and ‘Sunday School-style dresses’ so that they can cover up the naked women in ZOO…
“What a pickle. Last week, Labour backbencher and ZOO reader, Claire Curtis-Thomas, was prevented from reading her copy of our magazine in the House of Commons. As the MP for Crosby attempted to verbalise a final, hurried excerpt from our brilliant Porn Dictionary (Issue112, pg 111), she paused and realised, out loud, that the explanation of a ‘glass-bottom boat ride’ was, in her words, ‘so graphic and repulsive I am prevented from quoting it on the floor of the House of Commons’.
Since that point, strange things have happened. Somehow, Mrs Curtis-Thomas and her conservative views have cause at least three other women who weren’t doing much that day to think ZOO should be located on a higher shelf in the shops, well away from children who may mistake Keeley for a packet of Smarties/crayons.”
ZOO also states that Tony Blair has no problem with ZOO: “Compared with most of what I have to read, particularly about myself, it [ZOO] would probably be a welcome relief. I have a fairly open and liberal mind on this.”
They go on to reiterate the entry of their Porn Dictionary that Curtis-Thomas couldn’t say in the House of Commons:
“Glass-bottom boat ride- ‘One partner wraps his or her head in clingfilm while the other partner defecates on him or her’. In Curtis-Thomas’ world, that’s plain ‘dangerous”.
ZOO people, I can assure you that there are more than ‘three’ other women pissed off with you.