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Manchester Demo against Lads Mags and Porn Papers

Posted by charliegrrl on August 20, 2006

New Labour are holding their annual conference in Manchester 24th-28th September.
Northwest Feminists are organising a demonstration, outside the conference, calling for Lads Mags and Porn Papers to be treated as top-shelf pornography and calling for retailers to stop selling them.

Details:

Sunday 24th September 2pm onwards

Barbirolli Square Manchester G-Mex Centre

Objectives:

Lads Mags and Porn Papers to be on top-shelf, above adult eye line and obscured. Also, for there to be an age limit on buying such publications.

Criticising retailers who sell and promote Lads Mags and Porn Papers. Asking how can they justify selling misogynistic and sexually denigrating publications..?

Bring placards and banners. Campaign material will be posted here shortly…

If you are interested in joining us, then let me know so we have an idea of numbers, and so we can meet people on arrival.

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2 Responses to “Manchester Demo against Lads Mags and Porn Papers”

  1. Too bad that I live at the other end of the country and am grid-locked in work shifts, yet I shall be there in spirit!

    I’m glad that at long last there are other people out there who consider this an important issue and that we are not a nation of girlfriends who just let their partners consume this trash, place a copy of Zoo on the coffee table and actually say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  2. Stormcloud said

    I urge all UK feminists that can get to the demo in Manchester, to ‘hell and high water’ GET THERE.

    We need numbers to show that we are serious about these issues.

    The demos in the 70s got press coverage because of the numbers. Please don’t “leave it to the other gal”!

    Please also let Charlie know if you are coming, or think you are coming, so that she/we can prepare accordingly.

    Let’s make the 3rd wave, a frickin’ Tsunami!

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