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New Years Resolution

Posted by charliegrrl on January 1, 2007

Happy 2007 to everyone!

My New Years Resolution this year will be to no longer shop in stores that sell porn, Playboy merchandise, and pole dancing kits.

I do not wish to hand over money to those who uphold misogyny.

Thanks to everyone who has supported this blog and to those who have stickered lads mags, turned them over, hid them, burnt them…

because although it may seem like a small, insignificant act of subversion, together we are building resistance to pornography.

Charlie x

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12 Responses to “New Years Resolution”

  1. stormcloud said

    Happy New Year Charlie !

    Keep up the good work – you are an inspiration to many 🙂

  2. Happy 2007 Charlie – yeah well done, keep on polishing that brass neck of yours 😉

  3. Michelle said

    Happy New Year- good luck with the New Year’s Resolution. I’m trying to think of somewhere I can buy a newspaper from, but that doesn’t stock porn…

  4. Rachel H-G said

    Let’s hope for a better 2007 for everyone. Happy new year!

  5. Sian said

    Happy New Year all…

    Michelle – you could always read the news online… print the stories off if you wanted to read them on paper 🙂

    Charlie, I don’t think its small and insignificant at ALL! I think we are really responsible for where we spend our money – I think we make statements every time we put our money down and we support various companies by continuing to help them carry on. I think our personal power lies in OUR money and buying ethical goods in ethical places says a lot. Even ONE person doing it! Live by example I say – people will ask why you won’t go into that shop – you can explain and change opinions – you’re a terrific role model Charlie – I really enjoy your blog and really admire the work you do! Thankyou!

    Sian
    xoxox

  6. Grace said

    Happy New Year to you and all your readers! Apart from trolls obviously…

    You are indeed an inspiration! I’ve been hiding things again, hiding ‘tech-porn’ as I call it is particularly fun when you hide it with knitting and what mortage? magazines!

  7. Awww you guys are kind, you inspire me too x

  8. Late once again with my comments but still I too wish you a good year. No matter how small resistance may appear it does have a ripple effect so continue doing what you do best Charlie – resist!

  9. Daisy Puke said

    Happy New year to all!

    Don’t just resist – pro-actively destruct.

    x

  10. Remember the three R’s they didn’t teach in school:
    Resist!
    Rebel!
    Revolt!
    x

  11. In addition, I have noticed that our Resist/Rebel/Revolt! activities been deemed as “running around slapping stickers on things”

    On some *other* places.

  12. fannyblood said

    i grabbed the sport from the display outside of my local newsagent, threw it on the soaking wet floor and stamped on it with my soggy foot!!!!!!!!!! ha ha … and then left it there to drown.

    sweet satisfaction.

    X

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