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Kilmacolm Campaign against Lads Mags

Posted by charliegrrl on November 18, 2007

Margaret Forbes, from Kilmacolm in Scotland, has been leading a succesful campaign urging supermarkets and retail outlets, to stock lads mags on top shelf, and partially concealed. She has managed to encourage Morrison’s Supermarket to display lads mags on top shelf.

She has collected almost 200 signatures from Kilmacolm residents supporting her campaign and will continue by urging the Scottish Government to take action.

A lot of women, and men, have said they back me all the way and this stuff shouldn’t be displayed in front of children. I’m still going to keep fighting.

Read the full report from here

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15 Responses to “Kilmacolm Campaign against Lads Mags”

  1. […] Kilmacolm Campaign against Lads Mags […]

  2. Rachel H-G said

    Oh dear, an MRA who can’t use the reply function on WordPress.

  3. April said

    Good for her. Good idea too.

  4. Tumbleweed said

    Hi there. Anybody mind if I blow through the vast gaping vacuum of disinterest that this woman has provoked?

  5. polly styrene said

    I think maybe you mean uninterest (lack of interest) Tumbleweed. To be disinterested means you are unbiased. Anyway congratulations to Ms Forbes for harnessing consumer pressure to get supermarkets to think about what their customers actually want.

  6. Tumbleweed said

    And yet you understanded anywise. Isn’t language wonderstuff?

  7. CharlieLies said

    How does Polly Styrene know what the customers want?

    Oh… she doesn’t. She knows what she wants them to want though.

    I see.

  8. Rumblefish said

    It’s a shame you’re not familiar to the area. If you were, you might know that Ms Forbes has some interesting views on abortion, in that she thinks it should be illegal. Still, we can’t get on with our friends all the time.

  9. Rumblefish said

    Yes, I know that should be “familiar with.” Sheesh.

  10. Polyestergirl said

    Tumbleweed:
    “And yet you understanded anywise.”

    Well, what you said initially didn’t make any sense, so Polly Styrene was merely explaining to you what you did mean, considering you don’t appear to know yourself. And if you are soooo not interested, why are you boring yourself by going out of your way to visit a blog that is evidently activist against Lads mags et al…?????

    CharlieLies Says:
    “How does Polly Styrene know what the customers want?
    Oh… she doesn’t. She knows what she wants them to want though.
    I see.”

    Well, the article just explained that customers are not happy campers and all… Still don’t know where PS could have possibly gotten the idea from…

  11. Tumbleweed said

    “And if you are soooo not interested, why are you boring yourself by going out of your way to visit a blog that is evidently activist against Lads mags et al…?????”

    Her spectacles alone were worth the price of admission. Now shut up, you humourless twergus.

  12. faith713 said

    Keep up the good work! Pornography exploits and degrades human beings. Whoever supports such injustices does so out of selfishness or greed.

  13. Suzannah said

    GREAT!
    I think its a fantastic idea! I mean, jeez! Women used to aspire to be Presidents, Prime Ministers, Spitfire Pilots in the wars! And NOW!? I have friends who wanna be models, and Playboy make-up is now out in stores with cheap, tacky chat-up lines pasted on the tubes of lip gloss!
    GET SOME AWARENESS KIDS
    I think its a great Idea, and as you have probably already realised, I feel very strongly about it.

  14. Chester. said

    Well done lady. Glad you got the courage totally agree with you. Wish you well. The “Great” needs to be put back on our country. That junk needs to be stopped. And I aint no prud!

  15. Kami said

    Men who watch porn are cheating on their significant others. I was surfing the net looking for something to back this up, when I stumbled upon a sad blog about how porn has made one woman want to alter her body to become perfect for her mate. It made me sick. Here is a link. http://tiffanysworldorandom.blogspot.com/2008/03/perfection-unending-affair.html

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