Blog of Feminist Activism Against Porn

This is a blog of the feminist activism of Charliegrrl and others. This is not a blog to debate the ins and outs of feminism, this is a blog to inspire people to get active and take it to the streets! This blog was started to challenge lads mags bringing porn into the mainstream...who knows what the blog will become...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Photo of Child Reading Nuts

I've come across this photo on the nuts online message board. It is the profile photo of a female member who has entitled this photo 'perv'. The Nuts message board is where women/girls can upload naked photos of themselves in hope of getting into Nuts. This child looks about 3 years old. Furthermore, why are there pictures of children on a pornographic message board..?

4 Comments:

  • At Thursday, 22 June, 2006, Anonymous anna said…

    ffs! Do some parents, just not have a scooby doo? There you go sweetie you read that, while mummy trys to be a porn star for daddy. Looki mummy might be in there soon!
    AND they think it's funy!
    Seriously i'm going to live as a hermit hippy somewhere with no tv or contact with the outside world.

     
  • At Saturday, 24 June, 2006, Blogger Dave said…

    Nuts or Zoo never show anything other than naked breasts. It isn't pornography.

    To be honest, you seem to be the most offended by it, so I suggest you stop reading them. Your (valid) argument will be that you don't want your children seeing such material. The covers of these magazines do not have any naked 'parts' on display, and so having them in the eyeline will do no harm.

    If a child is curious about what they see, then they will seek it out, regardless of whether it be on the top shelf, the internet, or stuffed down the back of Dad's bedside cabinet.

    And if they don't find any there...their school mates will certainly provide ample material.

    What I'm trying to say is that porn isn't becoming mainstream. The Playboy brand is one I don't like to see on young girls, but to take the view that that girls are aspiring to be like playboy models is a little un-educated. The 'bunny' logo/brand/range is designed to look cute and adorable - which is how many young girls want to look.

     
  • At Sunday, 25 June, 2006, Anonymous anna said…

    "Nuts or Zoo never show anything other than naked breasts. It isn't pornography"

    Sorry but it is pornography Dave, trouble is, you'r a misogynist and don't realise it(or maby you do)

    "To be honest, you seem to be the most offended by it, so I suggest you stop reading them.2

    We don't "read" them, we like to access mens mentallity

    "If a child is curious about what they see, then they will seek it out, regardless of whether it be on the top shelf, the internet, or stuffed down the back of Dad's bedside cabinet"

    So because... it's "available " "everywhere" that makes it ok ? does it?
    Well racism used to be OK and so did paedofillia.

    "What I'm trying to say is that porn isn't becoming mainstream. The Playboy brand is one I don't like to see on young girls, but to take the view that that girls are aspiring to be like playboy models is a little un-educated. The 'bunny' logo/brand/range is designed to look cute and adorable - which is how many young girls want to look."

    Pornograpy is not becoming mainstream IT IS MAINSTREAM and no there is NOTHING cute about Playboy or "Bunnys" go and play on your own site PORN TROLL

     
  • At Sunday, 25 June, 2006, Blogger charliegrrl said…

    Hi Dave
    To me, photos of naked breasts of a woman who is deduced to a sexual object, is pornography...

    My main argument isn't that I don't want my kids to see these lads mags...as I don't have any kids. The issue for me is the way they portray women as sex objects for male pleasure and the derogative language they use to describe women.

    Even if a woman is not exposing nipples or vagina, on the front covers of these mags , they are most often naked in poses that deduce women to sex objects and are degrading. This portrayal of women does do harm because girls/women see these images and can feel inadequate as they are most often unrealistic representations of the female body. Furthermore, I feel that in a society that is supposed to uphold gender equality, we shouldn't encourage degrading images of women being in mainstream view. What I mean by women being portrayed as sex objects, is women's bodies being portrayed as sexual aids for male masturbation, with their bodies as meat and holes,in poses that pander to male dominance, with female sexual desire being characterised as desire to comply with men's demands.

    I am not of the opinion that girls buy playboy stationary because they aspire to be playboy bunnies in real life. I think it is unethical for companies to market and sell merchandise brandishing the symbol of porn to children. Also I feel it is out of order for high street retailers to make money from the playboy symbol and of lads mags that are degrading towards women.

     

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