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...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Boycott WHSmith

WHSmith are taking the piss. They are not only going against their word and the NFRN guidelines, by stocking porn below top shelf and at eye-level, but they have an offer on at the moment: Buy a Newspaper, Get ZOO Half Price!

This is shameless promotion of a pornographic and misogynistic magazine.

WHSmith Manchester Train Station (09.07.06)
This is a photo of a promotion table at the entrance to a WHSmith store, with ZOO strewn all over.

This is an excerpt from the response from WHSmith when I complained: "From time to time the covers of these titles can cause offence and, therefore, we display these titles in a higher position - on the top shelf and the shelf beneath this. In addition, we do not promote these titles at heights that are inconsistent with these guidelines. "

Excuse me..?!?

If you would like to complain to WHSmith, email


  • At Wednesday, 12 July, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hypocrites! I bet a Mister Smith runs that operation.

    Totally disgraceful, although I am one of those who is also anti-page three cos' that is blatant pornographic lewdness and promotes the exploitation of women as sex objects also.And that can be purchased by a person of any age,and is Britain's bestest-selling newspaper constantly placed on prominant display on a daily basis.Oh,the shame!

    I hate bloody Zoo. Although I have no idea myself how The Daily Sport is still running as well: it's a disgrace to British journalism to have a newspaper that deems photographs of up women's knickers as a front-page scoop!

    OINK! I hear the mutterings of a sexist pig or two around...


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