This British politician is leading a petition by feminist campaign group Object for lads mags like Nuts and Zoo, lifestyle magazines (ahem) that feature pretty much 100% coverage of tits and ass, to be banished to the top shelf alongside more hardcore neighbours. Their teenage boy readership won’t be able to reach these “repulsive” and “degrading to women” publications up there, at least not without causing a right old scene. Doesn’t she remember being young, full of hormones and needing a nudie fix? The porno debate gets my knickers in a twist every time. I’ve read all the books and I’m still no clearer which side I’m on. But having an investigative quick flick myself the other day, I came to the conclusion she had about as much chance of controlling the desire of teenage boys as I do of winning the weekly “look at my girlfriend’s knockers” competition, i.e. not very likely but an interesting idea.
– Cat McShane