Friday, 30 June 2006

Lads Mags

Over the past few days, some Labour female MP's have complained about the presence of "lads' mags" in newsagents. They believe that they are obscene and degrading and should be placed on the top shelves of newsagent shops, rather like pornographic magazines.

Are lads mags porn? IMO, yes. There IS only one reason why they show young women topless or in sexually suggestive poses. This reason is to titilate. The definition of porn is something designed and intended to sexually arouse or titilate.

However, there should be no laws surrounding their sale. In a market anarchy, shops that sold these magazines to children might be ostracised by their community. I doubt many parents would want their younger children to read these publications.

As always, the market would sort things out.