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Adverts like this have been controversial for decades. In the eighties, they were a feminist issue but, as Britain has become more socially liberal, they are now a mainstream issue. This kind of presentation of women is also an issue during London Fashion Week (partly funded by the Mayor's office) and came up during Boris Johnson's tenure. However, he is an upper class, middle aged white man.
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: neformore
Oh what? How can a weight loss ad featuring women who maintain a proper diet be a bad thing in the country that is right behind the US in its severity of adult and child obesity epidemic?? This man is trying to utilize angry feminists and embarrassed obese people to strike down not only free speech, but a healthy body image. One that is not prone to diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol/blood pressure, back pains and loss of breath from getting up to answer the door?
This man is not concerned for any of that, he just wants to make sure women are covered up and 'don't go around asking to be raped or assaulted' by empowering themselves to display a body that takes a lot of work and proper diet to achieve.
We should be praising the dedication women have to maintaining a fit and healthy body instead of shaming the companies for showing models that do NOT CHOOSE to eat like ignorant slobs with no regard to their health or how a premature death from the complications of having an unhealthy body will affect their family.
originally posted by: ScoobyWho
Funny..I didn't think this was the biggest threat to London and the west. I thought it was jihadists who want to burn it all down. Perhaps he should focus on helping resolve this issue before tackling a few harmless images on a subway. Maybe there is a meatball sub that he feels he needs to eradicate as the biggest threat to his city. Loss of perspective...
originally posted by: mobiusmale
Well, that didn't take him very long...
The newly elected mayor of London's call for a ban on public ads that show scantily clad women has critics complaining the move has more to do with his Muslim roots than his concerns about "body-shaming."
If you don't believe me, just check out what is happening in Sweden, Denmark and other places that are caving in to Muslim sensibilities - and telling their girls that they need to cover themselves up so that they do not offend Muslims...and so as not to incite Muslim men to rape them.
Have fun England!
originally posted by: TerryDon79
What about Boris trying the same thing? He's a white a white Christian.
Hi, I know you weren't directing comments at me, but I figured I would interject
I, as an agnostic atheist liberal, have a simple rule. When you spot a puritan, you fight a puritan. quite simple.
The right wing christians, (even when they are, as you say, a "white a white"..assume that means albino) are no different trying to cover up people through moral outrage as a islamic progressive...not fully sure why we are bringing skintone into this argument..you seem to be fixated in interjecting color of skin into the debate for some reason..you really should check your racism, but I digress.
Also, show me where ANYTHING is being banned.
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: SaturnFX
So do you not think that organisations should be able set their own advertising standards?
But of course he is muslim so it must be Sharia Law right?
originally posted by: Ohanka
Get this Shadow Sharia clown out of office please.
Sometimes I think this country would be better off if an Asteroid hit London, in more ways than one
originally posted by: ScepticScot
assigning this action to some bizarre islamic conspiracy