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London's new Muslim mayor takes aim at sexy subway ads

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posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:40 AM
a reply to: Whodathunkdatcheese

In short,

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.

Exactly why I'm trying to see it from that stand point. Had already heard of the issue in the past and was familiar that it's not a new subject.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:52 AM

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.

Best comment!

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 02:12 AM

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...

And in related news Sadiq Khan has been seen walking and chewing gum at the same time.

The Mayor of London has a lot of responsibilities and runs a city bigger than a lot of countries. Are you really suggesting he should down tools on every other issue until the problem of islamic terrorism is resolved? Are you suggesting the same for all politicians or is there something special about Sadiq Khan?

edit on 16-6-2016 by ScepticScot because: Typo

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 02:29 AM
I've never understood why anyone would be offended by advertising. As long as it's not of a vulgar or perverse nature, who cares.

Advertising is supposed to be appealing to the eye. I mean I'd much rather look at a picture of a juicy well put together hamburger, with crisp lettuce and vine ripen tomatoes, than a meatball between two slices of white bread.

In no way do I mean to offend women by comparing them to hamburgers. I also do not mean to offend wheat bread by choosing white bread. I'm also not a paid troll for McDonald's.
edit on 16-6-2016 by AntisocialAnxiety because: Added a disclaimer.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 02:47 AM
a reply to: seentoomuch

Well doesn't that just figure?! Frankly I wouldn't want my ex-husband back! If I could maybe have a brand new one I'd think about it! 😀

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 06:22 AM
a reply to: 3danimator2014

a smaller asteroid could definitely do with hitting a few select areas in London...

...there's no denying that

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 06:47 AM
Good on him...Why should I be subjected to images of scantily clad 'persons' while I go about my daily business? Where is my freedom of choice?
He seems like a nice guy with good family values. Maybe if he had a name like 'Sid Smith' this wouldn't be an issue.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 07:09 AM

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!

Well... The same thing is about to happen in Copenhagen, and by no means is townhall a muslim majority.

I honestly think that in this particular case, there is more sense than sensibility adhered to the cause. I have no qualms with not being able to see half naked chicks. Why should that be a right?

I'll even say this... I despise religion, I'm one step away from being a radical atheist
but if it was up to me, there would be a total ban on tobacco and much harder laws on alcohol, similar to those in Norway. Not because I think Christians or muslims are right, but simply because it makes sense, as both substances are a burden for the individual body and thereby a burden on society in the long run.

You should not be able to choose to # up you one-time fleshy vessel, and then come crawling for hand-outs when it wears down.

As for girls in bikinis... mostly it will be people who don't get their share of sex who will complain. And frankly I don't care. Girls in bikini posters aren't exactly curing poverty.

I see no relations between removing poster like that and actualy human girls wearing what ever they want. I'll still kick any male idiot in the head if he tries to rape a girl, regardless of what she is wearing. People like that are unfit for living.
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posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 07:15 AM

As a firm Anti Radical Islam person I do watch what mr Khan is doing and I DO care how I've seen other countries becoming more pro Radical with out consent and I do NOT agree with it, this isn't an Islamic country and it never should be, people can practice their faith but making demands to change a culture is UNWANTED and OFFENSIVE.

BUT as a father of an anorexic girl I'm not against what he is doing regarding the images pushed by media, I can assure people that for some young people this is a terrible issue that is made worse by media going way overboard with pushing an ideal size which is often bordering an anorexic size. Anorexia is a horrible mental health issue that destroys the body and mind of a previously perfectly ok person, its primarily a female issue but not exclusively and the damage I have seen to my daughter and others in the hospital she was in would make most people weep...

For that reason alone I agree with the monitoring of images used to advertise and push a size agenda, I have no problem seeing a happy set of young people appearing to have a good time on a beach but lets not be daft and make the people unrealistic compared to the broad spectrum of real people.

Should Mr Khan found to be pushing ANY pro Islamic agenda to affect our culture then he should be sacked at that second and I'm sure there's many Muslims who would agree with me.
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posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 07:55 AM

originally posted by: Kali74
The fragile right whines again.

Fragile right? Um okay. I guess the left with their ridiculous college "safe spaces" are an example of strength?

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 10:04 AM
Does it count as body shaming if i'm showing off my ridiculously beautiful backside?

It gains its beauty from its luminosity, for it has never seen the Sun.

The sorrow will be great if we all cast our eyes aside. Where will beauty be?
edit on 16-6-2016 by TheWisestCumbrian because: (no reason given)

(post by SaturnFX removed for a manners violation)

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 10:45 AM

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 10:52 AM

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 seem to be fixated in interjecting color of skin into the debate for some really should check your racism, but I digress.

Also, show me where ANYTHING is being banned.

Ahh, ok. lemme google that for you
BBC website good enough for you?

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:24 PM
a reply to: SaturnFX

So do you not think that organisations should be able set their own advertising standards?

Or is it that the standard is being set by an elected official who included it in his manifesto? (politician keeping promise shocker)

An elected official who is pro womens/LGBT rights (including voting in favour of gay marriage)

But of course he is muslim so it must be Sharia Law right?

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:45 PM

originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: SaturnFX

So do you not think that organisations should be able set their own advertising standards?

London mayor plans negative body image advert ban on Tube, buses and trains
...a mayor is not a organization..a mayor is a mayor

But of course he is muslim so it must be Sharia Law right?

but it doesn't matter to me
when you see a puritan imposing their morality through political means, you fight that it christian, muslim, buddhist, atheist, etc...legislating morality of body image is very far over the line.

To buy into the argument the mayor is saying, you must find a woman exposing her stomach to be somehow inapproprate in western society. I reject that, I will fight anyone who would try to push that.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:47 PM

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

Absolutely, but as you may know the votes were rigged. A van full of postal votes got stolen, cant think what a crook would want with postal votes.

As for asteroid hitting London I agree, it needs a good cleaning out!

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:56 PM
a reply to: SaturnFX

TFL is a public body that comes under responsibility of the London Mayor's office.

Personally I don't find the advert in the least offensive (but then it is not targeted at me). I don’ even support his party (Haven't voted labour since the 90’s)

However he is perfectly within his rights and was elected on a promise to implement this policy.

What I object to is the double standard of posters assigning this action to some bizarre islamic conspiracy when they clearly know nothing about Sadiq Khan or the policy.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:00 PM

originally posted by: ScepticScot
assigning this action to some bizarre islamic conspiracy

...its a conspiracy website

I am in favor of vigilance. Is this due to his islamic roots showing?...maybe..but probably not (at least not 100%), but its better to keep watch verses get into a slippery slope of censorship. the UK is becoming more and more conservative here. new bans on types of porn, "sexism" in video games, is a fairly brisk pace towards something potentially bad going on and its best to hold up anything that may be relevant.

is this could be.

posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:10 PM
a reply to: SaturnFX

Yep and when conspiracies are nonsense it gets pointed out.

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