Lads magazines accused of painting women as "uncomplicatedly available" - Press Gazette

Lads magazines accused of painting women as “uncomplicatedly available”

Shadow schools secretary Michael Gove will attack lads’ magazines such as Zoo and Nuts accusing them of viewing women as sex objects and linking them to the social problems of relationship breakdown and fatherless children.

In a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research in London, Gove will say: “Our strategies for dealing with teenage pregnancy need to be focused more on young men and their responsibilities.”

“That’s why I believe we need to ask tough questions about the instant-hit hedonism celebrated by the modern men’s magazines targeted at younger males.

“Titles such as Nuts and Zoo paint a picture of women as permanently, lasciviously, uncomplicatedly available.”

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