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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    . 😀Don't see the difference.
    One is aimed at getting men's rocks off, the other one isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    I don't see what all the fuss is about. The pic doesn't scream 'sex' to me. It is a girl with a nice bod on her knees in a bikini, good on her. I don't think she is overly posing. I kneel like this in short shorts and a singlet on my loungeroom floor playing with baby all the time. 😀Don't see the difference.
    I'd suggest that the photographer had a significantly different brief than 'exactly like a mum in a bikini playing on the floor with her baby' :-)

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    Google Image of HOT4s brings up quite a few of their front covers. There seems to be a distinctive theme, scantily clad women draped over cars with come hither poses that include legs apart and posing in such a way as to emphasise the shape of the hips and b00bs. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=h...g&ved=0CC4QsAQ (Warning: Not suitable for work!!)
    Whilst they are not the only company to use this angle they are yet another drop in the ocean of a society that is so accepting of the objectification and exploitation of women.

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    This is why its ridiculous that anyone complains about a mother breastfeeding her baby where u normally see much less than on that mag cover.

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    I hate seeing these kind of mags in supermarkets at children's eye level. I don't want my kids seeing this kind of objectification as normal and thinking that's how women should look.

    My DH is actually my hero on this issue. He made a complaint about the mags being inappropriate for displays where children see them to our local service station and they moved them away from the checkout. He's also complained about them being sold at the work cafeteria as being inappropriate for a workplace and they removed them altogether. (What hypocrisy for work to sell them at the cafeteria when if you got caught looking at one at work you'd be disciplined...This is a government office, mind you!)

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    I found that for me once I saw the objectification of women that really does come from images such as these, it was like I put on a pair of new eyes and nothing was ever the same again.
    I know many women don't see the big deal or the fuss and think women like myself are precious or prudish or OTT but in my opinion there is damage here, there are women's bodies used for sale and to sell products and I am not ok with it.
    In answer to the OP, I would have spoken to the manager as I have in the past. I also sign petitions regularly and actively try and campaign against the objectification of women.
    I always hope that other women will find their other eyes and instead of me being told repeatedly that I'm reading too much into this that they realise that they aren't reading into it enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I found that for me once I saw the objectification of women that really does come from images such as these, it was like I put on a pair of new eyes and nothing was ever the same again.
    I know many women don't see the big deal or the fuss and think women like myself are precious or prudish or OTT but in my opinion there is damage here, there are women's bodies used for sale and to sell products and I am not ok with it.
    In answer to the OP, I would have spoken to the manager as I have in the past. I also sign petitions regularly and actively try and campaign against the objectification of women.
    I always hope that other women will find their other eyes and instead of me being told repeatedly that I'm reading too much into this that they realise that they aren't reading into it enough.
    This is possibly one of the most fabulous posts I have ever read on BH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    This is possibly one of the most fabulous posts I have ever read on BH.
    Oh thank you. It's so hard to not come off like a self righteous kn0b with this subject. I don't ever want to presume I'm somehow better because I have found my other eyes but I really, really, really hope we as a global community can make some changes. We owe it to our kids and ourselves.

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    I personally would not have even noticed. We have bought magazines like these in the past pre kids and DD found a box of them and loved flicking through them. To her she saw the cars, and that's all. I think unless you teach your children that these images are wrong and sexualised that they aren't going to know this sort of thing. We are very openly nude at home when showering/changing and my just turned 2yr old daughter knows about boobs and penises and vaginas but we also don't make a big deal about them either. I understand people have a differing opinion and I'm completely happy for them to feel the way they do, it doesn't affect my day-to-day life how people feel about different situations.

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    Devil's Advocate time:

    If they keep them high, people complain about them being overly visible.

    They drop them to the bottom shelf and evidently still can't win.

    Where should they be kept?

    ("Not being printed at all" is not an answer)

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