I’ve just received an email from Peter, with some background to his interesting campaign. I suspect the magazines contribute more to women’s misandry than I’d formerly considered, and I wish him success with the campaign. His email:
I’m very impressed with the quality of your blog and the articles. Many thanks for all the work you must be putting into it.
I thought you might be interested in my own little campaign, called “Curb The Chat Mags”. It concerns the women’s “chat magazines” for sale here in the UK, whose headline and articles encourage suspicion and hatred towards men, week after week.
There are several different weekly women’s chat mags available in the UK, including “Chat”, “Take a Break”, “Pick Me Up”, “That’s Life” and “Love It”. These magazines show headlines on their front pages of sexually violent stories of rape, torture and child abuse, all perpetrated by men. They select only stories that portray all women and children as victims and portray men as the monsters.
They teach children to fear and distrust their fathers and brothers. They are displayed on lower shelves of newsagents often right next to the children’s comics. Their graphic front pages headlines treat subjects like child molesters, murder, incest, cannibalism and pedophiles as topics of light entertainment and a means to make money.
They’re heavily promoted as a casual read for women and they’re the most popular weekly women’s magazines sold in the UK.
Anyone can see the website I have built to support and promote the campaign. Please take a look and if there’s anything you can usefully use on your own blog, you have my full permission to do so.
I would be grateful if you could point out any ways in which you think my site might be improved.