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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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The argument for lad's mags treatment of women:
"And what of the women who help us make the magazine? I mean not only the significant number of female journalists working at Nuts but the hundreds of ordinary young women who write to us, send us their pictures, jokes and facts, who turn up to our club nights, who want to be on our pages. It is paradoxical that the elements of ''lad mags'' that campaigners see as most problematic cannot be produced without the enthusiastic participation of women.
They are there because they hope to turn modelling into a source of income. I can hear the tutting middle classes telling these girls to study to become lawyers and doctors. Well some are, and simply want to supplement their earnings, and some just want to get rich by being sexy. They should be free to make these choices. This is feminism in 2006. These confident, modern women are a force to be reckoned with."