Porn Filter: An affront to liberals and conservatives

To those following the government debates on access to internet pornography, the  announcement of an opt-in porn filter will not surprise, but may disappoint. David Cameron has been hinting that he’d throw this red meat to a social conservative base greatly disappointed in their Conservative Prime Minister legalising same-sex marriage. Yet this illiberal move should […]

Continue Reading

‘Lads’ Mags’, modesty bags and the naked truth about fashion

The current debate raging in the British media on the proposed ‘censorship’ of Lads’ Mags in high street supermarkets such as the Co-operative raises important questions about fashion publications directed at women.  As the Lose The Lads’ Mags campaign initiated by the groups UK Feminista and Object notes, the sexualised images that colour the pages in […]

Continue Reading

St Anne’s votes against blocking porn

A motion to ban student access to five porn websites was defeated in a St Anne’s JCR meeting last Sunday. The motion was proposed by the JCR Equalities and Access Officer Joe Collin in an attempt to make a public statement of the common room’s opposition to “violent and degrading pornography.” Generating considerable debate that […]

Continue Reading