Lads' mags protesters to lobby outside Tesco Extra in Broadstairs
Protesters against lads' mags are expected outside a Tesco supermarket in Thanet today.
Organised by feminist charities, protests are being held across the country.
Campaigners are hoping to convince Tesco stores to lose lads mags altogether.
Leading the Thanet demonstration will be Diane Middleton, at Tesco Extra in Westwood Cross, Broadstairs.
Diane Middleton is protesting against lads' mags
The move follows the campaign by Caroline Craido-Perez to use the image of Jane Austen on the £10 note.
Caroline and London MP, Stella Creasy who supports her, had death, rape and bomb threats because of this action via social media sites.
They claim magazines and the internet make the sexualisation of women and young girls and boys too easily available to the general public.
The campaigners claim magazines such as Zoo, Bizarre and Nuts are dangerous and a first or second route into abuse.
They chose Tesco because it is the largest retailer in the UK.
Diane Middleton said: "Our argument is these magazines are freely available amongst the cornflakes and fruit; they are degrading to women and they are dehumanising.
Zoo and Nuts are among the mags campaigners are protesting about
"There has been talk of modesty covers or toning down the front covers, but it all builds in to mythology that is in some people's minds, which has terrible effects on women that violence and dehumanisation is OK.
"I agree with free speech; you could argue if you took these magazines away from the shops that you would be affecting that free speech, but our point is these magazine are being sold in the wrong place - in family friendly retailers - it’s outdated."
"It’s been proven that these magazines have a very strong effect on the way young men regard young women in life after being subjected to this kind of material too many times.”
Tesco has said it has struck a deal with the publishers to tone down the front covers.
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