Saturday, 15 August 2020

Curb The Chat Mags

These women's chat mags are causing as much damage to our society as the lad's mags.

"I'LL TORTURE YOUR NAN UNTIL SHE BEGS TO DIE"  from women's chat magazine "Love It!"
"I'LL TORTURE YOUR NAN UNTIL SHE BEGS TO DIE"
Front page headline from women's chat magazine, "Love It!"
  • There are several weekly women's chat mags for sale in the UK, with titles like "Chat", "Take a Break", "Pick Me Up", "That's Life" and "Love It". 
  • They publish stories of rape, incest, violence, murder, paedophiles, torture, cannibalism, mutilation and child abuse, for the casual entertainment of women.
  • Their stories have been deliberately chosen to depict men as evil monsters who prey on helpless women and children.
  • Newsagents display them on low shelves, often close to children's comics.
  • Millions of these magazines are sold every week.

These magazines have strong adult content displayed on their covers and in the stories they feature.   Help us get them treated as adult material and moved to the newsagent's top shelves in sealed bags so only the title is visible.




October 2017 women's chat mags showing a prominent use of the word "RAPED" on their front pages, presumably to encourage females to buy them - or their children if they have the money.
These women's chat mags all show a prominent use
of the word "RAPED" on their front pages.

  (Photo taken at a Tesco Store, 25th October, 2017)

This is the main campaign website where you can also leave comments for us.
We have a "mobile-friendly" website on bit.ly/CurbTheChatMags


Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Disturbing Facts about Chat Mags

Disturbing Facts about Women's Chat Mags

Here are some facts about women's chat magazines you may never have considered before...
Sexual abuse, incest, paedophiles, corpse disposal, child rapists, dead babies and an axe in the skull
Just some of the tasteless subjects on the front pages of the May 2017 crop of women's chat magazines,
promoted as a "casual read" for women and displayed on shelves close to the children's comics.


  • Women's chat magazines publish weekly stories of violent rape, sex and death, deliberately selected to portray men as evil monsters with females and children as their helpless victims.
  • They are heavily promoted as a "casual read" for women and feature subjects such as domestic sexual violence, child abuse, murder, incest, rape, torture, paedophiles and even cannibalism.
  • Children are exposed to these adult magazines on a daily basis in the stores and in their homes as part of their everyday lives.
  • These adult-themed magazines are displayed on shelves near the children's comics.
  • Headlines often contain words like "DADDY", "MUMMY" and "DEAD" that jump out at a child, even from a brief glimpse.
  • Their front covers even resemble children's comic book, attracting children to look at them.
  • These magazines make money from trivialising subjects like child abuse.
  • They teach children to distrust their own fathers and brothers.  
  • Children can easily buy these low-cost magazines over the counter.
  • Some children's groups, such as Child’s Eye Line UK, have spoken out about the negative impact these magazines have on the mental health of children.
  • They promote themselves as "true life" but have been caught faking images.
  • Some contributors who have had their stories published have complained that the magazine had "made things up".
  • Women's chat mags have been described as being "magazines for misandry" yet remain unchallenged.
  • They are the most popular weekly women's magazines sold in the UK, selling millions every week.
These magazines contain strong adult content and need to be treated as such.  
Help us get them moved to the top shelves in sealed bags so only the title is visible.


2017 Summer chat mags: Just a bit of casual fun for mum...
"He abused my TWIN and made me WATCH"
"KILLED BY HIS DADDY"
"I KILLED GRANDAD FOR HAVING SEX WITH MUM"
"BOYFRIEND TURNED RAPIST TO BE LIKE HIS DAD"


Sunday, 12 July 2020

Just suppose...?


These womens chat magazines publish stories that have been deliberately selected to portray men as evil and cruel killers and do so for the casual entertainment of women.


But what if...?

"RAPED"
Chat, woman's magazine
What if there were weekly magazines for sale that ONLY selected and printed horrific murder stories where all the rapists and murderers were BLACK and all their victims were WHITE?   

We would consider it racist and have it removed from the shelves.  

And yet these women's chat magazines use the same approach when they select their stories to publish.  The killers are always male and the victims always female.





And just suppose...?

"WAS HE OVERSIZED?"
"DEATH BY SEX?"
Chat, woman's magazine
Supposing a MEN'S MAGAZINE appeared on the newsagent's shelves that didn't show naked women, but published the SAME STORIES of rape and abuse - for the casual entertainment of men instead of women.


How long before they were being accused of misogyny? 

How long before there was a campaign to ban them?

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


"Surely, these magazines are just a bit of harmless fun?"

"TORTURED to DEATH 
by DADDY"
  • They have the capacity to damage our society in the same way that the lads mags did.
  • They trivialise subjects like child abuse, rape and sexual domestic violence, reducing them to casual entertainment for women.
  • They are on display with front page headlines for the children to see and to read. They provide a relentless stream of stories that are selected only to portray the cruelty that men can inflict on women and children.  
  • Children growing up with these magazines scattered around their home or displayed on the bottom shelves of supermarkets and stores will come to believe that this is how our society works. They see men being constantly portrayed as cruel rapists, killers, abusers and pedophiles and they quickly learn that they need to be wary and afraid of their male relatives - uncles, cousins, brothers, fathers...
  • These magazines turn all men into figures of hate because they only seek out and publish those stories that support this viewpoint.
  • Exposing your children to this material is to normalise it and risk having them see the world through a distorted lens.

"But they portray men as evil because men really do commit these crimes."

"DADDY RAPED ME"
  • These magazines are not newspapers.  Their headline stories have been chosen exactly because the criminals are male and the victims are female or children.
  • If a weekly magazine only selected and published stories of violent crimes where all the killers were black and all the victims were white, we would call it racist and get them removed from the shelves.  Yet these magazines have treated males this way for decades. It's hard not to call it misandrist.
  • Their front page horror stories are chosen specifically to support their viewpoint that men are merciless killers, paedophiles and rapists.   
  • Many of the stories are historical but are presented on the front page as though they are current events. 


"So you want to ban them, even though there is no law against them?"

"KILLED BY HER DADDY"
  • No one is saying they should be banned. But these magazines are adult in nature and need to be treated as such.  They should be moved to the top shelves and placed in bags to hide the lurid headlines from children and others who don't want to be offended them.   
  • This is how we are supposed to treat magazines with adult content.  But for some reason, possibly because they are aimed at a female readership, these type of magazines are allowed to publish adult material without any restraint.
  • The lads mags were classified as adult because of their content and they were moved up to the top shelves in sealed bags.  There's no sensible argument against treating these type of adult magazines in the same way. 


"But don't children see these mags anyway, when women take them home and leave them lying around?"

"KILLED BY DADDY"
  • Yes, they do.  So, don't be one of those women.  
  • These magazines become just part of a child's everyday background.
  • If a partner brought some pornographic magazines home and left them lying casually around the house for the kids to find, it wouldn't be regarded as acceptable, so why is this any different?
  • ..and if you DO hide them from the children, why is it OK to have them displayed on the supermarket shelves at a child's eye level?
  • These magazines are aimed at the casual browser in the supermarket and are for sale on every shelf of every newsagents in the country. They're also aggressively priced at only a few pence - children are even allowed to buy them for themselves if they wanted to.   
  • These magazines are very adult in nature with their descriptions of graphic assaults and gory sexual violence, yet we seem to think that because they are aimed at a female audience, the material is somehow not regarded as adult. 


"These type of chat magazines have been around for a long time with no effect on our society. "

"DAD RAPED ME THEN 
MURDERED MUM"
  • We don't know that.  This argument was used unsuccessfully to defend the lads mags.  "Playboy" Magazine and "Page Three" in the Sun newspaper also had campaigns leveled against them for decades. No one ever suggested that the campaigns should be stopped because we couldn't see what damage the publications may be causing to society.  
  • We really don't know what damage has been done to our children and our society having all these women's chat magazines peddling this sick material for over 30 years and they continue unabated. 
  • These ubiquitous magazines, perpetuating their "true" horror stories, have become part of children's everyday life and occupy their domestic background landscape. 
  • The lad's mags were deemed capable of changing society's perceptions of how we view women. and they were condemned for it.   These chat magazines can only have the same effect on how we view men. 


"There's no evidence to show that these magazines have a detrimental influence on a child's development".

"TORTURED BLINDED 
MUTILATED"
  • And that's also what was said about the lad's mags.  But that argument wasn't deemed acceptable and they were banned from being displayed on the newsagents shelves.  
  • If you really think they are harmless, you can carry out this simple test.  Buy one or two of the latest women's chat magazines - it doesn't really matter which ones.  Then go to any local junior school or daycare centre and start reading the magazines headlines out aloud to the children.  Do you think the children might be affected by the words they're hearing?  Do you think their parents would want you to read them out?
  • Content like this should be seen as adult material for a very good reason - it's not for children.  
  • If it's wrong to read the words out to children, why is it OK to display them to children?

"Why shouldn't women read these types of magazines if they want to?"

"TORTURED & 
MUTILATED"
  • They can indulge themselves in this sick stuff if they want to.  No one is stopping them. But impressionable young people and vulnerable children are being exposed and normalised to this misandric adult material daily and we have a duty to protect them.  
  • Children form their ideas of the world around them from reading and seeing stories like this and grow up thinking that all males are murderers and rapists.  It may not be obvious to a child that the stories the magazines have published have been chosen for that very reason.  
  • These magazines use the juxtaposition of sexually violent horror stories of rape and torture with familiar domestic surroundings and stories about kittens and cakes, making it harder for the child to judge the imbalance of stories with reality.

Disturbing Facts (5) What Others Think

Disturbing Facts (5) What Others Think

You can get an idea of what others think about these magazines by reading some of the articles written about them.  There aren't that many around as people don't regard these magazines as a threat, unlike the lad's mags.  Nevertheless, here's some references to a few of the articles.


Website: VICE.COM

Meeting the People Behind the Grim Headlines of Women's Weekly Magazines
  • Quote: "Who is buying this undulating wave of misery porn? As a rule: mums and nans. And as a result of their thirst for despair, the UK's weekly cover headlines have turned into a luminous collage of unimaginable horror.  At its height, the biggest consumer women's weekly, Take a Break, sold nearly a million copies a week."


Website: iNDEPENDENT.COM

Magazines: Time for a reality check
  • Quote: "Who on earth, you ask, wants to read this stuff? And the answer is: millions of people. Every week, a combined market of nine million readers shells out their 60p or £1 for their weekly fix of family secrets, ghastly revelations, sick babies, traumatised oldsters, deformed body parts and shocking news from abroad. It's a market that has grown steadily."

Friday, 10 July 2020

How You Can Help


Harness the power of your social media to tell others what you think about this and to tell them about this campaign.  Please use your social media network of friends to alert them about us.   

"Curb The Chat Mags" is the first (and still the only) campaign to tackle this problem head-on and with your help, we can make a difference.


Want to do something about it right now?  


The longer we all take to get these magazines moved to the top shelves and in sealed bags, more and more children will be reading headlines like these...



"BEHEADED BY
HER BOYFRIEND"
"Sicko even had sex
with her corpse"

Contact us - we want to hear from you.

  • Remember to like our Facebook Page, tell your friends and help spread the word.  
  • Please email us at info@CurbTheChatMags.com if you have any queries to do with this campaign.
  • See below for more of the social media pages of these chat magazines. Leaving comments on their pages have a big effect when others see them.
  • Try going to the Chat Facebook Page ("Life! Death! Prizes! - We got it all!  - 197,403 people like this and 188,355 people follow us") and letting them know how you feel about it. 
  • Contact other similar campaigns and give them your support.


      Alert your local supermarkets about this problem.  

      • We've written a free template letter for you to copy, change and use to give to your newsagent or supermarket.  Get it here.

      Social Media Links

      "MURDERED & MUTILATED"
      "My poor lad was
      returned to me
      in pieces..."


      More Useful Website Links

      Here are some more links.  These are the home pages of the magazines.  Go and leave your opinion right on their doorstep.


      Contact Other Groups

      Although the list is very small, there are other campaigns that are helping get these magazines under control.  See more details here.

      Wednesday, 8 July 2020

      Contact Us

      "BEHEADED BY
      HER BOYFRIEND"
      "Sicko even had sex
      with her corpse"
      • You can contact us via email at info@CurbTheChatMags.com if you have any queries to do with this campaign or about anything you see here.
      • Find us on Facebook and help us get these chat magazines treated the same as other adult magazines, put in sealed bags and moved to the top shelves in the newsagents, like the lad's mags.
      • Please leave any feedback or comments in the sections at the bottom of every page.
      • We have a very mobile-friendly version of this website, you can visit here.  

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