A Southampton University student is considering bringing a motion to Union Council, the highest decision making body in the students’ union, to ban the sale of “lads’ mags” in the SUSU shop, the Wessex Scene can reveal.
The motion, which has not yet been formally submitted to Union Council via the SUSU website, was mooted by Laur Evans in the Southampton University Feminist Society group on Facebook.
Ms. Evans posted on the group that a ban on so-called “lads’ mags” from the shop would be on the basis that “soft porn is a subtler aspect of rape culture, and people don’t appreciate that cumulatively it leads to a sexist, homophobic and violent society.”
Magazines such as FHM and Nuts would face the axe if the motion was passed by Union Council.
Ms. Evans, who helped set up FemSoc last year and was part of the team that contributed to the society picking up an Excellence in Volunteering Award for Innovation, does not plan to submit the motion without further discussion with students.
Anyone interested in adding their opinion to this issue can do so below. The University of Southampton Feminist Society can be found here.
If you wish to submit an idea to Union Council, you can do so by clicking here.
Update: The University of Southampton Feminist Society would like to clarify that the mooted motion is from an individual, and not the society itself.