the EU to ban swimsuits in advertising
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#1 Mar 8, 2013
BIG brother is already here ,...
the European left plans to ban swim suit photographs in adds and tv
early next week ,the EU / European Parliament will vote on a resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", will essentially ban any swimsuit adds or other provocative photographs of women in advertising
it is meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print.
the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
The proposal "calls on the EU and its member states to take concrete action on discrimination against women in advertising...[with] a ban on all forms of pornography in the media".
Kartika Liotard, a Dutch left-wing feminist MEP, is seeking "statutory measures to prevent any form of pornography in the media and in advertising and for a ban on advertising for pornographic products and sex tourism", including measures in the "digital field".
The MEPs are also demanding the establishment of state sex censors with "a mandate to impose effective sanctions on companies and individuals promoting the sexualisation of girls".
printed or broadcast apologies, or removal of journalistic status."
Iceland is currently debating radical proposals that would make it the first Western democracy to attempt censorship of the internet by blocking online sites .
The Icelandic government is considering introducing internet filters, such as those used to block China off form the worldwide web,
The unprecedented censorship is justified by fears about damaging effects of the internet on children and women.
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