Curb the

Chat Mags

This is the"mobile-friendly" version of our website.

Our main site can be found at www.CurbTheChatMags.com where you can also leave comments.

May 2017:   Sex abuse, incest, corpse disposal, paedos, granny killers, rapists, dead babies and an axe in the skull. Just some of the subjects on the front pages of the May 2017 crop of women's chat magazines - displayed  at a child-friendly height on the shelves in an Asda Store.

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 "casual reading" for women and displayed on shelves close to the children's comics in an Asda Store.

- 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, and they do so for the casual entertainment of women.

- Their stories are 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.

These October 2017 women's chat mags are placed at child height and show a prominent use of the word "RAPED" on their front pages, presumably to attract their female audience into buying them.  (Seen on display at a Tesco Extra, North West, 25th October, 2017)

These October 2017 women's chat mags show a prominent use of the word "RAPED" on their front pages, presumably to encourage females to buy them.

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

Here's some information about women's chat magazines you may never have considered before...

  • Women's chat magazines have been publishing a 30-year long, weekly stream of rape and murder stories that have been 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 daily lives.
  • Headlines often contain words like "DADDY", "MUMMY" and "DEAD" that jump out at a child, even from a brief glimpse.
  • These magazines make money from trivialising subjects like rape, sexual violence, murder and child abuse.
  • They teach children to distrust their own fathers and brothers.
  • Children can easily buy these magazines for a few pence over the counter.
  • Some children's groups, such as Child’s Eye Line UK, have spoken out about the negative effect of these magazines on the mental health of children.
  • Chat mags promote themselves as " 100% true life" but some have been caught faking images.
  • Some contributors who have had their stories published have complained that some magazines had "made things up".
  • The adult-themed "lads mags" have been relocated to the top shelf in sealed bags, while these adult-themed magazines for women, with their disturbing, sexually explicit headlines, often appear lower down the shelves near the children's comics.
  • 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.
"TORTURED, BLINDED, MUTILATED" - Women's Chat Magazine April 2015

"TORTURED, BLINDED, MUTILATED"

Women's Chat Magazine

April 2015

"DADDY RAPED ME" - Women's Chat Magazine June 2012

Chat Magazine

June 2012

"PAEDO DOCTOR ABUSED MY BOY" - Women's Chat Magazine February 2015

Chat Magazine

February 2015

"KNIFED IN THE NECK. KILLED AS SHE SLEPT" - Women's Chat Magazine  April 2016

Chat Magazine

April 2016

"BRIDE STABBED TO DEATH" - Women's Chat Magazine  April 2017

Chat Magazine

April 2017

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents' Code of Practice

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents' code of practice claims to be "the voice of the independent retailer and to be recognised by the industry and government as a key and influential retail membership organisation."

It says that adult material should only be placed on the top shelf. It also recommends that "men's lifestyle" magazines should not be displayed next to children's titles or at a level at which they can be seen by children. (see here)

They have no recommendation about women's chat magazines. We wrote and asked them several times in 2018 for their official position on these women's chat mags.

So far, they have not responded.

"TORTURED TO DEATH" Women's Chat Magazine September 2016

"TORTURED TO DEATH"

CHAT - Women's Chat Magazine

September 2016

What can you do?

  • In 2013, a successful campaign was launched against the lad's mags because they objectified women - it succeeded in getting them re-categorised as adult entertainment and moved to the top shelves,and hidden in bags. We can do the same with these women's adult entertainment chat mags.
  • Use our Facebook page and help us get these women's chat magazines treated as adult magazines and moved to the top shelves in sealed bags that only show the titles.
  • Tell your local newsagent and supermarket about these magazines. They've probably not given them a second thought.
  • Tell your friends about us and get them to do the same thing.

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

"HACKED to DEATH at 5 months PREGNANT"

Love It!, Woman's magazine

But what if...?

What if there were weekly magazines for sale that ONLY selected and printed horrific murder stories where all the murderers were BLACK and all their victims were WHITE?

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

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


"WAS HE OVERSIZED?

DEATH BY SEX? "

Chat, Woman's magazine

Just Suppose...?

Supposing a MEN'S MAGAZINE appeared on the supermarket shelves that published the SAME STORIES of abuse but did so for the casual entertainment of men instead?

How long before they were being accused of misogyny?

How long before there was a campaign to ban them?


Judge for yourself - here's some front page from across the years...

These are headlines from the front pages of the last ten years of the most popular women's chat mags. No attempt is made to cover these magazines up and they're displayed on the lower shelves, often next to the children's comics, of supermarkets, newsagents and local stores all across the country. Anything shown in CAPITALS here was also in capitals on their front covers.

Here are a few headlines from the front pages of the most popular women's chat mags over the last TEN years.

Chat: June 2008 "Your smart real-life read"

    • Uncle Evil's 17 SICK SEX ACTS
    • HELL on the PIG FARM - This swine fed 6 victims to the animals

Chat: August 2010 "Life! Death! Prizes!"

    • SADIST tried to suck my eye out... Then he SNAPPED my arm
    • SEX TRAP! Paedo Pete lured my girl

That's Life: August 2013

    • My 4 brothers took TURNS to ABUSE me.

Chat: August 2013

    • BLOODBATH. 331 wounds in a crazed knife frenzy
    • BLINDED BY EVIL EX
    • My evil ex broke in and RAPED me
    • HACKED TO BITS in the bath

Real People: ("100% True") August 2013

    • CANNIBAL SON FEASTED ON OUR NEIGHBOURS
    • MAGGOTS burrowed into my HEAD

Chat (The Very Best Of) August 2013

    • TORTURED BY MY LOVER with a meat cleaver
    • Why I shot my dad dead

Chat: August 2014

    • EATEN ALIVE AS I GAVE BIRTH...
    • BEATEN, RAPED AND TERRORISED - EVERY DAY WAS HELL - Pregnant & doused in lighter fuel - "You cant stop me!" he'd taunt.

Real People: January 2017

    • SKEWERED AND ROASTED ON DREAM HOLIDAY
    • Pregnancy Horror! My BOOB CUT OFF at 8 months.

Love It: January 2017

    • I'LL TORTURE YOUR NANA UNTIL SHE BEGS TO DIE!
Women's chat magazines have published a relentless stream of sexually violent stories deliberately selected to depict men as evil monsters preying on helpless females and children.   It's hard NOT to call it misandry.

Women's chat magazines have published a relentless stream of sexually violent stories deliberately selected to depict men as evil monsters preying on helpless females and children.

It's hard NOT to call it misandry

Are these magazines really such a threat?

All these magazines promote their publications as being a true representation of every-day life. Chat Magazine itself even promotes itself as "the real-life weekly". But these magazine articles make sure that children grow up thinking that males are evil monsters and are not to be trusted.

Subjecting impressionable minds with a constant stream of material like this will inevitably have a detrimental effect on a child's world view. That's what was said about the lad's mags, and the same is true, here. These chat magazines are extremely corrosive and they will inevitably have an influence on how children grow up to see the world.

Consider sitting down in front of your children and reading some of those headlines out loud to them. If you think that's a bad idea, do you think the newsagents and supermarkets should display them next to the comics?

We now have a generation of children growing up thinking that it's acceptable to treat males as potential molesters, pedophiles, murderers and rapists, just waiting for an opportunity to attack them. They grow up fearing their fathers, their brothers and their uncles are all "killers-in-waiting". And these type of magazines actively seek to reinforce it in their pursuit of profit.

Some children's sexual abuse campaigns have said how these magazines are a threat to the way that children interpret the world around them. The Children's charity, Child’s Eye Line UK, is one such charity and is committed to protecting children from pornography, sexual imagery, negative stereotypes and frightening headlines.

Hugely Popular.

  • In 2015, 8 out of the top 20 best selling weekly magazines were "chat mags" each one averaging a circulation of around 2.5 million.

Source: Campaign

Long History of Indoctrination.

  • The first chat magazine (simply called "Chat") has been in continuous publication for over 30 years. Now there's lots of different titles on sale every week.

Source: Wikipedia

No Response.

  • So far, no women's support groups has spoken out on the record against these type of magazines as they did against the lad's mags.

Are these Chat Mags just Fanzines for Misandry?

Women's chat magazines clearly breed a culture that makes it permissible to hate men. They deliver a misandric agenda that purports to show how predatory males are everywhere, just waiting for an opportunity to attack, especially those males close to you, like fathers or uncles.

Notice how ALL these chat mags have a happy, smiling woman on the cover, aiming it directly at their target audience.

There are pitifully few organisations interested in stepping up and holding these adult-themed publications to account. Compare this to the massive, national, celebrity-supported, public campaign to get the adult-themed "Lad's Mags" treated as adult publications and moved to the top shelf.

Other organisations with the same aim.

Other charities and organisations that want these women's chat mags controlled include Child’s Eye Line UK, campaigning to protect children from sexualisation and commercialisation.

If you know of any other similar campaigns please let us know. Send us an email at CurbTheChatMags@Goldenfire.co.uk and we'll add the information here.

"KILLED BY DADDY" - Women's Chat magazine Christmas edition.

The Chat Christmas edition ensures there's no let-up when using child murders for profit.

Depression Can Be Fun

Are you depressed? Is the world getting you down? Why not pay a visit to the website www.DepressionCanBeFun.com which is a genuine website, not a spoof! The website author says... "Get up and get moving. Lift Your Mood, NOW! Quick, easy ways to stop feeling blue…" One recommendation they give to the visitors of their website is a good read and they suggest you read the women's chat magazine "Pick Me Up" and even show you a typical front page (displayed here) which bears the uplifting headline...

    • "EX BURNT ME ALIVE - He Drenched Me in Petrol..."

The magazine also included some lurid up-close "Before" and "After" photos of her burnt face on the front page.

(Note the article on the mass killing.. "16 DEAD IN 15 MINUTES". If you weren't depressed before, you soon will be.)

"EX BURNT ME ALIVE -   He Drenched Me in Petrol..." - Women's 'Pick Me Up' Magazine

"Lift Your Mood, NOW!"

advice for those who are depressed.

Chat Magazine faked a murder photo.

All these chat magazines claim that their stories and accompanying photos are "100% True" and "Real-Life". The Press Complaints Commission didn't agree when it said that Chat magazine breached the code of practice twice after staging a photograph of a murder victim, which you can read here. Chat Magazine had carried a faked photo showing a woman's body wrapped up in black bin liners. The victim’s step-father complained to the commission saying the photo "had caused considerable distress to the family" and adding that "one family member had believed that it was actually the victim." The commission was also concerned that the fake photo was published close to the anniversary of the victim’s death showing "a total disregard for the family of the dead woman" by the magazine.

Where do these magazines get these stories from?

They pick their way through local newspaper stories and reports from around the world, looking specifically for stories of horrific killings by males. against women or children. It doesn't matter if the story is an old one - these magazines are not newspapers.

They also offer money for other such stories.

And sometimes, the person who actually sells their story to these magazines discovered to their horror that the magazine will put their own spin on the story, depicting their loved ones in quite a different way. The social network NetMums.co.uk carried this cry for help from one such exploited person who submitted their story to one of these national magazines (from April 2011) only to see a completely different story published that the one they submitted. She described it as "a negative, horrible, twisted, altered, nasty article (they) plastered about me. They even printed things that weren't said! Nothing in the article was accurate!" She refused any payment for her story. See here for more information on this.

Women's magazine "Tale a Break" pays up to £2,000 for a story.  They may listen to you, but they'll be the ones to decide what goes in it

Women's magazine "Tale a Break" pays up to £2,000 for a story. They may listen to you, but they'll be the ones to decide what goes in your story.

What does Newsstand ("The UK'S Largest Online Magazine Store") thinks of Chat Magazine.

The website Newsstand lets you subscribe to Chat Magazine online and describes the women's magazine as...

"..a good old romp of racy, gossipy goodness. It brings you real-life stories that will shock and amaze you every week, but it’s also open, honest, and moving. It has thousands of prizes for you to win, and features loads of gritty tales of horror and abuse, as well as plastic surgery gone wrong and grisly murders, but also loads of heartwarming, uplifting stories about pets, families reunited, and weddings, to name but a few. And remember, it’s all true and happened to people like me and you!


Or how about an online subscription service Pocketmags?

It has this to say about Chat magazine and suggest you "wile away a few hours with a nice, hot cuppa."

"If you love to read the most outrageous, inspiring, fascinating and mind-boggling stories from around the world, then Chat magazine is the perfect magazine for you. Filled to the brim with astonishing true stories that you won’t believe, you can be confident you’ll have your mind-blown with every issue! Whether it’s a triumphant story of overcoming tragedy, an unbelievable tale of mistaken identity, heartwarming pictures to bring a smile to your face or a shocking story to make you gasp - Chat magazine is full of fascinating features every single week."

"HACKED to DEATH at 5 months PREGNANT" - Love It! Woman's Magazine

"HACKED to DEATH at 5 months PREGNANT"

Woman's magazine 'Love It! '

So, what happens next?

These chat mags pose a threat to our society in the same way that the lads mags did. If you believed that the lads mags were capable of changing the perceptions of how society views females, then you can see how these chat mags have been doing the same thing with how society views males, with their misandric, lurid sex-and-death articles.

Consider what might happen if these same lurid stories of murdered women appeared in a magazine whose target audience was male. How long before they were accused of publishing stories of sexual abuse just to entertain men? They might even be accused of misogyny and generate a campaign to get them removed!

So, why is it acceptable in women's magazines?

We need to drop these double standards and treat both lad mags and chat mags the same They are both corrosive assaults how society views the opposite sex and how we are made to feel about ourselves and each other. Let's at least get these poisonous magazines out of the sight of children and onto the top shelf in sealed bags.

"I BEGGED my OWN SON to get me PREGNANT" - Women's magazine 'That's Life', February 2017

"I BEGGED my OWN SON to get me PREGNANT"

Women's magazine That's Life, February 2017

Consider the public reaction to these type of stories had they appeared in a magazine whose target audience was male.   How long before they were accused of using salacious stories about the domestic sexual abuse and murder of women and children - just to sell their magazines?   So why is it acceptable in women's magazines?

These magazines were on the shelf at Sainsbury's Store in March, 2017, prominently displayed in the "Women's Interests" section.

Women's Interests? Are women really entertained by reading casual articles describing sexual violence? And do they care if their children see it or read it?

Find us on Facebook and help us get these chat magazines treated as adult magazines and moved to the top shelves in sealed bags that only show the titles.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us at CurbTheChatMags@goldenfire.co.uk about this.

Find us on Facebook and help us get these chat magazines treated as adult magazines, moved to the top shelves and in obscured bags, like the lad's mags.

Other pages to see on this site: Click on the links below to visit the page.

  1. Lads Mags: See the comparison between lad's mags and chat mags and decide which is worse - or they as bad as each other?
  2. Chat Mags samples: Some examples of what's on display right next to the children's comics, down in your local newsagents.
  3. Maybe they've changed? See the latest front pages and judge for yourself.
  4. Common Questions: Answers to questions you may have about these magazines.
  5. How You Can Help: There are other organisations and charities that have realised the damage these magazines are causing to our society.
  6. Contact Us: ...and help us spread the word and get them treated as adult magazines, like the Lad's Mags, and moved to the top shelf and sealed in plastic bags.

Some of the June 2017 women's chat magazines marketed as "a casual read"

2017 June - Headline samples from some of the popular women's magazine for sale in your local high street newsagent and supermarket.

  • Evil ex TORE my face OFF - - - - He Bit Me FOR NOT WANTING SEX- - - - BRUTE RIPPED OUT MY COIL - - - - STRANGLED AND DUMPED IN A PIT - - - - BEATEN to death for CRYING...by his mother's drunk boyfriend - - - - EVIL DAD KILLED HIS GIRLS TO SPITE THEIR MOTHER