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Although the list is pitifully small, there are a few other campaigns that are helping get these magazines under control.

"Women’s magazines consistently have sensationalised and often titillating rape and child abuse stories on their front covers."

Child's Eye Line UK

… campaigning to protect children from sexualisation and commercialisation

The children's charity, Child’s Eye Line UK is campaigning to reduce the amount of sexualised images being displayed at child height in shops and public spaces and help prevent adult content being easily accessible to children online.

Grown ups can choose whether to access adult content… let’s help protect children until they are old enough to make their own decisions.

This is what they have to say about the women's chat mags.

  • Child’s Eye Line UK is campaigning to stop sexualised, sexist and damaging material being displayed at child height in shops and public spaces and porn being easily accessible to children on the Internet. These products are usually displayed at child’s eye line, often right next to the comics and sweets that children are drawn to, using bright colours and easy to read words which catch children’s attention. Grown ups can choose whether to access adult content…let’s protect children until they are old enough to make their own decisions.
  • Child’s Eye Line UK has followed the magazines, Pick Me Up, Chat, That’s Life, Real People, Take A Break and Love It! for a year. Every week the stories on the front page use shock, sensational headlines about child abuse. These mags consistently use salacious language about serious crimes to sell. It is clear that they are using sex abuse as a sales tool for profit.
  • Lines such as, “Dad dressed as Santa and raped us”, “raped at 5 by school bus driver”, “Paedo said he’d kill me”, “Sordid lust of my paedo uncle” are common.
  • Rape Crisis have slammed the magazine headlines as, “triggering, offensive, trivialising and ignorant of the lifelong impacts for survivors of child sexual abuse”.
  • Children learning to read see these mags at their height, just above kids mags in every newsagent and supermarket. We aim to change this culture of normalising rape. We believe that magazines should not use sexual violence to sell. We are asking all retailers to be responsible with their displays and keep this material away from children and abuse survivors.