A Mini Moral Victory + $2.50 Titties

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When I posted about Big Tits a week ago, I really was just having a rant.
Although I did approach the newsagent staff about the issue,
I really didn’t feel like much would change.

Well . . . . .

. . . . apparantly, I am only the tip of the iceberg.

Ha!

This afternoon I took the photo at the bottom of this post, and the woman behind the counter,
this lady,

came out to give me a piece of her mind.
I could say something nasty here, but I shall refrain.

She was p.o.ed to say the least.
Her pupils were dilated and she was working herself up a bit.
She started with the classic

“What’s your problem?”.

‘Oh honey’
I thought to myself,
‘where do I start and should I bother to be gentle?’.

Peeps – I’m happy to report that I was gentle.
As best as I can recall, this is how the conversation proceeded:

ME – “I don’t have a problem, I’m just taking a photo.”

HER – “How can you have an issue with this magazine? What do you do when you go down to the beach?”

ME – “Well if I go to the beach, I would expect to see bikinis. But I don’t expect to see them in a public walkway outside a newsagent.”

HER – “Well what do you do with your kids (how sweet, she thought I was a mumsy) when you go to the beach? Do you cover their eyes? Do you tell them not to look?”

ME – “No, children don’t have a problem with bikinis at the beach. It’s just hard to explain why this lady on this magazine has most of her boobs hanging out.”

ME – “I don’t want you to be upset by this (me objecting to magazine covers), as . .”

HER – “I’m not upset.”

ME – ” . . . well agitated or annoyed or whatever. If you don’t already understand my point of view, then I won’t really be able to explain it to you.”

HER – “Well then why do you keep taking pictures and hassling my staff?”

ME – “Photos? This is only the second time I have taken photos, and I have only spoken to you and that was on one occasion.”

HER – “Well someone complained to another one of the girls.”

ME – “Well it wasn’t me, there is obviously another woman offended by the magazine covers.”

HER – “I think it’s silly and there are far more important things in the world to worry about!”

ME – “I agree that it is a small thing and that there are more important things to be upset about, but if no one makes an effort about the small issues in life and only worry about the big issues, then the small issues like this pornographic imagery slips by. Twenty years ago, this wouldn’t have been seen in general view, so what does that mean we will see in twenty years from now?”

Her face visibly froze. I actually felt a glimmer of hope – was she getting it?

ME – “If people like me don’t say something and don’t ask for the images to be removed, then I am allowing young boys and girls to become desensitized to this image. They will grow up believing that it is okay – and it’s not okay for women to be seen like this as the norm.”

ME – “I don’t want you to feel like you are being targeted or that you are responsible for this. I don’t expect you to support or change to my way of thinking. I don’t want you to feel attacked. I have a right to say something if I feel uncomfortable and if I believe it is wrong.”

HER – “Then why do you take photos and turn the magazines over?”

ME – “I take photos to blog about it and tell the world – face freeze again – but I’ve never touched the magazines. There are obviously a few women who are offended by this magazine and it’s sexist covers.”

HER – “Well maybe.”

That’s a WIN right there people.
A win!

So . . . here are the bazookas available for $2.50!

What a bargain!

Tasteful, huh?

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