This is about a subject that could be seen as niff naff and trivia, but it could have massive ramifications for the Conservative party. If he is not VERY careful Michael Gove could be positioning himself to alienate several million male voters. In a keynote speech Michael will say:
"Our strategies for dealing with teenage pregnancy need to be focused more on young men and their responsibilities." That's why I believe we need to ask tough questions about the instant-hit hedonism celebrated by the modern men's magazines targeted at younger males. "Titles such as Nuts and Zoo paint a picture of women as permanently, lasciviously, uncomplicatedly available."I'm sorry but Michael is plain wrong. The women in these mags are seen by the people who read them as what they are - very beautiful women who are way out of the league of most of the men looking at them. It's a natural instinct to want to look at these women, but we realise that it's just a dream enhanced by great makeup and a liberal use of the airbrush. These women are not being exploited, they are business women making a very good living from their looks. Michael needs to avoid portraying the Conservative party as the party of the Victorian Dad. There are many reasons that may cause families to break up and I imagine that Lads Mags come way, way down the list.