London Mayor clamps down on female form
Adverts that feature lean or athletic physiques are to be banned from Transport in London. The move will see an end to adverts such as the Protein World campaign that caused controversy, particularly amongst so-called feminists who staged a lacklustre protest in London, drawing a crowd of dozens, many claiming to have suffered from eating disorders.
Mr Khan said:
“As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies. It is high time it came to an end.
Nobody should feel pressurised, while they travel on the Tube or bus, into unrealistic expectations surrounding their bodies and I want to send a clear message to the advertising industry about this.”
The move has raised concerns as to whether Mr Kahn’s “feminist” motives may, in fact, be more to do with religious sympathies. The London Mayor is known to have sucked up to Muslim extremists in the past and shared conference platforms with known jihadis, even calling reforming liberal Muslims, including the Quilliam Foundation “Uncle Toms”. Prime Minister David Cameron is also on record of having accused him of Islamist sympathies, then doing a complete u-turn and welcoming Kahn onto the remain campaign bandwagon as a “true Brit”.
However looking at Sadiq Kahn’s recent political career, the London Mayor voted both in favour of gay rights as well as saving a pub from closure in his constituency – hardly the actions of a closet Islamist. The ban of fit focused adverts is simply a case of political correctness aligning with the regressive left – a growing phenomenon that feeds off supposed feminism as well as religious and social freedoms to impose a culture of offence and censorship.
To ban the right to show inspirational female models who empower women through the celebration of fitness and the healthy female form is a backwards step not just for the health and fitness industry but for liberal society as a whole. The fact of the matter is that in the West we are over fed, have growing rates of obesity and to purport that being overweight is the norm is a very irresponsible precedent to set. It is also a move that marginalises women’s freedom to think and form their own opinions. Attempting to protect women from ideas is about as far from true feminism as it is possible to get.
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