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    Porn stationary for school children, anti-gun lobby silent?

    Shocked and horrified by yesterdays news headlines that Law abiding citizens of Australia, licenced farmers and sporting shooters can purchase and register a secondary firearm, and yet not surprisingly, Sam, Lee and the Anti Gun Lobby are silent, mute, struck dumb, not shocked, not horrified, no protest, at all by headlines like this? Wheres the poll? Do you agree with selling porn promoting stationary to school children? Maybe this news story is not worthy of such a poll. The anti-gun lobby seems uninterested in this? Who cares. I garantee that if the mug had a picture of a firearm on it they would be all over the story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I'm still wondering why the Greens and the anties are not shocked and horrified by news headlines like this? Maybe they see nothing wrong with their own children purchasing products promoting pornography?
    But what ever they do, they dont allow their children to go hunting, engage in target shooting, go fishing or camping with their dads and maybe learn something real and tangible about life and gain a true respect for the environment. How sad. And its getting worse every day?

    Headline.Pornographic stationery for schoolchildren
    by: By Jessica Craven
    From: Herald Sun
    January 10, 2012 12:00AM
    Company promotes porn-themed school products
    Blasted as "abhorrent" by anti-child exploitation group
    STI fears after rise in Sydney's lust for danger

    Typo's product line includes this travel mug. Picture: Herald Sun Source: Herald Sun

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    A STATIONERY company has been blasted for promoting a series of porn-themed products in its back-to-school sale.

    Typo's product line includes a travel mug that says "Porn is my saviour" and an iPhone cover featuring a naked woman sitting provocatively in a cross-legged pose with the word "dirty" above her.
    A notebook featuring a topless woman pouting in front of a bullseye is also for sale, while another appears to be trying to emulate the front of a porn magazine, the Herald Sun reported.
    The words "entertainment for men" appear over a photo of a naked woman.
    An online petition calling for the withdrawal of the products gathered more than 500 signatures in a day.
    Anti-child exploitation group Collective Shout spokeswoman Melissa Tankard-Reist said parents should boycott Typo and companies like City Beach, which sells a pencil case featuring topless women.
    "This all seems to be part of a theme where pornography has invaded the back-to-school sale," she said.
    "A notebook with a topless woman in front is glamourising violence against women.
    "To promote pornographic violence against women is bad enough, but to promote it as part of a back-to-school sale and to suggest porn and violence are appropriate for the classroom is disgraceful."
    Teacher Josephine Harris signed the petition and said many of her year 7 and 8 students had Typo stationery."That they are marketing porn to students this age is abhorrent," she said.
    Cotton On, the company that owns Typo, was slammed in 2009 for making light of child abuse when it sold baby jumpsuits emblazoned with the message "They shake me".
    The company did not respond to the Herald Sun's requests for comment.


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    When a criminal invades your home and has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.

    My Definition of Gun Control: The idea that dozens of people found dead in the Broadway Café, Tasmania, and many also seriously wounded, all while waiting for police, who were called to show up and protect them, is somehow morally superior to having several armed and therefore alive civilian's explaining to police how the attacker got that fatal bullet wound.

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    Further attempts to demoralize our youth.

    It is interesting to note that this company seems to have a history of pushing the envelope, particularly in a questionable direction...

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    I couldn't find a link to purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haz. View Post


    "This all seems to be part of a theme where pornography has invaded the back-to-school sale," she said.
    "A notebook with a topless woman in front is glamourising violence against women.
    "To promote pornographic violence against women is bad enough, but to promote it as part of a back-to-school sale and to suggest porn and violence are appropriate for the classroom is disgraceful."
    Those are some pretty big claims they make, and I don't actually see any evidence for it. That mug, though offensive to some and funny to others, may be a factual statement for someone. I've seen arguments that the increased availability of pornography that came with the increased availability of internet access may be partly responsible for the decrease in rape and sexual assault rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    I couldn't find a link to purchase
    Me neither; and they spelled "saviour" wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brass Magnet View Post
    Me neither; and they spelled "saviour" wrong.
    Not in Australia and most of the rest of what used to be the British Empire.


    "We are a people separated by an ocean and a common language." If not the exact words, it's close enough to what Winston Churchill said about England and the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Not in Australia and most of the rest of what used to be the British Empire.


    "We are a people separated by an ocean and a common language." If not the exact words, it's close enough to what Winston Churchill said about England and the United States.

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    Ha, yeah; I know...that's why I put it in quotes and used the wink smiley. it was my poor attempt at a joke.

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