An organisation called Collective Shout, has launched an online petition calling for Woolworths and Coles to pull Zoo Weekly from their shelves. The magazine, they say, promotes sexualisation and objectifies women. It’s presence at the supermarket where families and kids are frequently exposed to it is deemed to be inappropriate and even damaging to women, supporters of the petition say.
There was no suggestion that it should be taken off the shelves in newsagencies; one caller to ABC 702 radio said newsagents usually placed such magazines in a more discreet position and kids weren’t usually allowed to roam the newsagency in the same way as at the supermarket.
Are adult and lad’s magazines such as Zoo Weekly on the ‘top shelf’ in your store? Should they be confined to newsagencies where people shop specifically for their specialist interest magazine?
Have you had any comments from customers?