Friday, December 01, 2006

Boobs beat safe sex

So, The Advertising Standards Authoirty said "condoms bad" but the Broadcasting Standards Authority say "boobs on bikes - great!" - ok yes I get that boobs on bikes for some people is appealing, but these different rulings seem stupid.

I mean Boobs on Bikes is part of the Erotica Expo, so what, we can have women displaying themselves on the streets where children may see. But we can't put condoms in letterboxes which children may also find and then learn how to be safe. What does boobs on bikes teach them - that women should be oggled and there for people to dream about???

I think both should be allowed, and then children can be told (especially boys) if you want to be with one of the girls on the bikes and do all sorts of 'naughty' things then make sure you use a condom - provided courtesy of hell's pizza.

I am sure if the girls on the bikes were throwing out condoms there would be complaints, but I am sure no complaint would be upheld. Maybe its true - having boobs will get you out of almost anything.

The Boobs on Bikes dismissed complaint article can be found at :http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11964-6638659,00.html

4 comments:

Lewis said...

That was my first reaction too.

Really it only shows how much discretion the ASA has in its decisions.

Paul said...

Ah, yes, but these are two distinct bodies with differing members and charters. It is hardly surprising that they can come to seemingly contradictory judgements, especially since all such decisions will have a large subjective element.

Still, you comparison is worthwhile because our society's standards do favour presenting the allure of sexuality over its reality. It is acceptable to display sexually attractive people in erotic situations but unacceptable to present advice about sex openly.

Lewis said...

And that's the real concern here.

To be fair, I suspect most of those opposed to the condoms in the mail were opposed to BoB as well (hehe that's a funny acronym).

Anonymous said...

Does the authority have any statutory teeth?

From what I understood (from the website) it was self regulating body anyone able to expand on this?