Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Melanie from Manchester
One morning recently I met Melanie and her mate from Manchester College selling Student Rag-mags in the Market Place.
Now I haven't seen a student ragmag for about 40 years. In some ways this was much the same, being full of mainly crudely smutty jokes and little subtlety. Both men and woman are equal targets except for the proverbial blondes. The only racial stereotypes are the Welsh and Kiwis with hints about their relationships with sheep.
The old rag mags though were always local in kind and supported student charities, but this one could be found equally in Manchester, Glasgow or Cardiff and sellers apparantly retain a portion of the cover price for themselves.
A contribution to Our World Tuesday.