Sex Refusal ASBO Causes Controversy!

Here at Escort Scotland we believe in equality. There is no way that anyone should be treated as second class citizen. We are also aware that many people make jokes and use that as a way of justifying their sexism, by saying it is ‘only a laugh’.

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However, there is a fine line between acknowledging that point, and feminists going way over the top and trying to stop any form of humour.

This was highlighted in last week’s controversy regarding the comedic gift of ‘ASBO for not giving sex’ gained such publicity last week.

Rape and Abuse

Boxer Gifts has been attacked by some customers, who claim it incites rape and abuse.

The joke present reads: “An ASBO has been issued against you for failing to give sex on demand, issued by the passion police.”

Quite amusingly, the restrictions include “alert to your partner’s promptings”, wearing “sexy clothes around the house” and “never saying no”.

The punishment for failing to adhere to the ASBO reads “Failure to comply will bring serious consequences and may result in you being tied up and having rocks thrown at you.”Well, needless to say, some people began to kick off. Ali Wilkin, from Colchester, complained to the company and launched an online petition to remove the product from sale, calling it a ‘vile piece of misogyny’.

A member of the Leeds based company named Thoman O’Neill replied to her complaint saying “internal matters are not for discussion”.

When asked if they would deal with the complaint properly he relied ‘no’. Talk about trolling!

Double Standards

Well, upon getting another tweet from a user called @nlfin, who branded the product “appalling”, Boxer Gifts said: “Thanks for your interest in our satirical product.

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And then they came out with a line which I thought was classic.

“It’s a bit sexist of you though, assuming it refers to only one sex. Shame on you!”How many of you reading this naturally thought this would only be used as a gift from a man to a woman? Are women not sexual beings? Do all men want sex all of the time? Of course not!

The company then added in another tweet: “It’s a spoof. It doesn’t suggest rape for failing to give sex, it suggests sending an ASBO. Don’t buy it if you don’t get it…”That didn’t stop more users jumping in to give the company a kicking, including a message from Nick Mellish saying: “You’re a trigger-happy company of sexist eejits.”

The online petition now has 85 signatures.

Masking Issues

I have to say, this is one of the reasons that people don’t take the drive for real equality seriously. When jokes like this are being called an ‘incitement to rape’, then real issues such as inequality in pay get written off as the rambling of feminists of male PC guys who want to prove how ‘right on’ they are.

In my opinion, humour should never be driven out of society. Still, I would love to get in my Delorean, go 100 years in the future and see what the world is like. Are we all going to be robots, scared to make a joke as it isn’t ‘politically correct?’

Do you think this product should be allowed on sale? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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