DIARY: Sshhh. Don’t mention the sex word in front of the Lady’s ad staff

It seems that the nanny ads magazine, the Lady, is as tightly-buttoned as ever.

It seems that the nanny ads magazine, the Lady, is as tightly-buttoned

as ever.



An advertisement for Population Concern, a family planning charity, was

recently rejected by the weekly title.



No real reason was proferred by Colin May, the Lady’s ad director, who

contacted the charity to say the ad would not be running.



The execution talks about the problems of women who don’t have access to

family planning advice. It contained such seemingly unprintable words as

‘sexual intercourse’ and ‘contraception’.



Obviously, staff at the Lady felt these terms should not be seen in

their august journal. Either that, or they fundamentally disagree with

population control and the issue of contraception because it does their

readers out of jobs.



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