Next There Will Be A Dress Code

The New York Post is reporting today that London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a ban on ‘body-shaming‘ ads. The move is praised by gender equality groups (what does that even mean?).

The article reports:

Transport For London , which runs the British capital’s subways, buses, trams and taxi cabs, will work up new policies designed to remove what Khan sees as dangerous images used in everyday ads.

“As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies,” Khan said Monday. “It is high time it came to an end.”

I have a few questions about this. Who decides what is allowed? Do gender equality groups (whatever they are) understand what they are supporting? I don’t particularly appreciate advertising that takes the average man five minutes to notice the product because of the scantily-dressed model selling it, but I don’t want to see these images become illegal.

I have been in London. At one point when visiting, I saw two men dressed in g-strings walking down the street holding hands. Is that going to be addressed? Is there going to be a city dress code? Is London going to have modesty police like Iran?

This is a step down a road that should not be traveled. I wonder if there is a City Council of some sort that should have voted on this.