Family First NZ says that the Boobs on Bikes parades being held in various cities this week are a symbol of the failure of politicians to act to protect families from the harmful effects of pornography and are contributing to the objectification of women.
“The police and the judiciary are taking a liberal interpretation of what is deemed offensive and the politicians have
failed to correct the anomaly,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“The Boobs on Bikes parades are simply a commercial business advertising the porn industry, but more significantly, a cynical gesture and display of how our politicians have failed to deal with the problem and effects of pornography and the objectification of women.”
“The fact that the porn industry can give a 2-fingered wave to local councils and have the police rolling over proves that the protection of children and families is not being given priority, especially when it applies to events in a public setting.”
“Until a political party or individual MP with backbone is willing to have the Crimes Act ‘toughened up’ to more clearly
define ‘offensive behaviour’, the problem will continue and get worse,’ says Mr McCoskrie.
“We cannot stop the pornography industry promoting their behaviour to a targeted audience despite its harmful effects
on women, children, and families. But for those who stand for decency, and who seek to protect families and children,
a parade during lunchtimes down major streets in NZ will cause widespread offence.”
“This parade simply highlights the complete lack of action on this issue by our politicians,” says Mr McCoskrie.