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Banning Page 3 as it symbolises the sexism, misogyny & oppression still rife in the UK

As a cultural icon, Page 3 symbolises not only the acceptance and normalisation of pornography within our daily newspapers but the sexual objectification of women and girls that permeates our culture in general - and thus, ultimately, symbolises our unequal status.

The death of sexism is a battle not yet won in this country and the proliferation of this image of women and girls within our mainstream press is perpetuating and fueling sexism by, at best, encouraging and endorsing negative attitudes towards us and within us, at worst, acts of violence commited against us. All of which grossly limit our choices, stall our progress and violate our human rights.

This campaign demands that the government addresses the subject of Page 3 today and by doing so demonstrates to society that it is serious about stamping out sexism once and for all. We cannot waste any more time and we will not wait any longer. The government either values and respects the female half of humanity or it doesn't and as a start, the removal of Page 3 from our every day lives, because of its cultural significance would be a momentus step in the right direction in proving to society that is does.

Together, we must work to eradicate all forms of sexism in order for women to become politically, socially, economically and personally equal to men. We cannot be a progressive and prosperous society otherwise.

Turn Your Back On Page 3.

Say NO to sexism.

DEMAND EQUALITY.

For more information and activism surrounding the campaign please visit our Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages#!/pages/Turn-Your-Back-On-Page-3/154011691309895

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      • Alison DearAlison Dear commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is about time this sexist and out of date 'tradition' was laid to rest, it's a travesty that it still continues in this day and age. Get rid of page 3 now!

      • ChristiChristi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Page 3 helps perpetuate the myth that women are on this planet for men's pleasure. It is part of a pervasive objectification of women that is found in the rest of the Sun paper and throughout society in general. It's passing is long overdue.

      • FairyFairy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is really humiliating to have to tolerate men leering at porn in public areas in front of me and my child. Please get rid of it and make public space comfortable for use by women and children.

      • Jennifer DrewJennifer Drew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Page 3 promotes misogyny and women as men's dehumanised sexual service stations. Getting rid of page 3 would be a huge step forward in women's centuries and centuries of struggle for men to recognise we are indeed human and not men's disposable sexual service stations.

        Ban page 3 because it is male hatred and male contempt towards all women.

      • Jennifer DrewJennifer Drew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Page 3 promotes misogyny and women as men's dehumanised sexual service stations. Getting rid of page 3 would be a huge step forward in women's centuries and centuries of struggle for men to recognise we are indeed human and not men's disposable sexual service stations.

        Ban page 3 because it is male hatred and male contempt towards all women.

      • RhonaRhona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The banning of page 3 is way overdue. How can we hope to live in an equal society when such blatant sexist objectification is still so prevalent in the mainstream?

      • marymary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is absolutely essential that we show we will no longer accept the objectification of women in this way. It is astonishing that page 3 is still so taken for granted - it is completely unacceptable. Cultural acceptance of this symbolism is shaming and informs the embedded sexism in our society. We will never be able to stop violence against women while men feel it is ok to look at these pictures in public.

      • rrrrrrrr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't want my daughter to grow up feeling embarrassed about men reading the sun in her company as I do. It's vile - the girls are so young and it's time it went

      • TCOBTCOB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am ashamed to be in a country where this is deemed okay - it debases men and women alike.

      • BaabaaBaabaa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There should be no place for this kind of objectification in a newspaper

      • MikeMike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the last week at least one dictator has "resigned", factory farming cattle on a massive scale has been prevented (Well, I guess realistically delayed.) The possible privatisation of all/most/some (?) of Britain's forests has been prevented/delayed/minimised all in some part due to popular protest....
        I have been baffled that we, the Public, have permitted National "Family" newspapers to publish such material in the first place, then allow them to continue to do so for so many decades in the face of all objections. So far as I can make out, the case "for" is that it was printed in response to public/consumer demand, generated £/sales and was protected by "Press Freedom".
        As the socially/ politically improbable / impossible can happen and a lot is happening now, this is a good time to get rid of this anathema that has degraded us all for so long and spare our children a small but nevertheless impoverishing impact on their lives. We might then be a very little but significant bit better placed to set an example to other cultures where sexism, misogyny and oppression takes far more extreme forms. Progress is made in small steps this is one well worth taking.

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