Stop the sexual objectification of women in the press
Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
We, the undersigned, call on the DCMS to ensure that:
1) Sexually objectifying imagery which would not pass for pre-watershed material on the television, and which would be considered a form of sexual harassment and therefore prohibited from the work place under the Equality Act, should not be printed in newspapers which are not age-restricted and are displayed at child’s eye level.
2) Newspapers or lads’ mags which continue to print sexually objectifying images of women which would not pass for pre-watershed television viewing, and which would not be permitted for adults in the workplace, should be subject to binding codes in relation to their sale and display so that, if sold, they are covered up, age-restricted and put on the top shelf.
3) All Local and National print based media should stop carrying advertisements for the sex industries such as ads for, ‘massage parlours’, ‘escort agencies’, sex chat lines and webcam pornography.
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