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Turn Your Back On Page 3

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The Turn Your Back On Page 3 campaign exists to raise awareness of the sexism that is rife in the UK, particularly in the form of the sexual objectification of women and girls that permeates our culture – and to urge the government to address this today in order to prove to women that it takes our human rights seriously and believes in equality for everybody.

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 - 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 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.

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.

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