The women fighting sexism in the media – from Page 3 to politics | Media | The Guardian

Just over a week ago, a group of campaigners gathered outside the News International offices in east London with a birthday card for the Sun. The occasion? The 42nd anniversary of Page 3. The card was 6ft high, and while one side showed how women are portrayed in some of the tabloids – topless images from the Sun and the Star, as well as semi-naked, bent-double images from the Sport — the other showed how men are portrayed. The crucial difference could be summarised in the single word “clothes”; more broadly, men were pictured as active, respected professionals. The protesters wrote their feelings about Page 3 in the card. “A woman is worth more than her cup size,” scrawled one. “Still stuck in the sexist, Savile-loving 70s, Dominic?” asked another.

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