OBJECT October Newsletter!
OBJECT Actions - Take Action and Get Involved!
Join our protest against Page 3!
Email the Leveson about sexism in the media
Sign petitions against the Page 3 portrayal of women
Take action against the spread of lap dancing clubs
Join Feminist Lobby of Parliament
Join Reclaim the Night
Come to our next Activist meetings
Join our protest against Page 3!
SAVE THE DATE: On November 17th , along with the Turn Your Back on Page 3 campaign and other feminist groups, we'll be marking the anniversary of Page 3 with a day of action to urge Dominic Mohan to turn his back on Page 3!
JOIN US! Some fantastically creative ideas came out of the last OBJECT activist meeting, and we look forward to joining with all of you
who want to see an end to this sexist portrayal of women in the press. We will show Dominic Mohan that Page 3 is not 'harmless fun' and that this is an issue that people care about as we join together to make our voices heard: 'Turn your back on Page 3, say no to misogyny!'
Let us finish what campaigners such as Claire Short started in the 1980s, let's see an end to Page 3!
As Lord Leveson sets about writing his recommendations for press regulation, please take this opportunity to email your concerns to the Inquiry about the portrayal of women in the media, and to demand that any new form of regulation is robust and takes challenging discrimination against women and girls into account.
Add your name to OBJECT’s petition urging the Government to stop the sexual objectification of women in the press, and the No More Page 3 petition.
Check out our Stripping the Illusion League Table to see whether your local council has adopted the new licensing of lap dancing clubs and what actions you can take here. For more details of current local campaigns and success stories have a look at our Take Action page.
Join OBJECT on Saturday November 24th at Reclaim the Night 2012! Join with thousands of women to march through the streets of London to demand an end to male violence against women. Read more here.
We look forward to seeing you!
Come along to our next activist meeting on Monday November 5th and help with the final stages of our protest against Page 3! Join us again on Monday December 3rd.
OBJECT were happy to speak to one of London's biggest ad agencies about the portrayal of women in advertising, and the harms associated with the sexual objectification of women and girls. The room was full, and we were pleased with the response that we received. We demonstrated the ways in which the persistent portrayal of women as sex objects is clearly an issue of discrimination, not 'taste and decency', and we continue to call for the ASA to regulate this form of sexist advertising in this way.
For more information, you can read the speech given by OBJECT in a debate with the ASA here.
The Living Project, set up by OBJECT and run in partnership with Dovetail Initiative and Eaves in response to requests from women who have had harmful experiences through lap dancing and stripping, had a fantastic meeting in September. The group welcomed a new group member, and engaged in a range of lively discussions and the sharing of experiences. Everyone left looking forward to the next meeting in October as relationships continue to build and inspiration is shared. Bring on the October meeting!
We were delighted to speak at the launch of Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism by Dr Julia Long, which was appropriately held at the Women's Library and profiles some of the OBJECT campaigns and activism. You can buy the book here.
We are also happy to announce that the book Big Porn Inc., which carries a chapter by our CEO on OBJECT's work, was highly commended in the 2012 Australian Educational Publishing Awards, with the Judges having this to say about the book:“An edgy, modern and refreshing approach to content that is challenging and confronting. Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry is engaging and well written offering a variety of ideas, values and confronting issues that can be used across a diversity of subject areas within the curriculum.” You can buy a copy of the book here.
As well as contributing to the Shadow NGO report being sent to the CEDAW Committee (with much thanks to the Women's Resource Centre for coordinating this NGO response), OBJECT were privileged to have the opportunity to meet with a CEDAW committee member to discuss ways in which international human rights instruments and committee bodies can be most effectively used in our campaigns against the sexual objectification of women in the media and popular culture.
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