Media Sexism

On That 'Legs-It' Headline: The Problem With Saying 'Don't Give The Daily Mail Publicity'

Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

A leading national newspaper has produced a blatantly sexist front page - and apparently, we're all meant to turn a blind eye to it... If I ever have a daughter, I don't want her to experience catcalling and I certainly don't want her to see the way women are treated in male-dominated professions and believe she can't chase her dreams. The only way to make things better for the next generation of women is to say enough is enough, today.

If You Don't Like Media Sexism, Stand Up And Change It, Says Sara Pascoe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.04.2016 | UK

Counting 56 pictures of women in their underwear on a single escalator at Oxford Circus station is one of the reasons Sara Pascoe felt she had to writ...

Why Is the Editors' Code Still Not Fit for Purpose?

Angela Towers | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK
Angela Towers

The groundwork has been laid thoroughly by campaigners, charities, women's organisations and the like, who have worked tirelessly to change this situation, and yet there is still no means at all of holding the UK press to task for degrading, sexist or harmful reporting. Which leaves us wondering; is it time to update the Editors' Code?

Visible, in Your Face Sexism? In Britain?

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

The Sun, doubtless because 'Page 3' had received special reference from Ms Manjoo, hauled in Feminist Uber-Lad herself, Louise Mensch, who, under the charming headline Shut it Sister, indignantly took the 'we don't even stone our girls here' line to new ludicrous heights with this question: 'What about Bosnia, where rape was a national institution?'

On the Body Positive Argument for Page 3

Samara Jundi | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samara Jundi

Page 3 may be liberating for the models themselves, but the messages it sends out are oppressive: attractive women are thin, white, feminine and young, and women themselves are simply sexual objects. For that reason I fail to see why this feature should remain in the UK's biggest-selling newspaper where soft pornography should not even be present, unless the feature is altered to become representative of all - and I mean all - women and a male version is created.

Defined Lines

Gemma Parry | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

Has anyone had the chance to watch the feminist version of Robin Thicke's song, Blurred Lines? If not, (where have you BEEN?!) please go and look it up now. Or scroll to the bottom of this blog - it'll be there in all its glory.

David Dinsmore Lets Slip That Page 3 Is 'For Titillation'

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

David Dinsmore, new Editor of the Sun newspaper, has stated that Page 3 will stay and has given this reason for continuing the feature: 'It's a good way of selling newspapers'.

Proud PC Crew

Lisa Clarke | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Clarke

Working at No More Page 3 HQ we get accused quite regulalrly of being many things. Feminazis, prudes, pseudo-feminists, ugly with crap tits... you get the picture. One that pops up now and then and was indeed levelled (perhaps not directly at us) by Murdoch himself was that we are "too PC".

Where Will Backroom Leveson Negotiations Leave Women?

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jacqui Hunt

Is it possible to have faith in a system of self-regulation when those developing that system are not even opening their discussions to public scrutiny? "Who guards the guardians?" is a question still pertinent today, well over a year after it was first posed by Lord Justice Leveson in launching his inquiry.

Is an End to Media Sexism in Sight? Meeting the Future of Journalism

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Hunt

The work of our coalition has resonated keenly with many professional journalists too. Kira Cochrane in The Guardian suggested that "it's sobering to think that the most prominent image of a woman in our papers each day is of a teenager or twentysomething in her pants".

Yummy, MILF, Dishy and DILF - It's All About Sex

John L. Adams | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

So what of the dishy daddy? Is it all about sex? In fairness you rarely hear the phrase and I've never had a woman sidle up to me in a bar and use the phrase "dishy daddy" as her opening line.

'Don't Gag The Media, Boris Warns Leveson

PA | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

The UK should not be heading in the opposite direction to many countries with tougher media regulation, Boris Johnson said on Sunday ahead of Lord Jus...

Jessica Elgot

Sexy Students, Upskirt Shots And 'Titillating' Abuse Stories | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

British newspapers are regularly "patronising and insulting" when they report on women in public life and victims of sex abuse - with focus on the dre...

Tipping the Gender Imbalance in the Media: Louder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Sian Boyle | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK
Sian Boyle

I was shocked but not surprised to learn in a report on women in the media that male journalists completely dominate their female counterparts, writing 78% of all front-page articles examined and accounting for 84% of those mentioned or quoted in lead pieces.

'Just for the Sexism of It!' Which Diet Coke Dolly-Bird Are You?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

In 1998, the Diet Coke ad slogan was 'You are What You Drink'. If true, then judging by the latest Diet Coke ads women who drink it have a child-like mentality and like playing with dolls wearing heavy make-up, being glam and dieting.