Just in time for our Birthday great things are happening in Mr Dinsmore’s native Scotland
Jackie Baillie MSP who is the Scottish Labour Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Equalities and Welfare has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament in our support!!
If you live in Scotland you may wish to lobby your MP and ask them to support the motion.
Immediate release – 23rd August
Scottish Labour’s Social Justice spokeswoman Jackie Baillie has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament calling for the Sun newspaper to stop printing photos of topless women on page 3.
Jackie Baillie said: “Page three objectifies women and promotes sexist attitudes that have no place in 21st century Scotland. It is outdated and needs to go, which is why I back the No more page 3 campaign to call for the Sun to do the sensible thing and get rid of this feature which blatantly condones the sexualisation of women.
“MSPs from across all parties signed a joint letter to the editor of the Sun calling for the withdrawal of page 3 and there is a growing wave of groups across the country calling for the same.
“People are bombarded with sexualised images on a daily basis and it seems both fair and reasonable that newspapers refrain from subjecting people to pictures that many just don’t want to see.”
And here’s the Motion
Motion from Jackie Baillie:
That the Parliament notes with concern reports regarding a connection between the portrayal of sexualised images of women in the media and attitudes that reinforce sexist attitudes, sexual harassment, abuse and violence towards women; believes that this has been demonstrated by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the UK Government-commissioned Sexualisation of young people review; welcomes the No More Page 3 campaign, which calls on The Sun to refrain from printing pictures of topless women; applauds the campaign for what it considers a successful first year in operation; recognises that a motion in support of the campaign was agreed by the National Assembly of Wales and that numerous organisations, including UNISON, the British Youth Council, UK Girlguiding, the National Union of Teachers, the National Association of Head Teachers, and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers have also shown their support for the campaign, and notes calls in Dumbarton and across the country for The Sun in Scotland to stop printing pictures of topless women.
Thank you and Good Luck Jackie and Scotland!!!!