Feminist Friday – Action for 16 days campaign

November 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm Leave a comment

Sexualized and objectifying images of women in so called ‘lads mags’ are becoming more and more available in today’s society. Despite industry guidance, retailers such as WHSmith often display these magazines at eye level alongside other magazines. These images are offensive to women and demean our place in society, sending negative messages about our sexual availability, and our physical worth.

As part of the 16 days of action to end violence against women, NUS Scotland Women’s Campaign is organising a ‘Feminist Friday’ in Glasgow on Friday 27th November, to show our objection to these magazines, and the way that they are displayed in newsagents, and we would like you to join us.

We will be meeting at 4:30pm at the steps at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for a short briefing. Materials will be available for you to design your own paper bags to cover up the sexist magazines with, and placards to hold up outside the shop. We will also bring leaflets and a petition. We will then go en masse to start the stunt.

To find out more about the arguments against Lads Mags, and to get your own campaigning ideas, please follow the below link. http://www.object.org.uk/files/Feminist%20Fridays%20Action%20Pack(7).pdf

Please feel free to design and bring your own paper bags or envelopes and placards, and bring feminist friends family and colleagues along with you. It would be helpful to have an idea of numbers in advance.

For more information please email women.students@nus-scotland.org.uk


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