Carolyn Lucas, British’s only Green MP, speaks on sexism in the media in Commons Debate

Carolyn Lucas No More Page Three

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-22875243

Caroline Lucas, MP, wearing a No More Page 3 T-shirt, was asked to put her jacket back on during a speech, in order to comply with Westminster’s dress code. Lucas responds (while holding up page 3 of The Sun): “It does strike me as an irony that this T-shirt is regarded as an inappropriate thing to be wearing in this house but apparently it is appropriate for this kind of newspaper to be available to buy in eight different outlets on the Palace of Westminster estate.”

Since Page 3 began, in November 1970, the most prominent daily newspaper image of a woman has been smiling, and topless. In August, 2012 Lucy-Anne Holmes started the campaign No More Page Three. She set up a Twitter account, Facebook page, and a petition on Change.org, which has garnered thousands of signatures.  The

No More Page 3 Campaign Poem by Sabrina Mahfouz on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0G1-fxpOAXs

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~ by artpoped on June 13, 2013.

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