No more page three - Caroline Lucas Early Day Motion - Ask your MP to sign!

(31 Posts)
MostlyCake Wed 03-Jul-13 08:40:08

Hi everyone,

I have emailed my MPs to add their support to the no more Page Three campaign by supporting Caroline Lucas' Early Day Motion to stop selling the Sun in the Palace of Westminster until they stop including Page Three. The petition text is copied below, if you support this would you please contact your MP to ask them to add their name to the Motion.

^Caroline asked the Prime Minister to get behind her campaign to see the parliamentary authorities stop selling The Sun until they drop Page 3 – sadly he wouldn’t!

Now, she has tabled an Early Day Motion ( EDM) in the House of Commons.

An EDM is a way of asking the Government or Parliament to take action and Caroline has asked the parliamentary authorities to stop stocking the Sun until the Page 3 feature is removed.

The more MPs that add their name the more pressure is put on the authorities!

Please write to your own MP and ask for their support.

If you click on this link anyone can find out if your MP has signed already: Early day motion 253

If your MPs name isn’t there…please, please cut and paste the email below and send it to them. Or if you have more time write your own.

Dear MP,

I am writing to ask you to add your name to Early day motion 253 which has been put forward by Caroline Lucas MP, and aims to see the parliamentary authorities stop selling The Sun until they cease to show the Page 3 images.

I am a firm supporter of the No More Page 3 campaign which now has over 106,000 signatures, public backing from UK Girlguiding (500,000 members) and UNISON (1.3 million members) and active support from over 120 cross party MPs.

These pictures were introduced in 1970, an incredibly sexist era. We do not think they should remain in 2013. Children should not, when faced with this paper, see pictures of men, in clothes, doing various activities, running the country, for example and then see one huge image of a woman in no clothes, doing nothing. It sends out an unacceptable message about a woman’s place in society.

Please do add your name and let’s see an end to this sort of media sexism in our society.

Many thanks

YOU! : )^

AlpacaLunchYoubringyourbooster Fri 09-Aug-13 10:35:19

Thank you, also done.

I have a female Labour MP so I am hoping for a positive response!

Good luck every one

gedhession Sun 18-Aug-13 15:06:09

I recall well the time Samantha Fox was immensely popular. In fact I do recall many Page 3 girls, Linda Lusardi, Maria Whittaker, Jo Guest, Katie Price, Melinda Messenger and Keeley Hazell being very popular as Page 3 girls and go on to become popular media personalities. I find it interesting that Clare Short tried to ban Page 3 at the time Samantha Fox was at the height of her popularity. Of course, just because something is popular is not a defense to some...

TheDoctrineOfJetlag Mon 19-Aug-13 10:32:13

He
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CaptChaos?

Did you write back?

Lio Mon 19-Aug-13 13:09:18

Mine replied: he doesn't think that Early Day Motions are the best way to introduce legislation, apparently.

EduCated Mon 19-Aug-13 18:18:33

My reply:

Thank you very much for your e-mail and I am not sure I agree with asking with Caroline Lucas. The House of Commons does not sell any newspapers.

That was it. All of it. Um?

gedhession Mon 19-Aug-13 20:23:25

I recall well the time Samantha Fox was immensely popular. In fact I do recall many Page 3 girls, Linda Lusardi, Maria Whittaker, Jo Guest, Katie Price, Melinda Messenger and Keeley Hazell being very popular as Page 3 girls and go on to become popular media personalities. I find it interesting that Clare Short tried to ban Page 3 at the time Samantha Fox was at the height of her popularity. Of course, just because something is popular is not a defense to some...

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