Girlguiding Says: ‘No More Page 3!’
Girlguiding has today signed the ‘No More Page 3’
campaign. Girlguiding members aged between 16 and 25 voted
overwhelmingly to support the campaign – with 88 per cent of
respondents saying they believe The Sun
end Page 3.
The decision to hold a vote on the campaign was taken by
Girlguiding’s Advocates – our panel of young women aged between 14
and 25 who are the driving force behind Girlguiding’s advocacy
The ‘No More Page 3’ campaign is a petition calling for The
newspaper to stop printing pictures of topless women on
page 3, and now has over 89,000 signatures. It was started during
the Olympics in summer 2012, when a writer called Lucy-Anne Holmes
found that the largest female image in The Sun
was of a
young woman showing her breasts, even though Jessica Ennis had just
won her gold Olympic medal.
Explaining their decision to support the campaign, the
said: ‘The Sun
is a family
newspaper. Anyone can pick it up, turn to Page 3, and think that it
is normal for young women to be treated as objects. This is just
‘It is impossible to nurture your ambitions if you are constantly
told that you aren’t the same as your male equivalent. It is
disrespectful and embarrassing. We need to get used to the idea
that women are not for sale.’
Girlguiding believes passionately in giving girls a voice on issues
that they care about. We would like
all our young members to have the opportunity to speak out publicly
and to add their voices to campaigns affecting the lives of
You can add your name to the petition here.
If you would like to support the campaign in other ways, take a
look at our top tips.