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Turning the Page on Media Sexism

When

Wednesday 26 June 2013

18:00

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Where

NUJ headquarters, Headland House 308 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP

Details

A century ago, Emily Davison and suffragette colleagues were campaigning for equal rights for women. Today, we have Page 3, Lads mags and a media in which women are still not being considered for the top jobs.

Women presenters are shown the door when the odd wrinkle starts to show and during the last general election, women politicians hardly got a mention unless they committed a fashion faux pas.

Isn’t it about time that the media started to reflect the real lives of women in the 21st century?

Are you tired of the continual trivialisation and sexualisation of women in the media?

If you work in the media – as journalist, presenter, technician, actor – what sort of media do you want?

Come and discuss all this with speakers:

  • Joan Smith, columnist and author of “The Public Woman” and “Misogynies”
  • Reni Eddo Lodge, freelance writer, blogger and supporter of Black Feminists.org
  • Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists
  • Speaker (tbc)  from Object - Women not Sex Objects campaign

The event is free, but seats are limited so please register your intention to attend.

Further details and contact information

Lena Calvert, NUJ Equality Officer
Email: lenac@nuj.org.uk

Tags: , women, sexism, media, page 3, lads mags