Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Women across the UK call to ban Page 3
Platform 51 poll reveals significant support for ban
- Almost double the proportion of women (42%) would support a move to ban topless models as oppose it (24%)
- Amongst men and women, younger people aged 18-24 (41%) and Londoners (43%) would be most supportive of a ban
7th February 2012:Today, a new poll, commissioned by women’s charity, Platform 51, reveals that over two fifths of women in the UK would support a ban on the use of topless images in daily newspapers.
As Dominic Mohan is recalled today to defend The Sun’s Page 3 in front of the Leveson inquiry, the research shows that 42% of women would support a ban.
Platform 51’s research also shows that 41% of younger people (aged 18-24) would also support a ban, compared to 28% of those aged 45-54.
Regionally, 43% of Londoners and 42% of those in the North East would also support a ban.
Commenting on these latest figures, Rebecca Gill, Platform 51’s Director of Policy, Communications and Campaign, said:
“Today’s figures reveal that many more women are in favour of a ban on Page 3 than against it.
“Everyday we help girls and women across the country to build up their confidence and self-esteem and we see how they are affected by such photos, both in how they feel about themselves and how men see them.
“These figures are particularly timely with Dominic Mohan being recalled in front of the Leveson inquiry on this issue. We hope that the inquiry will listen to women’s views.”
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