Saturday, 16 February 2013

The Sun - Stop Objectifying

  The Sun’s objectification of women has just hit a new high.  Yesterday they distastefully put a picture of Reeva Steenkamp on their front cover wearing, wait for it, a bikini.  A murdered woman and all they can think of is staring at her body, splashing it all over the front cover of their papers for men to drool over her and to make money for themselves. 
  Do they not realize she is a real person, a person who was cruelly robbed of her life and they’ve treated her as a commodity.  By putting this picture on their front page, The Sun has showed no respect for this poor murdered woman or her family and friends.  But they are not alone, I have watched and listened to news channels, and I can count on one hand the amount of times I have heard her name, they prefer to refer to her as Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend. 
  But she was much more than this.  She was a twenty nine year old law graduate and model, who publicly condemned violence against women.  However, a few papers and news channels have failed to recognise this. 
  It is time for us to put a stop to The Sun’s awful and increasing objectification of women.  Please sign this petition created by Hannah MCurtis, set up to demand an apology from The Sun and pass it onto family and friends, also encourage people to stop buying The Sun and together we will fight this sexist paper.  Here is a link to a blog post created by Hannah MCurtis, on how to put pressure on The Sun.     

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