Return of page 3 ‘disappointing’ – Girlguiding Scotland

Girlguiding Scotland is very disappointed by the news today (Thursday 22 January 2015) that The Sun has shown a topless model on page 3.

Girlguiding Scotland’s Chief Executive Denise King said:

“We believe that all girls have the right to live in a fair and equal society where women’s achievements are more important than what they look like.

“We – and generations of girls and women – are disappointed that The Sun continues to send the message that if you’re female, you’re a decorative object above all else.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  1. Girlguiding Scotland members have been actively involved in campaigning against Page 3 as part of Girlguiding’s Advocate programme of young campaigners.
  2. Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women with more than 60,000 members. We are part of a worldwide movement which enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential and take an active and responsible role in society. Girlguiding opens up a world of exciting opportunities for girls and young women across Scotland. Girls can take part in a wide range of activities from adventure sports to camps, international trips, science projects and community action. Find out more @GirlguidingScot,www.facebook.com/GirlguidingScot or www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk.