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This document is my way of marking the 44 years of the Sun’s Page 3 feature, with a manifesto seeking to address the issue of gender equality across the UK by 2030.
Basically, trying to turn something negative into a positive and lay down a challenge to all political parties ahead of the 2015 General Election.
The images within the document are a mixture of people making positive change and putting a magnifying glass up to the images of objectification.
Really an attempt through graphic design to outline the “tourist gaze” on women that is sexualised images without using objectifying images. They are meant to be slightly disconcerting, but sadly in reality nowhere the everyday images which form the sexualised wallpaper of our lives and the wider impact of violence upon women and children.
I’m not claiming this is a definitive list of actions, it’s really a ordinary father’s attempt to outline the general need to change and the desire to see change in 2030, when my son will be 21 and my daughters 18.
I would hope by this time, we have risen up the rankings for Gender Equality across the world and that the UK will be a better place for my children as adults to, live, grow and prosper.
Hope springs eternal…….and hopefully we don’t have to wait until 2030 to see real change.