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Professor Gill is in the House

Rosalind Gill gave a speech in the House of Commons on Tuesday April 28th, drawing on her expertise about gender and the media. Invited by Stella Creasy MP, and the National Association of Women’s Organisations, Ros’s talk was concerned with young women and the media. She highlighted the continued problem of sexism in the media and its intersection with racism, ageism and other forms of discrimination. Professor Gill’s examples included recent Twitter hate campaigns and the proliferation of social media sites dedicated to objectifying women – such as the recent furore over Women Who Eat on the Tube and ongoing concerns about the normalisation of ‘upskirt’ photos and ‘creep shots’.
The event saw the launch of the Young Women’s Manifesto for Europe Other speakers included Lucy Holmes from No More Page 3, Oi My Size, Ikamara Larasi and Lia Latchford from Imkaan, Paola Buonadonna and Caroline Criado-Perez. The event was chaired by Annette Lawson OBE.

sbbk273 • May 3, 2014

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