2) Contact The Big Sun Advertisers

So, you’ve contacted your MP, now, who else can you contact that is in a powerful position to sway the powers that be at The Sun??

THE ADVERTISERS.

That’s right, the companies who give millions of pounds, the pounds that you work hard for and spend in their shop, to The Sun, which has Page 3, ‘the biggest thing normalizing the sexual objectification of women’ (a quote from one of the signatures on our petition – thank you, we quite agree)

So please can you copy the below letter and post it on the facebook pages beneath.

I am wholeheartedly supporting the campaign No More Page 3, which is appealing to Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun, to please remove the bare breasts of young women from this family newspaper.

These pictures were introduced in 1970, an incredibly sexist era. We do not think they should remain in 2012. Children should not, when faced with this paper, see pictures of men, in clothes, doing various activities, running the country, for example and then see one huge image of a woman in no clothes, doing nothing. It sends out an unacceptable message about a woman’s place in society.

We realize you are one of the largest advertisers in The Sun. We see you too as culpable. You perpetuate this culture of objectification. You pride yourselves on family values and yet you give the hard earned money that people spend with you to The Sun newspaper. We think this is totally against the image you seek to portray. We would like you to withdraw from advertising in The Sun newspaper until it drops these grossly inappropriate pictures.

As you can see we are incredibly active across all forms of social media.  We would applaud this decision for the heroic act that it would be.

Until we hear from you with a positive response, we are inviting our supporters to refrain from spending money in your stores from 29th Oct – 4th Nov in protest.

We’re very serious about the sexual objectification of women

(these are facebook groups, some will allow you to make your own post, on others you’ll have to leave it in a comment thread)

(if you’re not on facebook, scroll down a little bit further to find their email addresses)

http://www.facebook.com/tesco

http://www.facebook.com/sainsburys

http://www.facebook.com/Asda

http://www.facebook.com/Morrisons

http://www.facebook.com/argos

DFS isn’t on facebook 😦 But you can email 🙂 here

contactus@dfs.co.uk

e-mail contacts for the other big advertisers are:

https://www.tescohelp.com/tesco/forms/cs_form.html

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/contact_us/contact_us.jsp

http://your.asda.com/contact-us

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/StaticDisplay/includeName/ContactUs.htm

https://www.morrisons.co.uk/Help-and-information/Contact-Us/

And then all you have to do is please avoid these retailers for the week of  29th Oct- 4th Nov. We realize this may well be inconvenient, and we would like to thank you so, so much for putting up with this inconvenience.

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