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Portrayal Of Women In The Media

EDM number 688 in 2012-13, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 06/11/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Media.

That this House is concerned by representations of women in the media that construct unrealistic notions of female beauty; notes the negative impact of such portrayals on the body image of young women; further notes findings by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image that 70 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men in the UK feel pressure from the media to have the perfect body; is further concerned by the role of the media in facilitating the sexualisation of young girls; supports the online petition organised by No More Page 3, calling for the removal of topless women from newspapers; further notes the effect of such images on young girls and the construction of gender stereotypes; and calls for the Government to encourage more responsible portrayals of women in the media that focus on positive aspirations and reduce scrutiny of appearance and body weight.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Valerie Vaz06/11/2012Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley06/11/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale07/11/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Nigel Dodds07/11/2012Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
Andrew George07/11/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Steve Rotheram07/11/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins07/11/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon07/11/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
George Howarth08/11/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
George Galloway08/11/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
John Leech08/11/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas09/11/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Jim Shannon12/11/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Mike Hancock12/11/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma12/11/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Fiona O'Donnell12/11/2012East LothianLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/11/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/11/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin13/11/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Shaun Woodward13/11/2012St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Michael Crockart19/11/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell21/11/2012North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark28/11/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned

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