Gender and Politics in the media

Labour Lead Tories On Women’s Interests, Brit politician blames topless Page 3 pictures for domestic violence

Labour Lead Tories On Women’s Interests, According To Ipsos Mori Poll Huffington Post UK Labour has opened up a 22-point lead over the Tories on which party is seen as the best to look after the interests of women, new polling has revealed. Tory support on women’s issues slipped among both men and women. The result follows criticism of …

New Tory poll blow as women shun Cameron Evening Standard David Cameron has suffered a big drop in support for his policies on women, an exclusive poll reveals today. Since 2010 the proportion of voters who think the Conservatives best to look after women’s interests has dropped from 20 per cent to just 12 per cent, Ipsos Mori has found.

Brit politician blames topless Page 3 pictures for domestic violence Indian Express Britain’s Liberal Democrat politician Lynne Featherstone has said that topless pictures in tabloid newspapers should be banned because they fuel domestic violence.

Can Page 3 Fuel Domestic Violence? Huffington Post UK‎ Lynne Featherstone’s suggestion that The Sun’s page 3 can help fuel domestic violence has been backed up by women’s groups, which warn pictures of topless women in national newspapers only serve to undermine female equality. Women’s Aid’s deputy chief executive Nicki Norman told The Huffington Post UK that page 3 “sends out a strong [negative] message” to women.

Minister rapped for Page 3 ‘scare’ The Sun International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone said topless pictures have a “great bearing on attitudes and domestic violence”. But female rights group Women On said the real battle involved tackling the thugs who beat up women.

Lynne Featherstone: ‘We are the whipping boys, even though we’re the good guys’ The Independent When asked why she missed out, she says: “I am always disappointed that there are no female Lib Dems in the Cabinet.” She says the “real roadblock” to this is that the male Lib Dems around the Cabinet table are “brilliant men doing brilliant jobs …

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