We would like to invite you to the first Manchester Object meeting which will take place on Tuesday the 6th of April at 6pm in the Quaker Meeting House, Room 6.
“OBJECT challenges ‘sex object culture’ – the ever increasing sexual objectification of women in the media and popular culture through lads’ mags, advertising or lap dancing clubs.
Sex object culture has been driven by the mainstreaming of the porn and sex industries and is recognised by research, women’s organisations and human rights treaties as promoting the attitudes associated with discrimination and violence against women (1).
We raise awareness of the links between sex object culture and sexism because of the need to tackle the attitudes underpinning inequality and violence against women. ”
The aim of this meeting is to get some ideas flowing about how we can practically fight against the objectification of women in mass media, we also hope to get some actions planned to complement the London based office of the Object group, and also to support other feminist projects going on already in Manchester. The more people on board, the more we can support positive actions fighting objectification.
You can check out some of the projects currently running here;
Could you please confirm your attendance just so we have an idea for room set-up.
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Looking forward to meeting you all!!
Best feminist wishes!!