Amongst the motions passed at the Liberal Democrat’s 2011 conference is a call to restrict sexualised images in newspapers.
A plan by former MP Evan Harris aims to tackle the projection of women as sex objects to children and adolescents by restricting sexualised images in newspapers and general circulation magazines to the same rules that apply to pre-watershed broadcast media.
The Sun reports that Evan Harris held up photos of page 3 girls during a debate in Birmingham, and argued they – and the Sun newspaper – should only be on the top shelf at newsagents. He said:
OK, these images can be available for adults if they want to access them, but they should have to reach up to a higher shelf than what is at the general view for young people.