Turn your back on naked activism

Lilith by Melissa Meyer

Lilith by Melissa Meyer, 1992. Source

Nakedness still isn’t activism.  I wish someone besides me would tell that to Turn Your Back On Page 3, a campaign that seeks to combat gratuitous nudity with…gratuitous nudity.

Apparently assuming that the naked backs of young, beauty-compliant women aren’t sexualized at all in this culture, the campaign seeks to raise awareness about the routine humilation of women on page 3 of the British tabloid The Sun by encouraging women to write messages on their backs and send in pictures.  Turn your back on page 3, geddit?

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