Tesco devalues women
Tescos have recently banned shoppers from shopping in there pyjamas and put up a notice “To avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others we ask that our customers are appropriately dressed when visiting our store (footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted).”
Tescos says – “We do, however, request that customers do not shop in their PJs or nightgowns. “This is to avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others.”
However Tesco openly promotes the sale and display of Lads magazines such as Zoo, Nuts, FHM and the Sun openly and within view and reach of young children and so in protest Object wrote slogans on paper bags saying things like ‘This magazine is sexist, don’t buy it’, ‘Women are human too’, ‘This magazine promotes violence against women’ and took it in turn to place every sexist magazine and newspaper in a bag and covered the entire lads’ mags displays objecting to the sexist portrayal of women as objects.
OBJECT has been campaigning on the issue of sexism, lads’ mags and newspapers since 2003.