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After an amazing London 2012 which saw stars such as Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Ellie Simmonds inspiring a generation of young women, Stylist want to see a long-term change in attitudes to women's sport.

As part of our Fair Game For Women In Sport Campaign, we want the government to consider the inclusion of a women’s sport event on the list of protected events shown on free-to-air TV.

At the moment, the list ensures that 19 events such as the FA Cup Final, the Grand National and Wimbledon remain on the BBC, ITV1 and Channel 4. Only six of these events have both male and female competitors - the others are men only. With the list up for review in 2013, we request the addition of a women's sport event to be added to the "crown jewels" of televised sport. 

So take a stand against sexism. Please sign our petition and change the future.

Letter to
Department for Culture Media & Sport
I just signed the following petition addressed to Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

As part of Stylist magazine's Fair Game Campaign for Women In Sport, I want the government to consider the inclusion of a women’s sport event on the list of protected events shown on free-to-air TV.

At the moment, the list ensures that 19 events such as the FA Cup Final, the Grand National and Wimbledon remain on the BBC, ITV1 and Channel 4. Only six of these events have both male and female competitors - the others are men only. With the list up for review in 2013, we request the addition of a women's sport event to be added to the "crown jewels" of televised sport.

By making women's sport a part of our national culture, you will help boost sponsorship and inspire a new generation of British sportswomen.