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Moo Bar, Leamington: Change your sexist, racist and violent wallpaper
  • Petitioning The management, Moo Bar

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Moo Bar
The management, Moo Bar

Moo Bar, Leamington: Change your sexist, racist and violent wallpaper

    1. Petition by

      University of Warwick Anti-Sexism Society

The establishment Moo has recently re-decorated and part of the new decor includes wallpaper which depicts images of women and fake adverts for prostitution. The images sexualise school girls, slavery and violence using text such as “Busty Indian schoolgirl”, and “Black runaway slave girl aged 18 yrs seeks plantation master”. Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS) is extremely worried about the exposure of these images to students and residents of Leamington Spa.

1 in 7 students will experience sexual assault while at university and women working in the sex industry are more likely to experience sexual violence. According to UN statistics, 1 in 3 women on the planet will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. Being exposed to objectifying images such as those on the walls of Moo may increase anxiety and fear of sexual assault amongst women, and serves to remind women of their unequal position in society. Further, WASS believes that imagery which portrays women’s bodies and sexualities as available to be bought perpetuates sexist ideas and behaviours.

To:
The management, Moo Bar, Moo Bar
Please change your sexist, racist and violent wallpaper.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
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    3. Reached 4,000 signatures
    4. Over 2,500 signatures!

      Thanks everyone! Don't forget the picture on the petition is only one example of what is on their walls. Visit our blog to see more (NSFW) http://warwickantisexism.tumblr.com/post/45112956671/moo-sogyny

      Moo-sogyny

      Moo Bar in Leamington have recently re-decorated and this is what they have decided to put on the walls of one section of the bar. Huge, sexualised images with accompanying text of prostitution, slavery, and even schoolgirls. We should not have to put up with seeing things like this when we go out for a dance.

    5. Reached 2,500 signatures
    6. Oops meant 2,000 signatures!

      But y'never know, by the end of the day....

    7. 2,500 signatures!

      We have over 2,500 signatures!! Here are some of the places this has been reported:

      http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/2013/03/students-ask-bar-to-remove-vile-wallpaper/

      http://theboar.org/news/2013/mar/11/sexist-racist-and-violent-wallpaper-leam-club-ange/

      http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/03/12/moo-bar-leamington-warwick-sexist-racist-wallpaper_n_2858777.html

      And we were on BBC Cov and Warks radio this morning! Keep up the momentum folks, thanks for your support!

      Petition to get a bar to remove sexist imagery | Women's Views on News

      Part of a recent redecoration of the Moo bar in Russell Street, Leamington Spa includes wallpaper in one area depicting degrading images of women and fake adverts for prostitution. The wallpaper images depict school girls, slavery and violence - using text such as "Busty Indian schoolgirl", and "Black runaway slave girl aged 18 yrs Seeks plantation master".

    8. Reached 2,000 signatures
    9. Blog post

      Read our blog to see a few more of the pictures! Thanks for your support!

    10. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Melissa Grace Farnie LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Just get fucking rid of it like.

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    • Rachel M DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      Unbelievable this is acceptable in the UK.. It's not acceptable

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    • Helena Adams FARNHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      Whoever thought this up? Shocking.

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    • Ben Swank CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      People should be treated with respect regardless of gender.

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    • Kathryn Gannon VENTNOR ISLE OF WIGHT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      This is disgusting.

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