Not Buying It was set up in 2016 by women and men, mums and dads, campaigners, writers, journalists, educationalists & mental health professionals. We are challenging the porn and sex trade and their normalising because of the huge harm associated with this. And we are using equality law to say 'Times Up' to men buying women.
We have asked advertising regulator, the ASA, to stop ads for porn and prostitution in our Great British Press, not least because 50% of children read newspapers. What's more, The ASA is a Public Body with a legal duty to try to prevent the discrimination and harassment of women in its codes and rulings. The EHRC (Equality and Human Right Commission) agrees and is now in discussions with the ASA.
The Sport has1000s of ads for porn and prostitution in it. So we sent a copy to every MP asking why it is sold as a newspaper and asking them to ensure existing retail codes are ammended to get it off the bottom shelf.
Strip Clubs provide highly exploitive conditions for performers, create 'no go' zones in their vicinty and foster 'President Club' attitudes in wider society. No wonder a landmark legal case has now shown Local Councils they might be breaking the law by granting strip club licenses without properly considering the effect on women's equality and safety. You can use this to challenge your local council too.
The level of abuse in mainstream porn is shocking. It can only be described as filmed sexual assaults. Porn regulator the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) did not allow this abuse in (now essentially defunct) porn videos, so why is it allowing it in on line porn? This is a clear breach of its Equality Duties and is challengable in the Courts.