In response to Playboy opening a ‘concept’ store in London this September, the feminist protest group Anti-porn UK are holding a protest on Saturday 29th September. Following this they plan to have monthly protests, with the next on 27th October.
Anti-porn UK are also developing some short comedy films highlighting the darker side of Playboy, and a blog to share the latest news and views on the campaign.
Anti-porn UK are opposed to the continuing expansion of Playboy as the acceptable face of porn, its increasing cross-over into everyday culture under the guise of ‘cute’ products; often targeted to appeal to young girls, and the continuing attempt to promote the message to girls and young women that being a playboy ‘bunny’ is to be desirable and successful.
Anti-porn UK are asking protesters not to just turn up to the protests due to lack of space.
Anti-porn UK advises that anyone angry about Playboy's presence in the UK can:
Write to Westminster City Council, stating that you object to the opening of this store, and requesting that they do not allow other similar stores to open.
Write to your M.P., objecting to the expansion of Playboy and making it known that you would object to a similar store opening in your area.
Visit thisisplayboy.com for ideas of what you/your group can do to raise awareness of anti-Playboy campaigning and have fun taking action against stores selling Playboy merchandise.
For more information on the protests email firstname.lastname@example.org and look out for films and details of the protest at http://binthebunny.wordpress.com