June 26, 2003

Page Three girls face veto from Brussels feminists

A piece in the Telegraph reports:

Advertisements that affront "human dignity" by demeaning women would be prohibited under proposals being drafted by the European Commission.

Television programmes would also be censored to ensure there was no promotion of gender stereotypes.

The plans, still in their infancy, are already provoking bitter dispute in Brussels and were described by one commission official yesterday as "lunatic".

There is at least one reason for hope: one commission official still has some common sense...