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How 'The Lad Bible' Became a Media Empire

Philip Ellis | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

But while men's mags as we know them may be dead, lad culture is still very much alive, and so is the demand for saucy, bantz-laden content. And in this new space, meme machine The Lad Bible is the undisputed king.

It's No Joke, Murdoch: Page Three has to Go

Ella Griffiths | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Griffiths

For those who justify Page Three with a snide reference to freedom of press: yes, you are right. Give yourself a pat on the back, Piers Morgan. The Sun is entitled to print boobs. The point is whether they should.

Why Page 3 and Charlie Hebdo Are Not the Same

Sam Fowles | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Sam Fowles

Platform is valuable commodity and the supply of privileged platforms far outstrips demand. This is precisely because very few people have the former while almost everyone has, at some point, availed themselves of one of the latter.

Good on The Sun: Page Three Is Harmless Fun

Caroline Thain | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

As a woman, a journalist and a mum, I don't 'get' what the fuss is all about over page three. Comments about tomorrow's chip paper, poor little crack whores and sexual discrimination do not faze me. They do not convince most discerning consumers.

EE Remove Option To View Page 3 Images From SIM Cards

PA | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Mobile network operator EE is to remove an option to view images of Page 3 girls using old SIM cards. The firm launched an urgent review after a woman...

Stop Misusing the Term 'Empowerment'

Helen Reeves | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Reeves

With the common mantra that "sex sells" and the idea that we have now reached a cultural peak of sexual openness and opportunity, a so-called 'post-feminist' outlook might argue that women today are now more sexually empowered to make a broader range of sexual choices. But whilst it's laudable that women are allowed to be sexual and openly enjoy sex; surely empowerment would be doing that on our own terms?

No More Page 3 Campaign Quotes of the Year

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Stephanie Davies-Arai

2013 has been an amazing year for the No More Page 3 campaign, support is snowballing and to reflect the diversity of those in support of the campaign...

Sun Editor David Dinsmore: 'We Dish It Out, We Have to Be Able to Take It'

Anais Mutumba | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anais Mutumba

The Sun's new editor David Dinsmore gave a refreshingly candid Q&A, in an age where editors are often mocked for not being willing to stick their head above the parapets, at the London Press Club on Tuesday. Over 50 people were in attendance including some journalism students.

Women Readers Love Page Three More Than Men, Says Sun Editor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

The Sun's female readers are more keen on Page Three than the men, the paper's editor has claimed. David Dinsmore said readers had told him "loud a...

Rethinking the White Van Man

Django Wylie | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK
Django Wylie

Around a year ago, I had occasion to work with three other men on some construction projects for film sets. The work was scattered around a number of venues across London, and each job required various specialised tools...

Is This A 'Sexual' Image?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK

A Daily Mirror advert featuring a woman in a bath has been banned from London Underground - because it contains 'sexual imagery'. The advert, which...

Faceless Monsters: Rape in the Papers

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

We don't hear about perpetrators. Headlines always read "Woman raped in Hartlepool", "Study shows 24% students victims of abuse". Unless perpetrators are famous or politically sensitive then reporting is passive...this gives the impression rape 'just happens', ruins lives like a fair-weather thunderbolt.

Pricking the Balloon of Cheap Sexploitation

Sarah Dean | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Dean

Every morning I wake up and pull back the curtains in my bedroom to the sight of a giant blow-up sex doll in the backyard. This somewhat minor dilemma I'm currently experiencing in my backyard is similar in some ways to what thousands of other women and men experience every time they walk into their local newsagent for a paper.

Why The Jane Austen Banknote Matters

Marianka Swain | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marianka Swain

This one picture that tells young girls their aspiration and achievement will be encouraged and recognised, that women have the right to claim equal visibility with men, and that our opinion matters. The removal of that symbol is devastating.

National Association of Head Teachers Announces Support for No More Page 3

Stephanie Davies-Arai | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Davies-Arai

The NAHT have just announced publicly their support for the No More Page 3 campaign, an acknowledgement of the harm caused to young people by the public visibility of Page 3 images from those on the frontline.

Dave Needs to Say Yes to No More Page 3

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

The No More Page 3 campaign is gathering pace at an extraordinary rate. It is in the right place at the right time. Public concern over easy access to sexualised imagery, and the influence of this on the psychology of children, has never been higher.

Why Lads' Mags Have No Place in Students' Unions

Salma Haidrani | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Salma Haidrani

Lads' mags, a further form of sexual objectification which has been lying dormant since before I arrived at university, has been permitted to sell in my Students' Union Shop seemingly innocently alongside less offensive food items.

Because Boobs Aren't News

Freya Bromley | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Sign the petition and say no to Page Three because women contribute to society in many ways that do not involve a man's erection.

Shops Could Face Sexual Harassment Claims Over Lads' Mags

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

High Street retailers could face sexual discrimination or harassment claims if they continue to stock lads' mags, a group of equal rights lawyers have...

Jessica Elgot

Could The EU Actually Ban Porn Online? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

It's the continent that brought the world Page Three and nudist beaches, but these images could be on their way to being banned on the internet, begin...

Jessica Elgot

'Victory' For Dad Who Lobbied To Get Lego Out Of The Sun | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

A father-of-two, who took Lego to task over its toy promotions in the Sun is claiming victory in his anti-Page 3 campaign, as the toymaker announced i...

Page 3 Is Weird and Embarrassing - Why Keep It?

Jacob Brookman | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK
Jacob Brookman

Call me a cynic, but one reason is fairly obvious; the only place one might find fist thumping pro Page 3 rhetoric is the Sun newspaper itself, or possibly an EDL march.

Why the Guardian's Verbal Sexual Assault on Page Three Girls Is Baffling

Richard Caseby | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK
Richard Caseby

Wasn't it the Guardian that first took up arms for equal pay, campaigned against violence against women and then prostitutes' rights? How time and class prejudice has corroded its values.

'Murder' With a Side of Sexism

William Davie | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Reeva Steenkamp was not just a body and a pair of breasts. She was a human being with her own dreams, her own opinions. Yes, she may have been beautiful, and she may have been a model. But that was not all that she was.

Get Your Tits Out For the Lads

Kirsty Higginson | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Higginson

We talk this equality, but really were are we with it? We fight sexism in the workplace, the home and the street, but it is still going strong on page three.