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Stop Misusing the Term 'Empowerment'

Helen Reeves | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Give Me 'Page 3 Models' Over 'Celebrity News' Any Day

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

This tired, out-dated crusade against Page Three comes at a time when the rest of mainstream media is actively conquering and exploiting a far more insidious form of female objectification. While feminists feebly fight the Sun, the online titillation monster grows daily, snatching bite-sized chunks of celebrity bikinis from the hands of news publications and serving them up to whomever types 'Kim Kardashian' and 'bikini' into Google.

Why the Self-Serving Wimmin Who Want to Ban Page 3 Are So Wrong

Neil Wallis | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Neil Wallis

They're the sort of people who would never dream of reading the Sun in the first place, and have no real idea of the people that actually do. Well, the Sun is a largely working-class newspaper that approximately THREE MILLION women choose to read every day.

Page Three: Shouldn't We All Be Petitioning The Daily Mail, Too?

Andrea Mann | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

As both a woman and someone with boobs, I'm fully behind Lucy Holmes' petition asking Dominic Mohan to "Take Page 3 out of the Sun. But I'd argue that the newspaper which is far more damaging to women's self esteem - and equally if not more adept at portraying them as merely physical objects - is the Daily Mail. Day after day - and hour after hour on its website, the Mail Online - the Daily Mail continues to bombard us with 'stories' about women which revolve solely around how they look.

T*ts Please, I'm a Liberal

Liam Mullone | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Liam Mullone

Boobs are not news, but then neither is anything else in a paper comprised entirely of hearsay, gossip and trenchant opinion. To compare the Sun, as Lucy Holmes' petition does, to the BBC 6 o'clock roundup is hardly useful.