I'm never influenced by celebrities. I would never consider going on a certain type of diet because someone famous did. But today I stand corrected. Today I feel moved enough to listen to a celebrity. To be influenced by her choices and her suggestions.
And so to last night's - the Oscars of the audio broadcasting world - where it seems 2013 marked something of a victory for the industry. Could it be that radio is finally acknowledging the power of woman?
As I go through my twenties (far too quickly for my liking), it has become more and more apparent to me that sadly it is women - the very people feminists like me champion and celebrate - that are holding other women down - with men's help of course.
It's wrong that the dominant image of a woman in The Sun is consistently one of a young, bare-breasted model posing in a thong because it sends a powerful message about a woman's position in society: that her primary role is to be sexually attractive to men.
We are all affected by Page Three whether we buy it or not, because we all live in a society where the most widely read paper in the country makes 'normal' the idea that women are there primarily for men's sexual pleasure.
Frankly I hope that, in the future, we can create a work ecosystem that is flexible, supportive, focused on results and values all different backgrounds and skills. One woman (or man)'s 'having it all' is another's worst nightmare.
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What also became apparent from my conversations with the girls was that although they were concerned about the pressures they felt from the media to look 'perfect' they were also increasingly concerned by the representation of women in the media as a whole.
2012 has been the year of many things - but if one thing stands out to me more than anything else (even more than sport, and that's saying something) it's that 2012 has been the year of inspiring women.
What? Did Twitter just pull the account relating to one of the UK's most exciting happenings for professional women this week because some whiny guy didn't like the idea of women getting equal air time?
I'm lucky enough to have grown up in a world where I have experienced very little sexism. Because of this I can vividly remember my first brush with sexism when I was about eight and I was told I wasn't allowed to go to the school football club - because it was for the boys.
I have heard several arguments about the rights of women to choose careers as glamour models, but even this, whilst a valid argument for the existence of top-shelf publications, does not begin to address the issue of whether these sexually objectifying images should appear in our most-read family newspaper. It is not an argument for Page 3.
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.
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.
Worryingly, the Everyday Sexism Project have received many reports from women describing sexual assault and even rape in the workplace being swept under the carpet or dealt with inappropriately by their employers: "Once raped by a colleague on a night out. Guess who lost their job? (not him)," read one, while another describes how after she was sexually assaulted at work "This was brushed under the carpet, the police weren't called and I was moved 'off-site'."
So in which direction does Page Three nudge us? Let me introduce the uninitiated to a little box called 'News in Briefs'. This little box purports to be the thoughts of the girl posing that day; they are presented in erudite fashion, and contain an esoteric quotation.