Stephanie Davies-Arai

Writer, Campaigner, Blogger. Author: 'Communicating with Kids'

Founder of Communicating with Kids, a programme of communication principles and skills for parents at Researcher into cultural psychology, genes and child development.

Amnesty's Vote to Decriminalise Sex Work Is a Betrayal of Women

As it is overwhelmingly women and girls who are bought by men, any policy which is constructed out of a denial of that truth is meaningless. If we stop for a moment and imagine that that statement reads 'it is overwhelmingly black people who are bought by white people' it's clear that no Human Rights organisation would be trying to obscure that fact in any policy.
18/08/2015 23:39 BST

Can We Put Women back at the Centre of Feminism?

Any questioning is effectively silenced with the labels 'whorephobic' or 'transphobic;' trans issues may be discussed only from a position of 'cis privilege' and the voices of a minority of individual sex workers override any structural criticism of the sex industry.
29/05/2015 14:06 BST

A New Low for The Sun

Many people will look at today's Page 3 - described by the Official Page 3 on Twitter as 'seriously sexy' - and feel uncomfortable about the inclusion of a picture of an innocent baby. It is the Sun newspaper which needs to be held to account for being the first to include a picture of a newborn in a sexualised soft porn image. A new line has been crossed and it represents a disturbing new low for the British press.
08/12/2014 17:25 GMT

Mumsnet Survey: Put the Sun, the Star and the Sport on the Top Shelf

Every woman has grown up in this country seeing her gender reflected back to her as sexual entertainment for the men who run the world. From childhood onwards she takes her cues from the predominant messages she receives from her culture about her value and role as a woman.
27/10/2014 13:48 GMT

Visible, in Your Face Sexism? In Britain?

The <em>Sun</em>, doubtless because 'Page 3' had received special reference from Ms Manjoo, hauled in Feminist Uber-Lad herself, Louise Mensch, who, under the charming headline <em>Shut it Sister</em>, indignantly took the 'we don't even stone our girls here' line to new ludicrous heights with this question: 'What about Bosnia, where rape was a national institution?'
22/04/2014 13:20 BST

So Whose Responsibility Is Page 3?

A paedophile may be responsible for his own actions, but the question here is: should a national newspaper be making it easier for him and providing him with the means?
14/02/2014 14:48 GMT

Who's Lost the Plot Dinsmore?

At the 360 Social media conference last week, David Dinsmore, Editor of the Sun, found himself once again obliged to defend Page 3, a position he seems to find himself in every time he goes out these days. He must be getting very tired of it.
13/02/2014 12:48 GMT

A Tory MP States His Views on Page 3

'Thank you for your email of today regarding Page 3 girls in the Sun. While I understand that some people are offended at seeing naked breasts, this particular page is something of a national institution, providing the girls with a job and Sun readers with some light and harmless entertainment.'
09/12/2013 12:50 GMT

Mr. Cameron, It's End Violence Against Women Day

David Cameron understands the power of images over words in government policy such as the introduction of pictures of disease on cigarette packets, he knows how advertising works and he cannot feign ignorance of the daily conditioning impact of Page 3 and other similar sexualised images of women in the U.K. tabloids.
26/11/2013 10:19 GMT

So Dinsmore Thinks Women Want Page 3 to Stay?

This week David Dinsmore, editor of the Sun newspaper, addressed the subject of Page 3 at the London Press Club and claimed that after conducting 'various polls and investigations done with focus groups' the consensus was 'do not touch it.'
08/11/2013 10:50 GMT

An Open Letter to David Dinsmore on the First Birthday of No More Page 3

For 43 years you have bullied women. You have served up bare-breasted young women daily for the sexual titillation and arousal of your male readership. You have belittled and dehumanised one half of the population to entertain the other half. And even worse, you have sold it as liberation and empowerment for women.
23/08/2013 11:04 BST

Extreme Feminists Out in Force?

It's a massive step to get rid of the most sexually objectifying image of a woman in a newspaper. Whether it's replaced by another sexually-objectified image or just an objectified image, the question remains why it is necessary to give over two-thirds of a page to represent only women in this way in a national newspaper.
14/08/2013 12:59 BST

Can David Cameron Ignore the NUT's Support of No More Page 3?

Given the support for the No More Page 3 campaign from the Girl Guides, the National Youth Council, the National Association of Head Teachers and now the NUT, perhaps it is time for the Prime Minister of this country to concede that the issue of Page 3 goes beyond 'consumer choice', and finally add his voice to the mounting pressure on David Dinsmore, Editor of the Sun, to scrap the feature.
05/08/2013 17:57 BST