I'm sure there are lots of ways to sell more newspapers. But a newspaper is supposed to provide "news," not topless women. I am not, like many of the No More Page 3 campaigners, against the models or glamour modeling in general, I'm just against these types of photos appearing in a daily newspaper.
With the departure of Sun editor Dominic Mohan, No More Page 3 campaigners immediately began petitioning his replacement
The current editor of The Sun Dominic Mohan, who has steered the tabloid through one of its most turbulent times, is leaving
So, now and then, it seems The Sun takes itself seriously, it grows up and cleans up its act as a show of 'respect' for a particular tragedy and, in doing so, its editorial team reveal two important things.
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.
Just perhaps seeing a young woman in just her pants, in the newspaper everyday affected me as a child and still does and perhaps I want a better future?
We had a little victory this week. I mean we've had quite a few "Whoop" moments of late but this was different. The thing is it has occurred to me, for reasons which I will explain (whether you like it or not) that people mostly have no idea whatsoever how important or amazing they are or how much of a difference they can make.
It was only when I lived and worked in Honduras briefly aged 21 and suffered daily cat-calls, hisses and spitting from local men in the street, that something truly and irrevocably sank in. Being treated differently for occupying a female body wasn't just frustrating and irritating.
Could the Page 3 Girl have met her match in the Girl Guide? Members of Girlguiding UK have thrown their weight behind a popular
So I will not mince my words in saying that Page 3 needs to go, not just because it is a national embarrassment and a dinosaur of the 1970s but because it is anything other than a "harmless fun".
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.
No More Page 3 supporters do not look down their nose at the Page 3 girls at all, but what about the newspaper in which their pictures are showcased? How much are these women paid for their work in comparison to the profit made?
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.
Rupert Murdoch has hinted it may be time for The Sun's Page Three girls to join the UK's millions in the dole queue - telling
Kelvin MacKenzie has apologised in print for the headline he wrote in The Sun about the Hillsborough tragedy 23 years ago
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.
The editor of The Sun Dominic Mohan has apologised for his newspaper's role in the Hillsborough tragedy cover-up - with the
Rupert Murdoch is expected to fly to London this week after reassuring staff he would not sell The Sun in the wake of a second
On Monday Dominic Mohan was recalled to the Leveson inquiry where he defended Page 3 as a "British institution". Unfortunately he missed the all important word 'was'- it was a British institution - and not a particularly good one at that. Platform 51 commissioned a nationally representative poll over the weekend which showed that almost twice as many women would support a ban on topless pictures of female models appearing in daily newspapers as would oppose it. In a country where many people feel uneasy with the word 'ban', these results are certainly striking.
Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun newspaper, has described topless page 3 girls as "good role models" who are "very healthy