A leading national newspaper has produced a blatantly sexist front page - and apparently, we're all meant to turn a blind eye to it... If I ever have a daughter, I don't want her to experience catcalling and I certainly don't want her to see the way women are treated in male-dominated professions and believe she can't chase her dreams. The only way to make things better for the next generation of women is to say enough is enough, today.
The comedian wants people to 'show dissent' by boycotting newspapers.
Counting 56 pictures of women in their underwear on a single escalator at Oxford Circus station is one of the reasons Sara
The groundwork has been laid thoroughly by campaigners, charities, women's organisations and the like, who have worked tirelessly to change this situation, and yet there is still no means at all of holding the UK press to task for degrading, sexist or harmful reporting. Which leaves us wondering; is it time to update the Editors' Code?
The Sun, doubtless because 'Page 3' had received special reference from Ms Manjoo, hauled in Feminist Uber-Lad herself, Louise Mensch, who, under the charming headline Shut it Sister, 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?'
Page 3 may be liberating for the models themselves, but the messages it sends out are oppressive: attractive women are thin, white, feminine and young, and women themselves are simply sexual objects. For that reason I fail to see why this feature should remain in the UK's biggest-selling newspaper where soft pornography should not even be present, unless the feature is altered to become representative of all - and I mean all - women and a male version is created.
Has anyone had the chance to watch the feminist version of Robin Thicke's song, Blurred Lines? If not, (where have you BEEN?!) please go and look it up now. Or scroll to the bottom of this blog - it'll be there in all its glory.
David Dinsmore, new Editor of the Sun newspaper, has stated that Page 3 will stay and has given this reason for continuing the feature: 'It's a good way of selling newspapers'.
Working at No More Page 3 HQ we get accused quite regulalrly of being many things. Feminazis, prudes, pseudo-feminists, ugly with crap tits... you get the picture. One that pops up now and then and was indeed levelled (perhaps not directly at us) by Murdoch himself was that we are "too PC".
Is it possible to have faith in a system of self-regulation when those developing that system are not even opening their discussions to public scrutiny? "Who guards the guardians?" is a question still pertinent today, well over a year after it was first posed by Lord Justice Leveson in launching his inquiry.