no more page three campaign
Even After the Irish Edition Drops Topless Page 3, The Sun Et Al Still Don't Get Responsible Journalism
What concerns me far more is that this amounts to little more than drop in the ocean when placed next to the mind-numbing, anti-intellectual, fact deficient bloviating peddled by most redtops.
On Friday 12 July, something wonderful happened. It was Amanda Palmer "going for broke" in an open, naked letter to the Daily Mail. The singer-songwriter made the performance as part of her set at the Roundhouse in Camden, delighting the audience with her comedic Waltz which confronted the Daily Mail for their sexist reporting on her appearance at Glastonbury.
Since the Green MP Caroline Lucas gave a recent speech about media sexism in Parliament, the press and internet have been inundated with opinion pieces, blog posts, and forum discussions. But more often than not our politicians, journalists, and bloggers have simply retread the same old ground.
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.
The current editor of The Sun Dominic Mohan, who has steered the tabloid through one of its most turbulent times, is leaving
We are all living through history; that much is certain. There are, however, specific times or incidents when it is possible to imagine the school lessons in decades to come, when pupils will be studying with rabid intensity the very events unfolding around us right now. The saga of Prism, or the saga of Edward Snowden as Hollywood will surely repackage it, has to be one such event. With a script to rival a new Bourne movie, the 'spy story of the age' as the Guardian prefix it, has all the hallmarks of a milestone in global history.
Green MP Caroline Lucas has written to the House of Commons authorities asking for The Sun newspaper to be banned from the
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.
My issue with Page 3 is not that it features topless women. My discomfort stems from setting an impossible target of perfection for young women that is already so readily available in women's magazines.