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DianaVreeland Fri 20-Jul-12 16:07:14

I remember seeing a page 3 girl for the first time when I was about 6 as my neighbour bought the Sun. I cringed inwardly, and haven't stopped feeling the same since. I have 5 nieces 3 nephews and my own 2 sons.....I hope they could grow up without seeing images of women objectified like this. Clearly I am not showing this to them but at some point I know they will. Does anyone else feel the same?

MsVestibule Fri 20-Jul-12 16:08:27

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BackforGood Fri 20-Jul-12 16:08:54

Yes.
It amazes me that something like that is still happpening in a daily paper in 2012, tbh.

attheendoftheday Fri 20-Jul-12 16:09:55

YADDNBU. I hate it so much. I can't believe something so insulting and degrading is so commonplace.

DianaVreeland Fri 20-Jul-12 16:09:57

Apparently you can go online and see the page 3 girls in 360 degrees....WTF
It's supposed to be a 'family paper'???

valiumredhead Fri 20-Jul-12 16:10:53

It has no place in papers in 2012.

valiumredhead Fri 20-Jul-12 16:11:30

It has no place in papers in 2012.

valiumredhead Fri 20-Jul-12 16:11:44

Oh twice!

JamieandTheOlympicTorch Fri 20-Jul-12 16:11:52

Yes, I agree. I think it is quite hard to explain to a child, and when something is hard to explain and justify to a child, then it's often a sign the thing in question is indefensible.

It's Ok to objectify women now though, apparently, because we now do it to men (except we don't get to see their bits and bobs)

MsVestibule Fri 20-Jul-12 16:12:34

I think lots of people feel the same way, including me. I remember Clare Short campaigning against this for the same reasons you mentioned and she was roundly accused of just being jealous hmm.

I hate it with a passion.

YADNBU

Ithinkitsjustme Fri 20-Jul-12 16:14:34

Tbh, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. It's not a newspaper (and I use the wods loosely!) that I or anyone I know reads. I think there are far worse thing out there, and while I think it's a bit pointless and outdated I don't think it's worth making a fuss about.
BTW, I don't think YABU to want to ban it, just think YABU if you think it will happen.

LineRunner Fri 20-Jul-12 16:15:16

It's creepy. Some of the 'page 3 girls' are teenagers.

DianaVreeland Fri 20-Jul-12 16:16:08

I love Clare Short.
Apparently Dominic whatisname was defending page 3 at the Levenson enquiry says it was a celebration of the female form....so I emailed the Levenson Enquiry telling them how I felt about it. Apparently they take account of all the submissions sent to them in their ruling.

axure Fri 20-Jul-12 16:18:27

I hate P3, on the odd occasion I look at a copy of The Sun, I always place my hand over any boobs if I'm reading something else on the page. It's very depressing that young women want to earn a living like this in 2012.

DianaVreeland Fri 20-Jul-12 16:21:44

Yes I know there are people hungry, homeless, abused, peole being murdered in Libya, much much worse things than this.
But also there is so much belittlement of women and so few decent intelligent role models for women in the UK, we are only celebrated if we have big boobs.

lowercase Fri 20-Jul-12 16:24:38

YANBU!

WorraLiberty Fri 20-Jul-12 16:26:22

It's quite ironic really that we can't walk down the road topless when we're hot in the Summer...or sunbathe topless in the park but they can print photos of topless women every day in a national newspaper?

lowercase Fri 20-Jul-12 16:36:18

and get tutted at for bf publicly...

WorraLiberty Fri 20-Jul-12 16:37:21

Only if you believe what you read on Mumsnet grin

<< Runs away before getting lynched >>

lowercase Fri 20-Jul-12 16:37:58

my own bladdy family tutted at me!

littlemissbroody26 Fri 20-Jul-12 16:38:41

yunbu.

We had a project in primary school where we had to bring in a paper and talk about the news stories... some of the kids had the sun, with page 3 left in!!

littlemissbroody26 Fri 20-Jul-12 16:39:11

my own bladdy family tutted at me!

tutt them back!! grrr

DianaVreeland Fri 20-Jul-12 16:40:45

and get tutted at for bf publicly...

That's true! How many men say they feel awkward when they see a woman breastfeed, but page 3 is OK!!

Megan74 Fri 20-Jul-12 16:41:51

YANBU. Its creepy that young women (most are about 18 I would think) are being oggled at by a load of men. I also can't bear the description of womens hair colour as some sort of defining factor. Even the broadsheets do it: Claire, brunette, said blah, blah. You never see ,Mike, balding, said blah, blah. What is that about? Sorry for hijack OP but both these things get on my goat Grrrr

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