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To ask you all to sign the "No More Page 3" petition?

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UnrequitedSkink Mon 17-Sep-12 21:18:01

It's a bit of a no-brainer really. How are we ever supposed to show our kids that women are more than just sex objects when Page 3 exists? It's archaic and totally unnecessary. It's also an anachronism and offensive. Please sign if you believe that pictures of topless girls don't belong in a so-called family newspaper.

More info here and a facebook page here

Fantastically, the petition has gone from 2,000 signatures yesterday morning to over 16,000 today!

MonkeyGoneToHeaven Mon 17-Sep-12 21:26:50

YANBU. Done.

UnrequitedSkink Mon 17-Sep-12 21:30:32

Thank you! I was beginning to feel like a lone voice shouting into the wilderness...

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Mon 17-Sep-12 21:35:04

Signed. I worked in a warehouse in my teens and <shudder> my creepy boss used to leave this lying around. I bet he wouldn't have done it with porn.

whitewineinthesun Mon 17-Sep-12 21:38:42

done. and posted on facebook

hiddenhome Mon 17-Sep-12 21:51:22


My childhood abuser used to force me to look at Page 3 images when he was abusing me sad

griphook Mon 17-Sep-12 21:51:49


jellybaby25 Mon 17-Sep-12 21:53:35

Yes, you are being unreasonable. Not sure if The Sun is a family friendly newspaper. The women who do it are not being exploited. Men will always look at boobs whether Page 3 exists or not. You don't have to buy it or show it to your kids. Can't se what is wrong with it really.

GoldShip Mon 17-Sep-12 21:54:36

I won't and my reasons why are scattered all over the 'ban page 3 topic' wink

But fair does if you're fighting for what you believe in.

GoldShip Mon 17-Sep-12 21:56:07

In the name of stopping repeated arguments, I'll just link people to this

omfgkillmenow Mon 17-Sep-12 21:58:54

if i had the bod I would have done it, and my abuser made me look at razzle, they are just boobs, the girls aren't forced into it, look at how it has made Jordans career...I would say that I am a feminist but if a lassie wants to get her tits out then its her right...
Just dont let your kids see the sun, or if you are offended just don't buy it. Its only a pair of boobs theres a lot worse on t'internet

Meglet Mon 17-Sep-12 22:03:48

Did it, shared and followed last week grin. I've been RT them every day on twitter.

Will bang it out again on my FB page soon.

MonkeyGoneToHeaven Mon 17-Sep-12 22:05:08

It's not about 'banning' page 3 at all. It's a campaign that is asking whether images of naked women are appropriate in a family newspaper (which the Sun says it is) in 2012. The 'men will always look at boobs' argument is irrelevant. Yes, they will. But soft porn in a newspaper makes a statement about the role of women in society which is outdated and degrading and I, for one, have had enough.

Meglet Mon 17-Sep-12 22:08:06

As they've been saying...... "Boobs aren't news".

UnrequitedSkink Mon 17-Sep-12 22:11:26

I am not in the least offended by bare breasts – the female form is beautiful. And I’m sure the models do their job willingly and without coercion, and I’m sure they’re paid well for it. But the real harm caused by printing daily pics of bare breasted girls for men to leer over is done to all other women, who didn’t choose it. Page 3 has a detrimental effect on all women, and on mens’ perception of women. The Sun DAILY reinforces a view of women as primarily sex objects.

You’re right, I don’t have to buy it. I don’t buy it, but that’s not really the point is it? Millions do buy it, and millions of men and women repeatedly read and absorb the message that it’s fine to sexually objectify women

jellybaby25 Mon 17-Sep-12 22:16:06

But to be frank, women are sex objects for men. Just as men are sex objects for women. It's the way of the world...

Raspberryandorangesorbet Mon 17-Sep-12 22:18:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

notanaxemurderer Mon 17-Sep-12 22:18:50

My goodness, Jellybaby - is that the message you're going to impart to your DD, if you have one?

"Sorry that man made a comment about your breasts, darling, but because you were born with a vagina you'll just have to put up with it, it's the way of the world."


MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Mon 17-Sep-12 22:19:01

Just for the record...

Boobs, not a problem.

News, not a problem.

It is as if they are saying, here is some news. Since you are reading the news you must be a straight man or a lesbian presumably but I don't know what The Sun's audience share is there so here are some tits. It is a little bizarre if you think about it. They do all seem very young as well. <old gimmer>

Raspberryandorangesorbet Mon 17-Sep-12 22:21:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hawaiiWave Mon 17-Sep-12 22:40:22

Yanbu, done.

jellybaby25 Mon 17-Sep-12 22:42:38

Yes, really! Obviously women are not just sexual beings in the eyes of men
... but we have to be realistic ... sex is the main driver for men and women.

anditwasallyellow Mon 17-Sep-12 22:45:20

While I could write an essay on everything that is wrong with page 3. I think a petition will only draw more attention to it in a no publicity is bad publicity sort of way.

I don't think it will stop while people are buying the paper. And sadly isn't The Sun the UKs top paper, says a lot really doesn't it.

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Mon 17-Sep-12 22:47:39

sex is the main driver for men and women Not really when I am looking at news. When I go to the BBC online, I don't think, "you know what this report on the Middle East needs? A big cock."

squeakytoy Mon 17-Sep-12 22:54:34

YABU. I have no objection to page 3.

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