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No More Page 3 petition

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StephanieDA Tue 27-Nov-12 10:39:45

Anyone else out there supporting the No More Page 3 petition set up by Lucy Holmes?
I wrote a blog about it a while ago, as a mother - please look and share if you want to:

SomersetONeil Wed 12-Dec-12 20:08:12

Yes, the real world. That real world where only a few decades ago, easily in living memory of some, ads like these were perfectly acceptable and reasonable...

Show her it's a man's world.

Where she belongs.

Your wife will drive home one of the best reasons...

So the harder a wife works the cuter she looks...

...that's what wives are for.

Most men ask 'is she pretty? Not 'is she clever?'

And a 'delightful' non-gendered one...

I'm sure the first people to complain about these were seen as 'over-reacting' and 'making a big deal about nothing'. I'm sure they were also accused of curtailing 'free speech'...

Breasts in a newspaper are as outdated and antiquated as these images. If not more.

In another generation, people will snigger at Page 3 in the same way that we laugh at these, slightly incredulous that people thought they were in any way OK. Some people seemingly take a lot longer than others to to get to the point of understanding that, and so feel the need to vehemently argue for the status quo.

I lump Page 3 supporters in with the sort of people who didn't see the slightest thing wrong with these messages...

DyeInTheEar Wed 12-Dec-12 20:29:48

Yes Somerset - good post

DoingitOnTheRoofTopWithSanta Wed 12-Dec-12 20:35:22

Dominic Mohan had 3 children according to WIKI, any of them daughters do you think? I wonder if he would happy for them to be page 3 girls?

HUgh Heffner made his daughter vice president..not a centerfold. I can not comprehend the mind set that of someone who would so happily use women that way whilst having daughter. It just doesn't make sense.

SomersetONeil Wed 12-Dec-12 21:00:21

I know, DoingIt.

A couple of my links didn't work, but you get the jist...

Here's the blatantly racist one, if anyone's interested...

The 'free speech' thing is such a red herring. Would anyone seriously argue to be allowed to continue to advertise along these lines, in the name of free speech?

Times move on - people need to keep up.

RiaUnderTheMistletoe Wed 12-Dec-12 23:02:11

Absolute shock at some of those Somerset And I agree with you.

DyeInTheEar Wed 12-Dec-12 23:42:20

Free speech is a red herring. The Sun used the same "moral" press freedom argument to print the Vegas pictures of Prince Harry - saying they were making a point about what was available online but not available in the press. Nonsense, they wanted to sell papers and improve their circulation / advertising.

Those who make the Free Speech argument should think about the importance of living free from prejudice and sexism - rather than supporting a newspapers right to endorse it.

Frans1980 Fri 21-Dec-12 04:10:46

Still banging on about page 3 are we? Haven't we exhausted this topic? There's nothing else I can say without repeating myself.

PiccadillyCervix Fri 21-Dec-12 04:28:40

and yet you felt the need to come back to the thread 9 days after the last post... just to not add anything of value.. or did you think we were all holding our breath for frans words of wisdom?

SomersetONeil Fri 21-Dec-12 07:33:31

The only person 'banging on' is you, Frans. This thread had died.

Man, you're a little trouper, aren't you, coming on and resurrecting dead threads... One would almost think you didn't have a life anything better to do. But here you are! Wonderful!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. smile

MrsClown Fri 21-Dec-12 12:02:30

Frans - last time I looked we could discuss anything we liked. If you dont want to then dont, no one is forcing you to discuss something you dont want to discuss. I dont want to discuss certain topics on Mumsnet but I dont go on the threads and tell them not to.

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