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We should ask Farage to sign No More Page 3

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grimbletart Fri 05-Dec-14 13:38:40

Nigel Farage is urging women to be discrete when breast feeding in public - perhaps sit in a corner etc. - so as not to make others uncomfortable, particularly older people who might feel awkward and embarrassed, though not him he assures us….

Sounds like we should ask Farage to sign No More Page 3. After all, plenty of people find page 3 makes them uncomfortable. Can Farage spare a thought for them too?

grimbletart Fri 05-Dec-14 13:59:06

discreet, not discrete - bloody autocorrect.

GinGinGin Fri 05-Dec-14 14:00:22

Why can't we just set up a petition to sponsor Farage to do a bunjee jump.........without the bunjee.

PausingFlatly Fri 05-Dec-14 14:04:38

Oh god, yes, absolutely! That's genius grimble.

"Since you object to even a tiny peep of breast, we know you'll want to get rid of Page 3. And have all mags with breast visible on the cover withdrawn from display."

BuffytheFestiveFeminist Fri 05-Dec-14 14:48:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 05-Dec-14 14:50:06

Fantastic idea, Grimble!
Do we need a hashtag?

grimbletart Fri 05-Dec-14 15:09:02

I'm not on twitter or Facebook (too many years wedded to a computer so MN is the only board I use now I've retired).

If someone wants to set it up though I have no copyright on the idea grin.

Have to be careful not to suggest he is offended 'cos he says he isn't - it's all the other poor souls (especially elderly ones like me he is thinking of…..)

PuffinsAreFictitious Fri 05-Dec-14 15:40:41

If we're going to ask Farage a question, could it not be: Hiw far can you fuck off before we miss you?

The page 3 one is a good alternative though grin

PausingFlatly Fri 05-Dec-14 15:52:03

"Against the tiniest sight of women's breasts in public, Nigel? Sign No More Page 3"

PausingFlatly Fri 05-Dec-14 15:52:37

(Also can't do twitter.)

NoUnauthorisedParking Fri 05-Dec-14 17:15:41

Tis being asked on twitter by people who know how (not me)

grimbletart Fri 05-Dec-14 17:39:00

Diverting the thread slightly…Farage and Brand are on Question Time next week. Now there's a couple that deserve each other.

PuffinsAreFictitious Fri 05-Dec-14 17:55:55

A same sex marriage made in heaven.

Think how much that would fuck the weather up!


TrojanWhore Fri 05-Dec-14 17:56:58

I have a nasty feeling Farage would 'win' that one. Brand is a bit of a one trick pony, and Farage has the knack of saying the right thing.

But a question there about Page 3 (and/or covering newspapers and magazines whose covers are unsuitable for small children) would be one ai'd like to see both answer.

AWholeLottaNosy Fri 05-Dec-14 21:31:54

Hahaha brilliant idea!

Personally am looking forward to seeing Farage and Brand on QT. Am hoping Farage will come off as a knob. I know a lot of people don't like Brand but I think he comes across as sincere and a lot of what he says resonates with many people. Tbh they are both 2 sides of the same coin, a massive disillusionment with the powers that be and many people's struggle to just get by these days.

AmberTheCat Fri 05-Dec-14 22:33:41

grin Puffins!

venusinscorpio Fri 05-Dec-14 22:40:20

That is such an awesome idea grimble, here's hoping someone does tweet it!

PuffinsAreFictitious Fri 05-Dec-14 22:53:13

Many MANY tweets to that effect.

Grimble sends out waves of feminism even via platforms she's not on smile

venusinscorpio Fri 05-Dec-14 23:00:41


PausingFlatly Fri 05-Dec-14 23:34:36

Look at us all - not a tweeter among us!


PausingFlatly Fri 05-Dec-14 23:44:40

And there was me thinking MN was the home of the twitterati.fblushfblush

PuffinsAreFictitious Fri 05-Dec-14 23:45:38

I r twitterati

in my own tiny bubble of feminists and allies

BuffytheFestiveFeminist Sat 06-Dec-14 10:00:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PausingFlatly Sat 06-Dec-14 11:22:24

My faith in MN as the home of the multiply-online is restored! fgrin

YonicScrewdriver Sat 06-Dec-14 18:31:06

Who are these "elderly" of whom he speaks?

My 70 something mother breast fed me for nine months.

My 90 something DGM looked at me wistfully when I BF because she was told by doctors that FF was better and more scientific.

Is he thinking of centenarians? Are there many of those at Claridges?

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