Hola. Hope you are well.
I know I’m late writing about Page 3 and that the world has moved on to whether a dress is white and gold or black and blue (the latter for me) but my previous blog post was about an event that took place at Christmas so this by contrast is current.
It had seemed like The Sun had removed Page 3 models from their paper and people celebrated, claiming a victory for campaigning and direct action. So a bit like a spoilt child, they decided to do the opposite to what they were being told and brought back Page 3, saying ‘who said we were getting rid of Page 3?’ (or words to that effect).
As it happened, it was first mentioned in the Times newspaper, which is part of the same organisation as The Sun, so in effect they told us, they’d be getting rid of Page 3.
The problem I have with page 3, is that, ‘Woman has Breasts’ is not news (at least not topical news), so why do they appear in a newspaper? It’s not as if there’s no place to go should you need to see bare breasts and the like, as my mate says the internet is full of these images/videos.
Perversely, The Sun from time to time, will run stories about how women shouldn’t wear the Burka, because you can only see the persons eyes. So in The Sun’s world, naked breasts are ok but women covered up is bad. Perhaps there is a happy medium that can be struck.
NB. The Daily Star should be able to keep Page 3 as it’s not a real newspaper.
Til next time, be nice to each other.
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