• The Sun and Page 3

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    Stuburns [sign in to see picture]
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    Whilst they are at it stop showing pictures of half naked sportsmen too.

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    Stuburns [sign in to see picture]
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    Such a fuss

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    Miss Stripes [sign in to see picture]
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    I see it from a different point of view, having personally done magazine work and I don't see why because certain people didn't like it that it should be ditched.

    They are just boobs. We all have them.

    It isn't insulting to women, I think saying we should hide them away is.

    If I ever read the Sun I'd just flick past page 3. Not my cup of tea, but it wasn't difficult to just turn the page over and ignore it.

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    DreamOfTheEndless [sign in to see picture]
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    I don't think you can object to Page 3 and lads' mags objectifying women unless you think that porn does the same thing. And fine if you do. More power to you.

    I would say that it's the context that's more of a problem than the content. Boobs in adult movies? Yeah, you'd expect to see them there. Boobs staring out of your newspaper? I can see why people might find that puzzling although I personally don't have a problem with it.

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    Stuburns [sign in to see picture]
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    I think if my kids saw the pictures of a gunman about to shoot the police officer in the head would be more disturbing than boobs. Especially seeing as it was front page.

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    In todays newspapers boobs are nothing special to look at but 15 years ago it was the "thing" to look at.

    I thnk this move is outdated there are worse things in papaers to scare young kids but do we really need naked men or women in any newspapers ?

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    Not really arsed to be honest. I dont buy papers because I pretty much watch the news constantly or listen to it on the radio and google the local news. I never really seen the point in there being tits in the news paper :/ it's just a page filler. If you buy a paper based solely on the fact you want to see one pair of boobs then you clearly need to get out more. Or at least watch some porn or strippers, there loads more boobs to see!! ;)

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    Well,if the breast feeding in public lobby are correct in saying they`re just breasts and we all have them,surely seeing a pair on page 3 is just the same? Also,you can go into any art gallery and see paintings and sculptures showing boobs and genitalia,does the fact it`s a photograph not make it art when it`s on page 3? Personally i hardly notice page 3 when i flick through The Sun at work.Also,it`s doing the page 3 girls out of work.

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    Irrelevant fluff that had no place in a newspaper.

    Glad it's gone.

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    annaceecee123 [sign in to see picture]
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    i find page 3 quite awkward whenever im sitting beside a family member and they turn to that page lol anyone else?

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    I hate that the campaign against it has won. I don't buy the Sun, but for some people it makes them happy and they should have been able to choose to buy it. If people who actually read the Sun had a big problem with it, they could either not look at it, or if it really bothered them that much, buy a different newspaper, but I imagine that the majority of the campaign was from people who don't ever read or buy the Sun anyway but who wanted to make sure they could control what other people look at.

    Just because it isn't news doesn't mean anything in my books... a crossword or sudoku aren't news either, but they appear in newspapers as a form of entertainment. I think it paves the way for other censorship of other things and media that aren't 'on message' and because of that it can only be a bad thing in my eyes.

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    It doesn't bother me but I don't see why people are making a deal of it, whether it's there or not.

    I grew up with my dad buying papers so I saw it everyday growing up. I don't understand why people see it as a negative, it's women who HAVE consented to being photographed topless and for it to be on page 3, it would be a different case if it wasn't concensual,

    I see why people wouldn't want their children to see it but in today's society, it takes a matter of seconds to access material MUCH WORSE than viewing a pair of boobs on a smiling woman.

    It's the end of an icon to some people but today the material is accessable anywhere, newspapers and magazines constantly feature celebrity women in tiny bikinis which I see is almost the same as topless, the only difference being you cannot see nipples. Personally, I couldn't care less though.

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    As soon as the sun goes the better they are gutter press how dare they picture Peter Capaldi at his mother's funeral I bet now they'll hound Ann kirkbride's family now.

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    Stuburns [sign in to see picture]
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    It's funny what people complain about. I say spend your time having fun instead.

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    JJohnson [sign in to see picture]
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    There seems to be a lot of confusion over what the issues really are. It's not just about indecency it's about equality. The details of the campaign that stopped it is here with a list of reasons half way down the page: http://nomorepage3.org/

    It's also worth reading the page with testimonials from ex-glamour models.

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    JJohnson wrote:

    There seems to be a lot of confusion over what the issues really are. It's not just about indecency it's about equality. The details of the campaign that stopped it is here with a list of reasons half way down the page: http://nomorepage3.org/

    It's also worth reading the page with testimonials from ex-glamour models.

    Totally agree with you! During my last 20 years I've been working with equality between men and women (mainly in Africa and Russia) and I've seen what so called "innocent" pictures like those on page 3 do to the mindsets of both young boys and girls. It's a blessing they finally are gone.

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    Personally, I've been aware of the nomorepage3 for a while now and still just completely disagree with it, as I disagree with all other feminist censorship campaigns that I've come into contact with so far. I think that they have a real tendency not to listen to the actual people involved, although I'd say that's more of an issue with campaigns against sex work, lapdancing clubs, etc.

    I suppose it's that I don't believe that seeing sexualised pictures of anyone from any gender will necessarily have a negative effect on someone's psychology, and believe that if it does then there's no way of knowing whether that's because of the picture or the particular person negatively affected by it, or any of the other many varied experiences in their lives that have lead to them being the person that they are.

    It's obviously all very subjective and down to people's experiences and beliefs, but for me, I find it much more offensive that female nudity is censored and think that censorship is a very dangerous road to go down because of how easy it becomes to set a precedent in terms of what's acceptable and what isn't.

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    Stuburns [sign in to see picture]
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    Agreed ^^

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    Young and fun95 [sign in to see picture]
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    i dontthink it should "normal" to see women naked in sexy positions, kids grow up thinking men should be attracted to that but not all are and not all girls lok like that. porn is different, its not on tv or shoved in kids faces

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    I hate feminists!!

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