What’s in a pair of tits? The case for the pishy liberal ‘No More Page 3’ campaign

A Thousand Flowers

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Since the 1970s, the third page of Britain’s most circulated daily newspaper has featured a woman in nothing but her pants, accompanied by some choice pieces of political and current affairs ‘insight’ from the day’s model. It’s a bit of national joke really, synonymous (albeit in a somewhat classist vein) with the dashboard of the builder’s van and girls called Charlene from Merseyside. Yet page three and The Sun has a daily circulation of 2.5 million and is estimated as being seen by 7.5 million every day, numbers which aren’t particularly funny to the increasing number of protesters who wish to see an end to daily soft porn from Britain’s best known rag.

When a couple of weeks ago Green MP Caroline Lucas stood to speak to a debate on media sexism at Westminster, she was interrupted by a Labour member demanding that she put her jacket back on over…

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