PAGE 3 – A SEXIST TOOL AGAINST WOMEN
Page 3 used to be one of the main brands associated with The Sun. It represents the classic supermarket newspaper with all kinds of news, from facts and politics to sports and gossip. It is widely accessible everywhere and has exposed children to nudity for years.
The sexism associated with Page 3 made many women feel inferior by comparing themselves with the glamorous models featured on the page.
PAGE 3 – EXPOSING THE INNOCENT TO NUDITY
Page 3 was a controversial topic that took sexism to a new level by introducing people to topless models for decades before being eliminated. While mostly done for adults, children knew about it and often represented the main source of attraction for kids.
While the newspaper denied having sexism involved in it, it was obvious all models were females, so the campaign targeted this aspect.
HOW IT WORKED
It took about two years for the No More Page 3 petition to come to life. It all started with a request to stop objectifying women that was rejected. The person requesting it – Lucy-Anne Holmes – has started a petition to push her request.
That was when the whole thing took the snowball effect.
This is probably the most successful petition I've ever signed and I'm happy I was part of it. It represents the power of changing our society into better.
I can't tell you how happy I am that we did it. I often felt embarrassed while going over that page, especially when my husband was around. Glad it's gone!
Page 3 objectifies women. I know they said it's a form of art, but it's not. There were never any men there. Besides, it was exposing nudity to children.