For almost nearly everyday for the last 30 years, I’ve bought The Sun newspaper. I’ve bought it for three reasons…
The football coverage.
The Striker cartoon strip.
And, Page 3!
The first pin-up girl I had on my bedroom wall was a Page 3 girl. She was Sam Fox. As a 14 year-old teenager, I thought she was the most gorgeous woman on the planet and thanks to the newspaper my parents bought at the time I could get to see her as nature intended her, almost naked.
Girls on the third page of newspapers showing their boobs in the 1980’s was quite normal. It wasn’t just something exclusive to The Sun. The Daily Mirror, the Daily Record and the Daily Star all did the same. It was normal. It was part of our culture.
As it is today.
But there were those then as there is now who find that an attractive young woman showing her natural assets in a national newspaper is offensive, degrading to women, insulting to women and so on.
Well here’s a tip.
If you agree with any of the things I’ve mentioned, there is one simple solution. Don’t buy the paper. Then you won’t get your knickers in a knot worrying about what’s in it. You’ll then have time to maybe… well, open your eyes and take a look at the real problems in the world and worry about what harm that’s doing to the world we live in because a girl showing her boobs in a newspaper in un un-offensive way isn’t hurting or harming a soul!
Some people really need a reality check.
The last few days have seen The Sun not have a Page 3 girl as normal. It;s been reported that the so-called do-gooders have won and the newspaper have quietly withdrawn a part of British culture. The paper has yet to make an official statement on whether they have or not. I hope not.
Since those teenage years back in the 80’s, I’ve had a few favourite Page 3 girls, Sam Fox being the first…
Then there was Gail McKenna…
And Gaynor Goodman in the 90’s
My favourite Page 3 girl of all time, Keeley Hazell!
And current favourites Rosie Jones and Lucy Vixen
All of these girls appeared or appear on Page 3 out of choice. No one held a gun to a head and made them do it. It was their choice, it is their choice. Just like it’s my choice to buy The Sun newspaper and it’s the choice of those who don’t like naked girls flashing their boobs not to buy the paper. Sadly, those who don’t like the choice others make would rather spoil things and campaign against harmless things rather than devote time to campaigning against harmful things and things that really do matter, the real issues in this world.