Should Page 3 in The Sun end now?

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After ensuring that most of the national and international press, including its own sister paper The Times, were sufficiently convinced of Page 3’s demise on Monday, it appears today that this was just a ruse, and the topless models seem to have been reinstated.

The campaign group ‘No More Page 3’, which began in 2012 and attracted 217,000 signatures to a petition calling for a ban, acknowledged that “the fight might be back on”.

Over the past three days, there have been no topless models on Page 3, fuelling speculation the feature was on its way out.

Topless models were first introduced by the Sun in 1970, less than a year after Rupert Murdoch bought the title.

In recent years, the paper has faced growing criticism from campaigners who said the feature was out of date in the modern world.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said editors were free to publish “what they like”.

But Page Three was not “in keeping with the way in which women both want to be and should be represented”, he added on LBC radio.

What are your views?  Has The Sun got some catching up to do in a society that is striving for equality?

Should Page 3 in the Sun end now?

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29th Apr 2015
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this is the dam feminst lot
2nd Mar 2015
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Why have they never (I don't think) had a bloke on page 3?
29th Jan 2015
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Page 3 is no longer shocking or a cause for moral outrage, sadly. When so-called celebrities flaunt their half naked (and naked) plastic bodies all over the papers and attend award ceremonies with most of their flesh on display, we do no more than glance. At least the Sun is honest enough to display these women openly as simple titillation (no pun intended). As for people who seem to think the women are being exploited and objectified - if they can show me proof they have been tortured, drugged, forcibly coerced or blackmailed into posing I'll be the first to complain. In what way are their career choices, tacky as they might be, different from a woman shoving her silicone naked oily bum in our faces or a has-been soap star wearing a dress cut down to her navel?
29th Jan 2015
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Yes get rid of. I can't see what it has to do with news. Mind you the sun is a gossip tabloid anyway that is why it does so well. I can only see the page 3 model has no moral standards and you could have more gossip.
26th Jan 2015
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You dont need to look
26th Jan 2015
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I don't this it's as simple as being offensive. These images objectify women. Some people who look at them would complain if they saw a woman openly breast feeding in public. I think they are well past their 'sell by' date!
23rd Jan 2015
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No I'm 61 but don't find it offensive, I only see it very occasionally when given a paper but if it offends, don't buy the paper!
23rd Jan 2015
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Must admit, never read the Sun so was never a problem
23rd Jan 2015
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It's very definitely outdated now. Replace the page with careers of young women these days.
23rd Jan 2015
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Harmless. There is a lot worse on the internet.
22nd Jan 2015
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I think, if you don't like it don't buy it, simple.
22nd Jan 2015
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Yes I do think they should pull page 3...good for the 70s and 80s...looks outdated and a bit dumb now
22nd Jan 2015
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I think its outdated now...bit like the saucy postcards you used to get at the seaside. I do think Mr Murdoch has been very clever with his PR on this as every media organisation has been commenting on it and even Silversurfers has it!

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