A number of news outlets reported that The Sun would no longer be running images of topless women on "Page Three" and the BBC reported that, "The Times, which has the same publisher as the Sun, said it understood Friday's edition of the Sun was the last that would carry images of topless women, although they would continue online."
Since Monday, there have been no topless models on Page Three, further supporting the widespread understanding that the feature, first introduced in 1970, had been dropped. What the topless models were replaced with was not much better -- on Monday, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was shown wearing Marks & Spencer underwear and Tuesday’s Page Three featured two bikini-wearing actresses running on a beach.
This sent a clear message that The Sun's editors gave no shits about treating women with respect but did give the impression they’d made a decision to can the porn. This was no accident. Like a bunch of sociopathic teenagers, they were playing a game with us -- not only did they not wish to treat women as human beings, but they were willing to manipulate and toy with the media and with feminists in order to convey their staunch misogyny.
Today, The Sun tweeted an image of a topless woman with this caption:
Further to recent reports in all other media outlets, we would like to clarify that this is Page 3 and this is a picture of Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth.
We would like to apologise on behalf of the print and broadcast journalists who have spent the last two days talking and writing about us.
Anti-feminist nitwit and former Page Three model, Jodie Marsh, who complained on Twitter yesterday that women who campaigned against the objectification of women were "just jealous and insecure" (Jodie is 36 in year-age, but 16 in brain-age) said today that she was happy the feminists have apparently lost the battle for "human" status and helpfully suggested we start paying attention to things that "really matter," like violence against women and girls over there (no really, look over there!).
I guess the only way women women can "be proud of their bodies" is if men approve of them and want to touch them with their penises.
Whatever, The Sun. Pissing us off only makes us stronger and more determined. Also, as noted by No More Page Three, your childish shenanigans have only brought further publicity to the campaign to bring you down. There are more of us, and we aren’t giving up. Good luck, bros.
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