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Seriously, read this post. It’s spot-on in every single way.

Hunter Not The Hunted

So: recently, a young woman, Lucy-Anne Holmes, started a petition on Change.org aimed at getting The Sun to stop featuring topless Page 3 girls*. The Internet seems to have done its work well, because it’s been all over Twitter for days, with endorsement from such stalwarts as Caitlin Moran** & Graham Linehan, and is now claiming over 27,000 signatures. Many of the proponents of #nomorepage3 have made reference to feminism and the general well-being of women as justifications for the quasi-campaign. Even more baffling was when I saw sex educators, sex radicals and other generally sex-positive (by which I include sex-critical) folks endorsing it.

Therefore, I think there is an even greater need for countervailing opinions from the perspectives of feminists. Which, in this case, is me. Nobody ever said life was fair. But there are 2 things I’m not going to touch on: whether or not P3…

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About Wendy Lyon

Fighting a lonely battle for evidence-based policy and the proper use of apostrophes.

2 responses »

  1. I did try to start a #nomorecauliflowercheese trend, to try and get over my feelings about the #nomorepage3 campaign. We need to be vocal and show that this is not a cut and dried issue. The post here is perfect in every way!

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  2. The Great Smell Of Brute

    Women attempting to take ownership of other women’s bodies, authoritarianism masquerading as feminism, self-appointed lightweights attempting to leverage some unearned power for themselves; we’ve seen it all before, so many times now…

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