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Post by party animal - not! on Tue Jan 20 2015, 11:44

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Post by Donnamarie on Tue Jan 20 2015, 13:54

Sorr but I don't know what this is referring to! Should my AA cups runnith over? scratch

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Post by Joanna on Tue Jan 20 2015, 17:00

British tabloid newspaper....always had a 
topless model on Page 3


The Sun drops Page 3

Rupert Murdoch had hinted that the controversial tradition may be dropped 

because it was 'old-fashioned'

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Page 3 models Linda Lusardi (left) and Sam Fox Photo: Rex Features


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Topless women have been a fixture on Page 3 of the Sun for more than four decades, but the controversial feature has finally been killed off.
Executives at the tabloid have decided to quietly shelve the tradition after a growing army of critics branded it sexist.
Instead of bare breasts, the pictures will now show scantily-clad women wearing bras and pants. In Monday's issue, the model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was shown wearing Marks & Spencer underwear.
The move was confirmed by The Times, a fellow News UK paper. It is understood that the parent company's chairman Rupert Murdoch signed off on the decision.
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 In recent years, the paper has faced growing criticism from campaigners who said the feature was out of date in the modern world.

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According to the Guardian, executives had planned to drop Page 3 quietly, without fanfare. It is understood the change may be reversed if it causes a dramatic drop in sales.
Sun editor David Dinsmore refused to comment, but is understood to accept that Page 3 was a relic of the past.
The Sun’s Irish edition dropped topless pictures in August 2013, after editor Paul Clarkson cited “cultural differences”.
In September Rupert Murdoch hinted the end may be in sight for Page 3, describing it as “old fashioned” on Twitter. He then asked his followers: “Aren't beautiful young women more attractive in at least some fashionable clothes?”
However he then accused British feminists of “banging on forever about Page 3” despite “never buying [the] paper”.


Three reasons to be glad the Sun's Page 3 is gone

The move follows a campaign launched in September 2012 to force the paper into dropping its daily diet of topless pictures.
Called No More Page 3, it attracted more than 215,000 signatories to an online petition. The campign was also supported by organisations including the Girl Guides and the Welsh Assembly.

Green MP Caroline Lucas was ordered to cover up her No More Page Three t-shirt in Parliament
More than 30 universities voted to stop selling The Sun until it dropped the feature, and in June 2013 the Green MP Caroline Lucas was told to cover up her No More Page Three t-shirt during a debate in Westminster Hall.

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Post by Donnamarie on Tue Jan 20 2015, 21:54

Thanks Joanna. Sadly AA cups never runnith over

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Post by Joanna on Tue Jan 20 2015, 22:46

Donnamarie wrote:Thanks Joanna.  Sadly AA cups never runnith over

But they keep bright and perky in older years !  Thumbs up!

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Post by Donnamarie on Tue Jan 20 2015, 23:31

Joanna you always see the silver lining Smile

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Re: Murdoch's Page Three Decision comment

Post by Joanna on Tue Jan 20 2015, 23:51

Donnamarie wrote:Joanna you always see the silver lining Smile




.......lol!.......sorry if its boring......Hug1........lol!

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Re: Murdoch's Page Three Decision comment

Post by Donnamarie on Wed Jan 21 2015, 00:09

No way boring. I always enjoy your positive attitude!

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Re: Murdoch's Page Three Decision comment

Post by Silje on Wed Jan 21 2015, 00:13

Joanna wrote:
Donnamarie wrote:Thanks Joanna.  Sadly AA cups never runnith over

But they keep bright and perky in older years !  Thumbs up!

Yep. But I still wish I had Samantha Fox's  melons. Smile

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