Saturday, 13 September 2014

Is he trying to tell us something?

From the BBC

Mr Murdoch asked: "Aren't beautiful young women more attractive in at least some fashionable clothes?"

Unless by "fashionable clothes" he means a pair of stockings and high heels, no.


Ian Hills said...

So the old fool has at last caved in to the PC brigade, who are of course jealous as hell of the page 3 lovelies.

It's enough to give Harriet Harman an orgasm....first time for everything, eh?

The Stigler said...

Ian Hills,

I'm amazed anyone really cares. Page 3 is a relic of an age where breasts were pretty much pushing the envelope of censorship, when almost no movies featured them and you never saw a pair on TV.

Today, it's a quaint institution with some very high quality photography that's closer to a figure nude or what you see on some beaches than a sexy photograph (the 80s stuff was often shot in a more sexualised setting). To complain about objectification when people can click and see hardcore pornography is just baffling.

I think it may be more about hitting Murdoch, though. Like if you remove Page 3, people will stop reading The Sun.

Lola said...

Page 3 is an institution. And we all know about the 'long march through the institutions', 'even if it takes a hundred years'. They are just 30 years late.

The Stigler said...


There's a part of me that wonders if they're just keeping it to piss off the feminists. If so, I'm glad as it keeps their focus there rather than elsewhere.