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.

4 comments:

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...

Lola,

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.