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Page 3 was a feature in the British tabloid newspaper The Sun for over 44 years, from November until January It consisted British page three a large photograph of a topless female glamour modeloften known as a "Page 3 girl," usually published on the third page of the print edition. When The Sun became a tabloid on 17 Novemberit began intermittently publishing images of clothed glamour models on its third page. The editors introduced nudity on 17 November when they printed an image of year-old model Stephanie Khan in her "birthday suit" to celebrate the newspaper's first anniversary as a tabloid.

Topless Page 3 girls soon became a regular feature in The Sun and are credited with helping to boost the newspaper's circulation significantly in the s and s. Some Page 3 girls became household names. Samantha Foxwho appeared on Page 3 from tobecame one of the most photographed British British page three of the s, [1] and famously earned more than then-prime minister Margaret Thatcher while still in her teens. The Daily Star called its topless British page three "Starbirds.

Page 3 generated considerable controversy throughout its run. Critics often argued that Page 3 objectified British page three demeaned women. Others believed that images British page three topless glamour models were inappropriate for British page three generally circulated national newspaper.

Campaigners regularly advocated British page three legislation to ban Page 3 or tried to convince newspaper owners and editors to voluntarily eliminate the feature or modify it so that models no longer appeared topless.

Campaigns against Page 3 proved fruitless for many years, with The Sun often branding opponents of the feature, such as Labour MP Clare Shortas killjoys. However, pressure increasingly mounted on the publication to end the feature after activists launched a No More Page 3 campaign in The decision was subsequently taken to drop Page 3 from the UK edition as well.

On British page three Januaryanother News UK title, The Timesreported that it "understands that Friday's edition of [ The Sun ] was the last that will carry an image of a glamour model with bare breasts on that page. This seeming intent to restore British page three models caused a media and social media backlash, after which no further Page 3 images appeared in the print edition.

As of Septemberthe Page3. When Rupert Murdoch relaunched the flagging Sun newspaper in British page three format on 17 Novemberhe began publishing photographs of clothed glamour models on its third page in a move intended to British page three the paper compete with its principal rival, the Daily MirrorBritish page three British page three printing photos of women in lingerie or bikinis.

Page 3 photographs over the following year were often provocative, but did not feature nudity. Whether it was editor Larry Lamb or Murdoch who decided to British page three the British page three 3 feature is disputed, but on 17 Novemberthe tabloid celebrated its first anniversary by publishing a photograph of year-old Singapore born model Stephanie Khan in her "birthday suit" i.

Sitting in a field, backlit by the sun, with one of her breasts visible British page three the side, Khan was photographed by British page three Goodwaywho became The Sun ' s principal Page 3 photographer until he retired in Page 3 was not a strictly daily feature at the beginning of the s.

The feature, and the paper's other sexual content, British page three led to The Sun being banned from some public libraries. The first such decision was taken by a Conservative council in Sowerby Bridge, British page three, although it was reversed after a series of local stunts organised by the newspaper and a change in the council's political orientation in The feature is partly credited with the increased circulation that established The Sun British page three page three one of the most popular newspapers in the United Kingdom by the mids.

The Sun made some stylistic changes to Page 3 in the mids. It became standard to print Page 3 photographs in colour rather than in black and white. Captions to Page 3 photographs, which previously contained sexually suggestive double entendrewere replaced by a simple listing of models' first names, ages, and hometowns.

After polling its readers, The British page three in instituted a policy of featuring only models with natural breasts. BeforeBritish tabloids sometimes featured and British page three girls as topless models. The Daily Sport was even known to count down the days until it would feature a girl topless on her 16th birthday, as it did with Linsey Dawn McKenzie in Afterthe legal age for topless modelling was raised to During her tenure as deputy editor of The SunRebekah Brooks argued that Page 3 lowered the newspaper's circulation because women readers found the feature offensive.

When she became the tabloid's first female editor in January British page three, she was widely expected either British page three terminate the feature or to British page three it so that British page three no longer British page three their breasts.

However, British page three changed her position and became a staunch advocate of the feature. Critics usually considered Page 3 to be demeaning and objectifying to women, a form of softcore pornography [23] that was inappropriate for publication in a national newspaper readily available to children. Some campaigners sought legislation to have Page 3 banned.

Others, wary of calling for government censorship of the press, sought to convince newspaper editors and British page three to voluntarily remove the feature or modify it so that it no longer featured a topless female model.

A YouGov survey carried out in October found marked differences in attitude British page three Page 3 among readers of British page three newspapers. The Sun has responded to such campaigns with mockery. When Short tried in to introduce a House of Commons bill banning topless models from British newspapers, The Sun branded her "killjoy Clare". In AugustLucy-Anne Holmes, a writer and actress from Brightonbegan a grassroots social British page three campaign called No More Page 3 with the goal of convincing The Sun 's editors to voluntarily remove Page 3 from the newspaper.

Holmes stated that she began the campaign after noticing that despite the achievements of Britain's women athletes in the Summer Olympicsthe largest photograph of a woman in the nation's biggest-selling newspaper was "a massive image of a beautiful young woman in her knickers". At the Liberal Democrats party conference in SeptemberBritish page three MP Evan Harris with the support British page three others, lent support to Holmes' campaign by proposing a party motion to "[tackle] the projection of women as sex objects to children and adolescents by restricting sexualised images in newspapers and general British page three magazines to the same rules that apply to pre-watershed British page three media".

In an October radio interview, Clegg said he did not support a legislative ban on British page three 3, believing that government in a liberal society should not dictate the content of newspapers.

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The Leveson Inquiry heard arguments for and against Page 3. Representatives of women's groups including Object and the End Violence Against Women Coalition argued that British page three 3 was part of an endemic culture British page three tabloid sexism that routinely objectified and sexualised women. The inquiry also heard testimony from Sun editor Dominic Mohan, who British page three that Page 3 was an "innocuous British page three institution" that had become British page three "part of British society".

In FebruaryRupert Murdochchairman and chief executive of News International, parent group of the Sun, stated on social networking site Twitter that he was considering replacing Page 3 with a "halfway house", whereby Page 3 would feature clothed glamour photographs, but not bare breasts.

Arguing that The Sun newspaper should be removed from sale in Parliament until British page three dropped the feature, she said that "if Page Three still hasn't been removed from The British page three by the end of this year, I British page three we should be asking the government to step in and legislate".

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Culture minister British page three Vaizey responded by stating that the government did not plan to regulate the content of the press. In Augustciting "cultural differences" between the UK and Ireland, Paul Clarkson, editor of The Sun ' s Irish Republic edition, announced that he would no British page three print images of topless models on Page 3.

The Irish Sun now features images of glamour models with their breasts covered. The hopes of campaigners were further raised when Rupert Murdoch, in his Twitter feed in British page three suggested the Page 3 feature was British page three fashioned".

Eighteen months earlier on Twitter Murdoch had suggested that it might be better to show "glamorous fashionistas" i. While defending it from criticism, he said: Never in America, never in British page three. It just would not be accepted.

The feature in British page three British newspaper was reported as having been scrapped in with the edition of 16 January supposedly the last to British page three the feature, after a 20 January article in The Timesanother Murdoch paper, said that a decision had been made to British page three Page 3 in the present incarnation.

On 22 Januaryafter an absence of six days, The Sun returned to publishing shots of topless female models. A notice appeared in the issue: We British page three like to apologise on behalf of the print British page three broadcast journalists who have spent the last two days talking and British page three about us.

A lot of people are about to look British page three silly". The apparent ending of the feature gained much attention in the British press. British page three Short thought that the dropping of British page three photographs on Page 3 of The Sun "is an important public victory for dignity.

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