Might Aswell Ban porn on the internet too because children use the internet....
The idea of the 'page 3 girl' seems to be a highly cynical attempt by the company that owns the Sun to sell their paper to a section of the male population that wouldn't otherwise read the news. Worse, it uses that page to push the opinions of the editors (disguised as the thoughts of the models) to their intended target.
Ahhh the News in Briefs. That's nothing more than a satirical take on bimbos being percieved as idiots actually appearing intelligent and well versed. The Sun is toilet paper (The Times is much better) but that feature is amusing and The Suns ONLY redeeming point
It's hardly degrading if they chose to have their pictures taken. Men are posing topless in a lot of magazines I read. It's hardly harmful for someone to see a pair of boobs. Jeez. Nanny state!
What's all of this nonsense about buying the sun solely for page 3? The readership isn't stupid - if they want porn they can get it online. It's not bought for page 3 - in fact, friends of mine say its sports coverage is probably the best out there.
On a slightly unrelated topic (though still relevant to the general theme of sexism), I refuse to believe that women are 'degraded' in modern day society. They have freedom to choose, freedom to vote, freedom to associate (or not to associate) and freedom to be successful. Sure, there are instances of sexual harassment/intimidation but laws protect their rights and no nanny state will solve the imperfections of humanity. Women have freedom to prosecute those who unjustly harass them (and freedom to not associate themselves with sexist male chauvinists).
The political freedom and legal equality is there. It is attitudes that are the problem and no state can control the minds of people and it should not attempt to force its subjective moral values on others; this discrimination simply does and will continue to exist.
Most girls just feel threatened by it, I think. Of course there are girls who genuinely think it's wrong, but from experience with my boyfriends and my friends and their boyfriends suggest to me that it's a jealousy thing. Girls don't want boyfriends/potential boyfriends looking at other naked girls, irrelevant of whether they will never meet them/forget about them a minute later.
Most of the time it's really hypocritical as well, I personally have fancied guys in films/on the street, but I feel awful when I find out my boyfriend does the same. Pretty ridiculous I admit!
So yeah, I think that that is why so many girls have problems with it.
After writing this I feel it's pretty irrelevant haha...