Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Does page 3 really objectify women to an extensive degree? watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    I would also like to know tsr opinions on page 3 or in general adult modeling.
    Yay or nay
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I would say yes, although I find it hilarious how it tries to water it down by quoting the girls giving their (often naïve) opinions on politics etc.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    No. Because at the end of the day there are many adverts, photos etc. that are out in the public which have us men without our shirts on and everyone is fine with it. Why should it be different for Women?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    I would also like to know tsr opinions on page 3 or in general adult modeling.
    Yay or nay
    I'd say it's a mild form of objectification that reduces women to being judged solely on their appearance.

    I think it's also quite inappropriate give that the Sun is such a mainstream and family-orientated newspaper.

    Page 3 is outdated and old-fashioned at best, sexual-objectivity at worst. Personally, it's probably somewhere in between the two.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Burridge)
    I'd say it's a mild form of objectification that reduces women to being judged solely on their appearance.

    I think it's also quite inappropriate give that the Sun is such a mainstream and family-orientated newspaper.

    Page 3 is outdated and old-fashioned at best, sexual-objectivity at worst. Personally, it's probably somewhere in between the two.
    Yeah, I agree.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Burridge)
    I'd say it's a mild form of objectification that reduces women to being judged solely on their appearance.

    I think it's also quite inappropriate give that the Sun is such a mainstream and family-orientated newspaper.

    Page 3 is outdated and old-fashioned at best, sexual-objectivity at worst. Personally, it's probably somewhere in between the two.
    The Sun...Family Orientated?:confused:
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    I'd say it's just inappropriate for a newspaper. It has no relevance to anything news related, what purpose does it really serve, other than to mildly titillate?

    I have no issue with the practice, only the medium through which it is practised.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    I would say yes, although I find it hilarious how it tries to water it down by quoting the girls giving their (often naïve) opinions on politics etc.
    The real question is what the heck is going on in your signature gif?

    That's got a be objectification of some kind ^^
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I don't really understand what people mean to communicate when they say that pictures of naked women 'objectify' them. Is it to turn someone into an object merely to depict them sexually?

    When I see a picture of a topless or naked man, I don't imagine that he is being objectified, therefore I wouldn't imagine the same for a woman either. People are just ridiculous.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    The really question is what the heck is going ion in your signature gif?

    That's got a be objectification of some kind ^^
    It's a gif from a German prank show
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I'm a woman... I don't really mind it, sometimes I find it funny.

    Celebrities can go nude on the cover of PAPER magazine, it's the same as page 3. The women that do it are strong women in my opinion.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Burridge)
    I'd say it's a mild form of objectification that reduces women to being judged solely on their appearance.

    I think it's also quite inappropriate give that the Sun is such a mainstream and family-orientated newspaper.

    Page 3 is outdated and old-fashioned at best, sexual-objectivity at worst. Personally, it's probably somewhere in between the two.
    What
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    I would also like to know tsr opinions on page 3 or in general adult modeling.
    Yay or nay
    I don't particularly care.

    As long as they are not forced into doing it then I don't particularly see a problem with it.

    Who cares if it objectifies anyway? Advertisements objectify people. No one is complaining there. As long as the people that partake do not care then I don't.

    At the end of the day, Internet Porn has effectively made Page 3 redundant. It is more profitable for a newspaper to fill it with advertising and some nonsense about a celeb than pay a girl to go nude.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    No.

    Women who have a problem with this sort of thing either have a poor understanding of the male mind or are extremely insecure.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by tomfailinghelp)
    I don't really understand what people mean to communicate when they say that pictures of naked women 'objectify' them. Is it to turn someone into an object merely to depict them sexually?

    When I see a picture of a topless or naked man, I don't imagine that he is being objectified, therefore I wouldn't imagine the same for a woman either. People are just ridiculous.
    Exactly, 'objectification' is just a fancy word that gets thrown around, but never really properly qualified, kind of like 'Islamophobia'.
    Even supposing page 3 is sexist, surely the fact that there are women in the world who can't even get an education or drive a car because of their gender is a bigger issue than this insignificant bs.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    If pornstars are 10, Geordie Shore/TOWIE is 7, Page 3 is 6, Bond Girls etc. 4 and Question Time 1.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    What is objectification? I mean sure they don't show their personalities or interests but isn't this common with models? And what's sexist? That they don't do topless male models? I thought they did but there wasn't a market for it. So how is it sexist? Because it doesn't show women as accountants? That makes no sense why would someone look at pictures like that? And how would that even factor in? Are they implying the Sun only reports news which shows men have an identity or something?
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Relative to society no not really.

    Also @ the BS about there being no topless men. There was a topless men piece introduced back in the early 90's/late 80's but fact of the matter was absolutely no demand for it because The Suns consumer base is predominantly male and thus it was subsequently dropped. This is simple economics/business not sexism, as much as angry puritans want to make it so.

    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    I don't think it's a massive issue as far as "objectification" goes. And I'm more worried by the tits that read the sun than the ones displayed on page 3.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    to some little degree

    men are objectified in magazines all the time, just as badly as women are, which isn't that badly,
 
 
 
Poll
Do you like carrot cake?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.