Someone objected to my use of the word “funfem”. This abbreviation of “funfeminist” is a “slur”, I was sternly told, and I am not to use it.
Great idea. A blog to keep track of all the MPs who support No More Page 3.
- The piece in support of No More Page 3 was eloquently written by Caroline Criado-Perez, and you can read it on the link above.
- The opposing view was by Neil Wallis, a former editor of the Sun.
So I keep getting comments on my blog from a dude. I won’t approve those comments, because this dude doesn’t deserve the backlinks, but the pith of his dudely comments were too good not to share.
I’ll bet you didn’t know I am singlehandedly responsible for ruining feminism! OH THE HUMANITY.
There is a article in the Independent today about how page 3 of the Sun, and images of naked women in newspapers, contributes to domestic violence.
“There is an army on the other side hurtling abuse. It’s not simply about equal pay. It’s about the constant drip, drip of women being sexualised in the public space [which] has a great bearing on attitudes and domestic violence.
– Lynne Featherstone, former equalities minister for the UK
So then Dude Nation began barfing OMGCENSORSHIP in the comments and acting like taking the boobs off of page 3 would mean THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. So here’s my answer:
Less exposure to sexist crap will diminish the amount of sexist crap that’s deemed acceptable.
And that can only be a good thing. NO MORE flipping PAGE 3 YES I AM GOING ON AND ON ABOUT THIS FOREVER UNTIL PAGE 3 GOES DOWN.
On that note, here’s some spoken-word goodness on the subject of Page 3 by Sabrina Mahfouz:
Meanwhile, you can read a post from a dude who calls himself the Naked Mole Rat about why he doesn’t like Page 3, which is the source of the quote I quoted up there.