TFN poll: Page Three - offensive sexism or a bit of harmless fun?

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Debate rages over The Sun's notorious topless photos feature. Now have your say.

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22nd January 2015 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

Is Page Three sexist, outdated and offensive or a bit of harmless fun?

Poll results (total votes: 96)

Is Page Three sexist, outdated and offensive or a bit of harmless fun?
Answer:
Sexist, outdated and offensive
Votes:
84
Ratio:
87.5%
Answer:
Harmless fun
Votes:
12
Ratio:
12.5%

It has been decried as, amongst many other things, old fashioned and embarrassing – and on its way out.

But if it is to go, Page Three is enjoying a late resurrgence in The Sun newspaper, after being thrust into the spotlight this week.

It was reported that the decades-old tabloid feature was on the way out – news welcomed by many charities and women's groups, who said it was sexist and offensive to women.

Sun and News UK supremo Rupert Murdoch himself had reportedly signed off an agreement consigning Page Three to the dustbin.

However, The Sun has now announced that news of the feature’s demise has been greatly exaggerated – insisting it will still publish topless pictures of women.

Girlguiding is among many expressing disappointment. It said: "A family newspaper should be ashamed of taking such a flippant approach to an issue that is so important to many young people.”

What do you think? Is Page Three offensive and sexist or is it a bit of harmless fun? Vote now and comment below.

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