David Dinsmore: Take The Bare Boobs Out Of The Sun #nomorepage3
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David Dinsmore

David Dinsmore: Take The Bare Boobs Out Of The Sun #nomorepage3

    1. Lucy Holmes
    2. Petition by

      Lucy Holmes

      Hove, United Kingdom

We are asking David Dinsmore to drop the bare boobs from The Sun newspaper.

We are asking very nicely.

Please, David.

No More Page 3.

George Alagiah doesn’t say, ‘And now let’s look at Courtney, 21, from Warrington’s bare breasts,’ in the middle of the 6 O’ Clock News, does he, David?

Philip and Holly don’t flash up pictures of Danni, 19, from Plymouth, in just her pants and a necklace, on This Morning, do they, David?

No, they don’t.

There would be an outcry.

And you shouldn’t show the naked breasts of young women in your widely read ‘family’ newspaper either.

Consider this a long overdue outcry.

David, stop showing topless pictures of young women in Britain’s most widely read newspaper, stop conditioning your readers to view women as sex objects.

Enough is enough.

Thank you.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. No More Page 3 Advert!

      Lucy Holmes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello to all 206,525 of you!!!

      We are so pleased to share this No More Page 3 advert with you. And we’d be incredibly grateful if you would share it far and wide too!!

      It has been kindly made by Free Seed Films.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZOqGycB6GU&feature=youtu.be

      Now, then, we have researched how to present online content and titled it to appeal to a wider reach than we might get normally....but we may change it and are open to suggestions! – please do watch it, it is perfectly safe to see in a work environment! And do get involved in the debate surrounding it on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NoMorePage3 or tell us what you think at nomorepage3@gmail.com

      Do please share it!

      And THANK YOU so very much for being part of this movement.

      Lucy, Lisa, Sarah, Sarah, Stephanie, Angela, Pippa, Jo, Jo, Yas, Anne-Louise, Brenna, Ceris, Asa and Kathryn

    2. Keeping you updated about No More Page 3!

      Lucy Holmes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello to all 206,170 of you!

      Well, first of all apologies for such a long time between emails!! But we have been holding-on-to-our-hats BUSY here!!

      Now then, such is the nature of campaigning a few bits and pieces which are keeping us occupied we can’t actually share with you yet…but know that from top secret exciting projects to big companies finally appearing to listen…things are happening!!! : )

      But it’s not just us who have been busy! You have been too!! Blimey you’re on campaigning fire..from letter lobbying businesses, starting your own local campaigns, being featured in your local papers, photobombing Rupert Murdoch, to popping up with stalls at events or taking over Lush stores to chat and get signatures. You’re doing so much. THANK YOU. This is such a wonderfully people powered movement.

      Part of the reason we’ve been so busy is that Rupert Murdoch himself tweeted that we may be seeing the end of Page 3. And whenever he does that he gives us a great PR boost and we have to do a lot of media (thank you for that, Mr Murdoch) We’re not dancing just yet though as he effectively asked the question ‘should we objectify women naked or in ‘some fashionable clothes’ (Hmmm..what do you think? negligee? Cagoul?) But we have to be encouraged that he’s thinking about the issue. More info about the tweets here http://nomorepage3.org/.../murdoch-tweets-and-page-3.../

      Many people contacted us, gobsmacked about the fact that the Sun were offering a prize of a date with a Page 3 model in their annual Dream Team football competition. Sum of Us started a petition which to date has over 54,000 signatures!! Have you signed?
      Sum of Us - http://action.sumofus.org/a/the-sun-page-three/

      Yet more on the subject of the Sun’s disrespectful portrayal of women, they published an article declaring that it was ‘scientific fact’ that Kelly Brook had ‘the best boobs’ (we wish we were joking) Many complained to new media complaints body IPSO, feel free to do so! https://www.ipso.co.uk/IPSO/makeacomplaint.html Read one complaint here http://nomorepage3.org/news/ipso-complaint/

      Incredibly supportive Union GMB have launched a campaign targeting Page 3 in the workplace. Some of their members have already had the Sun banned from their places of work, and they are encouraging people to tweet incidences and experiences of Page 3 at work under the hast-tag ‪#‎page3doesntwork‬ Don’t forget that there is legal advice to support you if Page 3 is making you feel uncomfortable at work here http://nomorepage3.org/news/has-page-3-made-you-feel-uncomfortable-at-work/

      As you know some months ago the Sun’s Page 3 teamed up with breast cancer charity Coppafeel. This partnership will soon be coming to an end but the linking of soft porn and breast cancer has understandably upset and outraged a lot of people. Incredibly brave women are still writing powerfully on the subject, some of their blogs even going viral. We are so grateful to them. Thank you, Sarah http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/read-the-letter-a-woman-with-breast-cancer-sent-to-the-sun-s#3w9izke and Rebecca http://secretdiaryofachemogirl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/open-letter-to-sun.html

      We know many of you love to support women’s sport. And our incredible teammate Lisa Clarke (nurse, mother, campaigning super-legend, future PM!) has just run 26 miles (yes! How does she do it?!) for hugely supportive Nottingham Forest Ladies FC. Nottingham Forest Ladies have suffered huge funding set backs recently and Lisa is just £149 from her target of £1000 with 2 days to go and as with all crowd sourcing, if she doesn’t reach £1000 Notts Forest Ladies get nothing! We were wondering if any of you might be able to spare a small amount to support this brilliant women’s team and applaud Lisa’ s hard work. https://www.justgiving.com/yimby/ForestLadies#/

      And in more sports news, Lewes F.C. became the first football club to display a NMP3 banner (20 ft long!) at the side of their pitch!

      That’s all from us for now, except to say a huge THANK YOU for being part of this campaign. Oh and we promise we won’t leave it so long between emails next time!! (although in the meantime do keep in touch with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NoMorePage3 and Twitter @nomorepage3 )

      Lucy, Lisa, Sarah, Sarah, Stephanie, Angela, Pippa, Jo, Jo, Yas, Anne-Louise, Brenna, Ceris, Asa and Kathryn

    3. Exciting News from No More Page 3!

      Lucy Holmes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello to all 202,524 of you!!

      A very quick and exciting email from us today!

      Tomorrow Tesco is holding a meeting at Head Office regarding their policy on displaying ‪#‎pornpapers‬ at children’s height. And this is all thanks to YOU and the tireless way you have complained in store and via email.

      It’s great that Tesco are listening but now we need action on this issue.

      PLEASE TWEET!! @Tesco

      Here are a few ones you could send..(People are getting so creative and PUNderful with their tweets that we are offering a free t-shirt for the best one. Do tweet @tesco and don't forget to use #pornpapers in your tweet)

      Please @Tesco stop displaying #pornpapers at child height in store. Change your policy and make stores family friendly

      Dear @Tesco you may have Everyday Value but let's value what children see and put #pornpapers on the top shelf

      With @Tesco issuing a profit warning, can it really afford to ignore equality any longer? Put the #pornpapers on the top shelf

      AND PLEASE EMAIL!!

      New Tesco CEO, Dave Lewis and customer services
      dave.lewis@uk.tesco.com, ceo.customerservice@tesco.co.uk

      (and feel free to copy in nomoresupermarketporn@gmail.com too!)

      Here is a sample email we've written. We know that you write incredibly powerful and persuasive emails so PLEASE if you have time, do write one yourself.

      Dear Dave Lewis,

      As a customer who has complained in store on numerous occasions about the way you position porn papers at children’s height. I would just like to say how grateful I was to learn that you are taking this issue seriously and holding a meeting at Head Office about your policy on this.

      Sexualised images are not just inside these newspapers but often on the front covers with headlines such as 'It's OK to have sex with ten year olds' and ‘Child killing bastard stabbed me 27 times’. Often these publications advertise children's toys thus further luring children toward this content. I understand that you don't have a say in the editorial content of these papers, however, you most definitely have a say in where this content is displayed.

      Please Live up to your core values - 'we put our responsibilities to the communities we serve at the heart of what we do' (tescoplc.com). and act and amend your policy about where you display The Sun and Star newspapers in your stores.

      Thank you so much, you are all incredible!
      And we’ll be back very soon…with good news! : )

      Lucy, Lisa, Sarah, Sarah, Stephanie, Angela, Pippa, Jo, Jo, Yas, Anne-Louise, Brenna, Ceris, Asa and Kathryn

    4. Reached 200,000 signatures
    5. The Mighty 200,000- The good, the bad, and the dates for your diary!

      Lucy Holmes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello to all 199, 543 of you!!!
      Ooo we are so close to the mighty 200,000!

      We’re just popping in to share some good news, some bad news and to ask you to put some dates in your diaries.

      First of all some really wonderful news!!
      We want to send out a HUGE well done to Lee Craigie, Scottish mountain bike champion, for racing so brilliantly and coming 7th in the Commonwealth Games. We sponsor Lee thanks to your incredible generousity and she rode with No More Page 3 on her kit. We can’t tell you how proud this makes us and how inspired we are by her. http://leecraigie.com/2014/07/30/7th-place-glasgow2014-cathkinbraes-mountain-bike-race-yesterday-had-the-race-of-my-life-and-owe-that-to-the-crowd-thank-you/

      And now, some not so wonderful news...
      Despite so many of you supportive Co-op members voting overwhelmingly in different regions for them to put The Sun and Star on the top shelf and stop advertising in The Sun, the Co-op have decided not to take any notice.
      http://www.theguardian.com/.../13/page-3-co-operative-group

      But, of course, we’re not stopping!!

      If you are as cross as we are about this then please feel free to let Co-op know your feelings. They are currently collecting feedback on erm.... Fairness....(yes you read it right) here http://co-opletstalk.co.uk/topic-fairness/...
      Or you can tweet them @CooperativeFood
      Email them at Customer.relations@co-operative.coop steve.murrells@co-operative.coop
      Or the food board here - CEO Food barry.clavin@co-operative.coop (ethics manager)

      We received a great note of support this week from The Children’s Commissioner for Wales. “It’s time to stop accepting and start challenging this content.”
      Read more here http://nomorepage3.org/news/words-of-support-from-keith-towler-childrens-commissioner-for-wales/

      And now for those dates in your diary!
      On Sunday 17th August our two favourite football teams go head to head for the No More Page 3 Derby!!
      Nottingham Forest Ladies FC and Cheltenham Town Ladies FC both of whom we sponsor will be playing this Sunday at 2pm in Nottingham. Do go along to whoop and cheer! ‪#‎kiton‬
      http://ctlfc.com/

      On Sunday 24th August we will be 2 years old!!
      And because The Sun is stuck in 1970 we’ll be having a little 1970s inspired party picnic. We’ll be outside The Sun offices, in London, from 2-4pm. Come along to nibble cheese and pineapple on sticks, enjoy a piece of cake and applaud ourselves for our merry and relentless campaigning over the past 2 years- https://www.facebook.com/events/1439830929638602/

      So with the ‪#‎mighty200000‬ coming soon and our birthday coming up, we would just like to say that we love public declarations of birthday greetings and congratulations!! (Cheeky aren’t we?!) Do tweet @nomorepage3 or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NoMorePage3 them!

      And for now we’ll be off…but first a massive THANK YOU for being part of this campaign,
      Lucy, Lisa, Sarah, Sarah, Stephanie, Angela, Pippa, Jo, Jo, Yas, Anne-Louise, Brenna, Ceris, Asa, Sian and Kathryn

      7th place @Glasgow2014 #CathkinBraes mountain bike race yesterday. Had the race of my life and owe that to the crowd. THANK YOU

      Yesterday went by in a blur of nerves and celebration. I've slept for an hour and now I want to make contact with you all and thank you for your support and encouragement. My day started early. I pinged awake at 5.30am and had done 6 laps of the course in my head before I...

    6. A Little Update from No More Page 3

      Lucy Holmes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello to all 199,007 of you,
      Look, we’re now a movement of nearly 200,000 people!!!

      As you can imagine, we are pretty excited to be reaching the 200,000 mark - and we’ve a few things up our sleeves to celebrate that we'd love you to be a part of. We’d like to use this opportunity to share all our reasons for signing and to inspire others to get on board…

      * Whether you're an individual, part of a team, group, charity or business. All you have to do is finish off this sentence 'I signed because....' in whatever format you like. This could be in a tweet (#isignedbecause) a photo (with you holding up a #isignedbecause sign), a blog, a newspaper article, a video, a song, get as creative as you’d like (mime? frosted icing?).... Just tweet/Facebook/email (nomorepage3@gmail.com)

      Watch our first #isignedbecause videos here! With Stella Creasy MP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLJBLAW_9yU and Caroline Lucas MP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeZN__QogU0

      * We are super excited to let you know that our regional groups have been springing up all over the country. We had 10 new groups start up in one week alone! New groups in Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Newcastle, London and Cardiff to name but a few. We'd like to thank all the incredible individuals who are blowing so much energy into these groups and the campaign. http://nomorepage3.org/regional-nmp3-groups/

      You know we say we're doing this? Well, YOU are doing this!
      And one of these things you are doing is challenging businesses about their association with The Sun. A lot!!

      * An awesome supporter has set up a petition asking Costa to stop supplying The Sun in cafes. It currently has over 27,000 signatures!!!! Please do sign and share. http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/costa-coffee-press-office-please-stop-supplying-copies-of-the-sun-in-your-restaurants

      *Stephanie Davies-Arai challenged Justin king (Sainsbury's CEO) at their AGM about the placement of unsuitable tabloids like The Sun in their stores. Mr King's response, like all other supermarkets, was the disingenuous "we don't comment on editorial matters". http://agm.shareaction.org/debating-access-soft-porn-sainsburys-ceo

      * Fuelled by the lack of responsibility the supermarkets are taking for the placement of tabloids in stores, we've teamed up with Child Eyes campaign to TAKE ACTION!!! We really need you to help us by being relentless in complaining in the supermarkets when you shop and emailing them at the end of the month to persuade them to put #pornpapers (The Sun, Star and Sport) on the top shelf.

      Click here for more info on exactly what you can do to help http://nomorepage3.org/news/supermarkets-top-shelf-porn-papers/
      We really feel there is a chance of convincing them but it relies on all of you!!

      *And on the topic of lobbying… We successfully lobbied EE who have been selling mobile phones for children to use that had an option to click on ‘Page 3 girls’ under the heading 'fun and games'. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/17/ee-promises-urgent-review-into-page-3-phone-option?CMP=twt_fd

      We’ll be back very soon but we’d just like to leave you with the BIGGEST THANK YOU to you all for being part of this campaign - although we’ve been told that as we have so much support now we should officially call ourselves a movement…

      …Thank you so much for being part of this movement.

      Lucy, Lisa, Sarah, Sarah, Stephanie, Angela, Pippa, Jo, Jo, Yas, Anne-Louise, Brenna, Ceris, Asa, Sian and Kathryn

    7. Reached 150,000 signatures
    8. A TEENY TINY LITTLE FAVOUR THAT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

      Lucy Holmes
      Petition Organizer

      Hello from us at No More Page 3 and a truly MASSIVE thank you for signing the petition and speaking out on this issue.

      We really believe we can do this. We passionately believe this daily dose of sexual objectification will stop soon and we promise you we're working to the best of our ability to make this happen.

      But....
      We need you to help us.

      Please, please, please can you now share the petition with as many people as you can?

      We've started a facebook group
      http://www.facebook.com/NoMorePage3

      And a twitter feed
      https://twitter.com/NoMorePage3

      to make it easier for you.

      Or you could cut and paste the petition URL and email it to your contacts.

      If each person who signs could get even just 3 other signatures the ripple will quickly become a wave.

      Let's do it.

      Thank you.

    9. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    @clarebalding

    Mar 10, 2014

    @helensaxby11 @NoMorePage3 yes I do

    Clare Balding
    484k followers

    @Palomafaith

    Jan 23, 2014

    “@loraynlorayn: @Palomafaith I see you retweeted @rustyrockets @NoMorePage3 T-shirt. Are you a supporter??”of course I am a feminist!

    Paloma Faith
    455k followers

    @Gemma_Chan1

    Sep 24, 2012

    Guys, listen to this SICK poem http://t.co/XQ6yy6QF sign this http://t.co/NPSLrcCJ & RT. If you do all 3 you're amazing. Trust me. You are.x

    Gemma Chan
    12.1k followers

    @emmafreud

    Nov 26, 2013

    @NoMorePage3 am right behind you. How can I help?

    emma freud
    112k followers

    @docbrown88

    Sep 12, 2013

    This is gonna lose me some friends, but I didn't get in the game to make em so... http://t.co/nntburOf88 @NoMorePage3

    Ben Bailey Smith
    49.2k followers

    @wossy

    Nov 30, 2013

    @pollyn1 @rustyrockets @NoMorePage3 yes I do. Have done for many years, ever since I started growing up.

    Jonathan Ross
    3.63M followers

    @rustyrockets

    Jan 16, 2014

    And finally, through the love of a good woman, teenage, sexist me was slain. #nomorepage3 http://t.co/pjNPzN5I1n

    Russell Brand
    7.55M followers

    @JulietteLewis

    May 09, 2013

    So glad ur doin this! RT “@NoMorePage3: 100,108 signatures! What a fantastic day!! http://t.co/ce15Iyu5cp” RT please

    Juliette Lewis
    253k followers

    @campbellclaret

    Sep 29, 2012

    @NoMorePage3 you should thank the young woman who stopped me near Royal Free hospital last week and really set out strong case

    Alastair Campbell
    182k followers

    @elizadoolittle

    Sep 24, 2012

    @nomorepage3 http://t.co/TFh1hUfS WOW ! This is an amazing MUST WATCH. Actually brought a lil tear to my eye too. I completely agree x

    Eliza Doolittle
    169k followers

    @thefridgeman

    Sep 24, 2012

    Have just signed this petition. Time to move on and grow up. This has been an embarrassment for years. http://t.co/7elvLQyD

    Tony Hawks
    20.5k followers

    @jamiefox1

    Sep 16, 2012

    Just signed @NoMorePage3 petition. It's ridiculous that in 2012 UK's top selling newspaper has page devoted to topless women #WhatsThePoint

    Jamie Fox
    36.9k followers

    @francesbarber13

    Sep 16, 2012

    Now I like a joke as much as the next man but @NoMorePage3 please.

    frances barber
    16.5k followers

    @laurenlaverne

    Sep 18, 2012

    I'm following @NoMorePage3. As campaigns regarding gender equality go, it's The Tits.

    Lauren Laverne
    186k followers

    @Glinner

    Sep 18, 2012

    Page 3 sucks, but my main reason for getting behind @NoMorePage3 is that, if successful, it will really annoy professional footballers

    Graham Linehan
    216k followers

    @ferrifrump

    Sep 18, 2012

    “@caitlinmoran: I would urge any strident feminists out there to follow the campaign @NoMorePage3. Teenage tits aren't news OR a feature.”

    jennifer saunders
    188k followers

    @mrchrisaddison

    Sep 16, 2012

    You know what? It is crazy, isn't it? Go and see @NoMorePage3

    Chris Addison
    198k followers

    @caitlinmoran

    Sep 18, 2012

    I would urge any strident feminists out there to follow the campaign @NoMorePage3. Teenage tits aren't news OR a feature.

    Caitlin Moran
    288k followers

    @GlamourMagUK

    Sep 18, 2012

    Dominic Mohan: Take The Bare Boobs Out Of The Sun #nomorepage3 http://t.co/4hZWdHG8 via @change

    Glamour Magazine UK
    114k followers

    @JosieLong

    Sep 14, 2012

    #ff @nomorepage3 because they are cool and upbeat and i want them to succeed! #nomorepage3

    Josie Long
    65.8k followers

    @RebeccaFront

    Sep 18, 2012

    I actually can't believe Page 3 still means something other than the 3rd page of any publication. Baffling. @NoMorePage3

    Rebecca Front
    51.9k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Zoe Torrance DARTFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 5 hours ago

      Highly overdue!

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    • Michelle Ferguson NEWTOWNARDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 13 hours ago

      Women should not be seen as a sex object. There is no page three male to portray a male in this way. Breasts are for feeding bAbies and female bodies for the marital room.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Leyla Ghaemi HENLOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 13 hours ago

      as a woman i find it harmful. it fuels the objectification of women and is degrading

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Steve Lye TELFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 14 hours ago

      Page 3 is soft porn objectifying women

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Heidi Cole LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 16 hours ago

      I'm a teacher at an all girls school and I see the effects of objectification of women every single day. This needs to stop and banning page 3 is a good start.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

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