Oh, James, what’s occurin’?
You have put me in rather a dilemma. I am one of your biggest fans, and have been for quite some years. If I ever appear on Mastermind my specialist subject would be Gavin and Stacey. I’ve been on a tour of Barry Island. I’m one of THOSE types of fans. But I am also a huge fan of the No More Page Three campaign.
You might be aware of the campaign – which is asking editor David Dinsmore to stop featuring the page 3 image of a topless woman in his newspaper. Last time I checked the petition had hit 185k signatures.
You’re guest editing The Sun on Friday for Sport Relief and I’m writing to ask you not to include the usual image of a topless woman on page three. It’s just not what you expect to find on your way to work in the morning.
As well as the amazing work Sport Relief does for charities here and abroad, it also inspires girls and women to get active and take part in sport. The culture that The Sun feeds is one that values women for the way their bodies look naked, not for what they achieve. The Sun’s usual representation of women is not at all in the spirit of Sport Relief, and I hope you take this great opportunity to show how much you value women.
Because at the end of the day, when all’s said and done, boobs aren’t news. Do you know what I mean?
Thank you in advance.
Here is some more information about the campaign: http://nomorepage3.org/faqs/ and here is the petition if you’d like to sign it: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/dominic-mohan-take-the-bare-boobs-out-of-the-sun-nomorepage3.
If you want a No More Page Three t-shirt –which, by the way I think you’d look tidy in – I’m sure campaign HQ could sort you out with one…