As has been reported elsewhere, The Sun have seemingly brought an end to the pictures of topless women on Page 3 after over 40 years.
The No More Page 3 campaign have, quite rightly, celebrated this news as a victory, and have rightly been overjoyed at seeing their hard work come to fruition.
The campaign isn’t over, however.
The Sun have merely swapped the pictures of topless women for pictures of women wearing a bra. Undoubtedly a step in the right direction, and a tacit admission from the newspaper that there is no place for topless pictures in a family newspaper, but this isn’t the end, merely the end of the beginning.
A spokesperson for the campaign said:
“We won’t however be going away anytime soon. Our work will not be done until women are featured in the papers in the same way and for the same reasons that men are – for their talents, their abilities and for the things they do.”
Reaction elsewhere to the news has been largely positive, with several prominent figures tweeting their congratulations.
My heartfelt congratulations to the campaign for what they have achieved so far, for putting this issue into the public eye and keeping it there, and I’m looking forward to the next stage.