Monday 23 July 2018

'No to Page 3' campaign was pathetic and utterly deluded

Feminists obsessed about topless models and failed to see the real scandals

SINGER: Former Page 3 star Samantha Fox
SINGER: Former Page 3 star Samantha Fox
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards

You'd be well advised not to tangle with Jodie Marsh, star of reality TV, businesswoman and bodybuilder, who began her career as a glamour model and who is forever grateful to The Sun for making her a Page 3 girl. Samantha Fox (singer); Linda Lusardi (actress and TV presenter); and Katie Price (multi-millionaire self-publicist) are among the many Page 3 girls who feel the same.

Jodie Marsh has 610,000 followers on Twitter because she is combative, fearless, smart and amusingly sticks it to puritanical feminists. She swung into action when The Times announced that The Sun had ceased featuring topless models and the feministas leaped around cheering and claiming credit for it.

"Glad that @TheSunNewspaper p3 gone", tweeted Harriet Harman, deputy leader of the Labour Party. "Women expect to be equal in C21. Not posing half naked. Well done Clare Short & 1000s of women campaign." There was a host of triumphant articles about victory for the 'No to Page 3' campaign that's been running ineffectually for years.

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