Tavi, Tiny Fey and taking the tits out of the Sun
Three things that made me smile this week:
Tavi being wise beyond her (and most people’s) years on TED:
“Women are complicated and multi-faceted, not because women are crazy but because people are crazy, and women happen to be people.”
Tina Fey on rape. Not rape rape. Rape.
“If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a two dollar haircut tell me what rape is, I’m going to lose my mind.“
And lastly, this campaign to get bare boobs off the Sun’s Page 3. I’m not a fan of banning papers from doing things (unless they’re illegal, News International! Hi-yo!), which is why I like this campaign, which asks nicely and respectfully – an approach somewhat different to tabloids’ treatment of women in general.
“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, Dominic?
Consider this a long overdue outcry.
Dominic, 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.
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