Is it feminist to view women’s bodies as a commodity over which they have ultimate control, which they can sell if they so choose? Conversely, is it feminist to view the objectification of women as bad? I don’t know. Personally, I think feminism took a wrong turn somehow when it promoted the idea that motherhood and homemaking are ‘worth’ less than paid employment. I quite like the term ‘Jesus Feminist’, but it does sound a tad militant… and we don’t need to add anything to ‘Jesus’ in order to stand up for those who are oppressed. I am a Follower of Christ and I stand against oppression in all forms and that is enough. Anyway, feminist or not, what I know is this: I do not want my son or daughters growing up in a culture that says it is appropriate to objectify women while munching your morning cornflakes. The No More Page 3 campaign has been a long time coming.
You can add your name to the petition to remove Page 3 from The Sun newspaper by clicking here.