I have been given to understand that there is currently a discussion going on in some part of the internet about whether or not "The Sun" should discontinue Page 3. This made me laugh because scouring my inner databanks I found myself convinced that they had done just that ages ago. It would appear that I was mistaken. Possibly I was thinking of "Bild", the German "Sun"-equivalent, equal in all ways except that their breast-b(e)arers were on page one.
I don't know. For some reason I cannot get worked up about this issue. It's not so much "Ah, come on, it's just a bit of harmless fun!" but more "If I were to look at what I don't like about The Sun, there would be some considerably more important aspects before I would think of the naked women on page 3".
Don't get me wrong: Now the articles have made me think about it, I am more convinced than ever that Page 3 is a relic from a bygone era to be left behind post haste but then, so is The Sun.
And what scares me most of all is that anybody could consider that shitrag a "family newspaper". Children need to be protected from filth like this!