Feminists are rejoicing at the disappearance of bare breasts from the British tabloid The Sun — though the newspaper is not confirming whether the decision to ditch its infamous “Page 3 girls” is permanent.
The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid has featured topless models on its third page for almost 45 years, but none has appeared in the paper since Jan. 16.
The Sun has declined to comment on the change, but the Murdoch-owned Times of London reported this week that the feature had been dropped from the paper’s print edition. It said the Sun website would continue to feature topless models.
Labour Party lawmaker Stella Creasy said she was glad to see the end of a feature that told women “that what mattered, frankly, were our breasts, not our brains.”