We may not know exactly who reads The Sun, but the determined and surprisingly successful No More Page 3 campaign is gradually revealing who doesn’t.They include 28,500 head teachers (here), 300,000 teachers (here), 120,000 more teachers (here), 500,000 girl guides (here) and 1.3m public sector workers (here). Then again, perhaps not. Just because the executives and activists at the National Union of Head Teachers, the National Union of Teachers, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the Girl Guides Association and Unison have come out against Page 3 it is extremely unlikely that every one of their members support the decision. It’s also extremely unlikely that their members are doing anything about it, such as boycotting The Sun. That is not to negate the effect of the campaign launched so politely last September by Lucy Holmes. Just the reverse. She has galvanised an anti-Page 3 campaign like no-one else before her.At the time of writing, her petition calling on The Sun’s editor, David Dinsmore, to “take the bare boobs out of The Sun”, has 113,193 individual signatories.Among the prominent signers are Jennifer Saunders, Rebecca Front, Frances Barber, Eliza Doolittle, Alastair Campbell, Caitlin Moran and Lauren Laverne.The campaign has been taken up …read more

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