20 January 2015

Boobs are old news, says Methodist Church

The Methodist Church has welcomed reports that The Sun newspaper will no longer feature topless women on Page Three.

The 2014 Methodist Conference pledged its support for the No More Page 3 campaign when it met in Birmingham in July. The Conference called on Methodists to sign the campaign's petition. The Methodist Church was the first major UK Church to lend its support to the movement that is also backed by the Girls' Brigade, Mumsnet and the British Youth Council.

Rachel Allison, a young Methodist who presented the proposal to the 2014 Methodist Conference, said: "This is great news and a small step on the journey to changing attitudes towards women in the media. The removal of Page Three from the Sun would send a clear message that the objectification of women is not acceptable in our society. Boobs are not news!"

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