- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
10 July 2013
Labour member Rebecca Evans said during the debate by individual members on the ‘No more Page Three’ campaign that “The Sun is one of the only places left where soft pornography is accepted.”
Ms Evans said on 10 July 2013 that she supports the campaign and called upon The Sun newspaper to drop the feature and emphasised that “half naked women just aren’t news.”
Labour member Joyce Watson said that being opposed to page three is a “no-brainer”.
Ms Watson also said that “women are seen as desirable or maternal and still judged by appearances instead of achievements.”
Plaid Cymru member Lindsay Whittle also supported the campaign and asked the question “is page three suitable for families to see in their own homes?”
Janet Finch-Saunders of the Conservative party disagreed with Mr Whittle and said that there must be a demand for page three as it still exists and some women feel proud to show their bodies.
During his reply the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Jeff Cuthbert, said that he wanted Wales to be a country where women are equals and Wales has many female role models.
Mr Cuthbert was surprised by Ms Saunders comments and said that he thought women on page three were “exploited.”