Another terrific essay from the essential website Sex & Censorship
The debates around censoring Page 3 and lads’ mags largely ignores the opinions, rights and careers of models. Model, porn star and dominatrix Zara DuRose (Twitter: @ZaraDuRose) has a message for women who attack her choices in the name of feminism.
As most of you are aware, there’s a huge campaign running to abolish nudity in the tabloid papers.
But what really is the problem?
Is it that people think the page is sexist, that they are afraid of the naked body and how a pair of tits could ‘damage’ a child, or that they don’t agree with some women’s choice of career?
For me, this whole campaign seems to be coming from an extremist form of feminism, where these self-acclaimed feminists are telling the rest of us women how we are wrong to choose to bare all for a career.
They seem to have the loudest voice, with demonstrations outside The Sun headquarters & numerous articles written to explain why they think this should be banned, and why we should all ‘think of the children’.
But, who is speaking to the women who have featured on page 3? Why haven’t they had equal coverage on the situation?
Zara DuRose’s official site: http://www.zaradurose.com