Written by Lucy Holmes:
During the Olympics I picked up a copy of The Sun newspaper to read on the train. As I flicked through the paper I noticed that there were no bare breasts on Page 3, or on Page 5.
But then I got to page 13 and there she was, a beautiful young woman in just her pants. Her photo was the largest of any woman in the issue, larger even than those of Jessica Ennis who had just won a gold medal.
Newsreaders on TV don't say, 'And now let's look at Courtney, 21, from Warrington's bare breasts,' in the middle of the 6 O'Clock News, do they? But The Sun, Britain's biggest daily newspaper, continues to show semi-naked women in it's 'news'.
That's why I have started acampaign on Change.org called No More Page 3, appealing to Dominic Mohan, editor of The Sun to please, please (I am asking very nicely) take the bare breasts out of his newspaper. Click here to join me.
I have nothing against these beautiful glamour models. Nor do I believe that people will stop buying The Sun if these images are removed. The Sun on Saturday and Sunday don't have Page 3 girls and still have thriving circulations. I believe that Page 3 is outdated and this is a long overdue outcry.
Home Office figures state that over 300,000 women are sexually assaulted each year and 60,000 are raped. It's hard to deny that showing women as sexual objects contributes to these figures.
The Sun is the most widely read newspaper in the UK. Families across the land buy it, it lies on breakfast tables and living rooms, it's found on trains and buses. Our sons and daughters see it. So it's not just women speaking out, already many fathers have signed my petition, alarmed by how disturbing this is for their daughters.
All I am asking is that women be treated, and represented, with respect. Like men are. Please click here to join me and more than 10,000 others in telling The Sun: No More Page 3.
PS: you can follow the campaign @nomorepage3 and like us on Facebook for campaign updates - including how you can put pressure on the Sun's main advertisers in October.