This is what Page 3 models have to say about the end of Page 3

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Wednesday 21 January 2015 11:00

Chloe Goodman was one of many former glamour models who spoke out against the Sun's decision to stop publishing pictures of topless women on its Page 3 after 44 years.

In a defiant appearance on Channel 4 News, Goodman compared Page 3 models to Greek statues of a naked Aphrodite and said the feature was not to blame for women feeling "undervalued" in society. Here is what she and her colleagues had to say about the move:

Why should feminist women then tell other women how to live their lives? Women fought together to get the vote and so on and so forth, so why should women now be fighting each other, and tell each other what job roles to now take within the industry?

  • Chloe Goodman, former Page 3 model

It’s only a matter of time before everything we do will be dictated by comfy, shoe-wearing... no-bra wearing... man-haters.

  • Rhian Sugden, former Page 3 girl

This isn’t a triumph for feminism. This is a triumph for prudishness.

  • Laura Lacole, glamour model

Are we going to campaign against Men's Fitness? Nipples are nipples whether they are on me or on a man. I think it's absolutely disgusting that feminists and campaigners, say no to Page 3 and the rest of it are so happy that they've put so many young women out of jobs.

  • Nicola Mclean, former Page 3 model

Telling girls they shouldn't do Page 3 is not being a feminist.

  • Jodie Marsh, former Page 3 model

The Sun's Page 3 today is a tribute to the late actress Anne Kirkbride, but they manage to say goodbye to the feature on Page 5, under the headline 'thanks for the mammaries', as well as include a plug to the web version of Page 3 at the bottom of the page.

Finally, this is what the Sun's head of PR had to say about the paper's Page 11 on Twitter this morning.

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