When the campaign was first launched I was all for it. The idea that straight men are entitled to objectify women as part of their morning routine is not a pleasant one. But I've found my views shifting, thanks in large part to frustration with the campaign and its advocates.
News in Briefs, the small box that accompanies the picture of the smiling topless woman on Page 3 of The Sun is often highlighted as being the most sexist thing on the page â the joke that an attractive and topless woman couldn't possibly have opinions about the actual news. Is this mentioned by the campaign? No.
I just don't think tits, or pictures of tits, are sexist. The context? The surrounding culture? Yes.
But when I questioned on Twitter why the No More Page 3 campaign doesn't make these links, I was told to stop criticising it and 'start your own campaign'. It certainly doesn't feel like NMP3 is focused on misogyny in the media at this point - it's just about the tits. And to repeat myself, I just don't think tits, or pictures of tits, are sexist. The context? The surrounding culture? Yes. But how do we make that argument if we won't make the links, if we focus solely on nipples being around where children can see them. If anything, I say more nudity, and of greater variety.
And this failure to make the connections is everywhere. I like Caroline Lucas. I was thrilled when she was elected, and she spends more time meeting people and campaigning most months than a lot of her contemporaries manage in a year. Or ever. That doesn't mean that I always agree with her, but it's rare to see a politician with convictions and a strong work ethic. So while she's talking about Page 3 in Parliament, I wish she would talk about the ways in which women are shut out of the media, dismissed for getting too old or not hired for being too ugly, even when they are otherwise qualified.
What about women's magazines that support NMP3 while pushing diets and the idea that you have to be attractive to be successful?
There's a whole mess of misogyny and hatred running through most of the media, and we need to shout about it But we need to shout about all of it - we can't lance Page 3 like a boil and pretend that that will make the rest of the media, or even just The Sun, healthy.