Do we want freedom from having to know some women pose topless or do we want freedom to pose topless without judgement?
It risks belittling women, it certainly reduces their choices when it comes to making money - on Twitter today a glamour model has stated that it was the first job she could fit around her disability. There's also the problem that it ends up also objectifying women because it is branding a certain type of bodily autonomy unacceptable.
There's also the unhelpful notion that it makes those who don't pose topless for The Sun et al feel ashamed of their bodies. It's up there with saying fashion causes anorexia, insulting those who are coping with the illness for an incomprehensible range of reasons that go well beyond 'I want to look like that'.
if there was more nudity it would be harder to announce that not one of these naked women knew what they were doing.
And of course if there was more nudity it would be harder to announce that not one of these naked women knew what they were doing. Or query their education. Or dismiss them as oppressed. There would not be enough Lib Dem MPs to speak for each naked woman to put the words they meant in their mouths. The Daily Mail would struggle to criticise unflattering fashion choices or circle shameful sweat patches if all celebrities hung out nude (sure LA has the climate).
It is not that I admire Murdoch's enterprising ways with breast photography. It is not that I will yearn for the days of Page 3 (which may return if sales dip apparently). It is that I am pro women. All women. And when it comes to The Sun...one page down, more to go.