#Nomorepage3: A Student Glamour Model’s Response

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This guest blog is from a recent graduate and Glamour Model. This is her response to the #nomorepage3 campaign. She wrote this blog during her time at University.

As with all of our blogs, these thoughts and words are of our guest blogger and do not necessarily represent the views of the project.

I have recently graduated from University. During my studies, I worked as a topless Glamour Model. I was published in Nuts, Zoo, the Sunday Sport, the Sport and the Daily Star. For a short while I did web work and I hosted parties for lad’s mags and agencies:

Here at my university we have just finished our ‘Women’s Week’ and to be honest I feel no more empowered than I did last Monday. Actually, perhaps I do feel a little more appreciated but that would be to do with the two photo shoots I have just had, not thanks to Students’ Union.

I have no issue with feminism, I whole heartedly support it and until not long ago, I considered myself a feminist. This lasted until I was ‘shunned out’ of the because of what I do:

How can you call yourself a feminist and have a job like that?“.

My job is simply to have nice photos taken of me, in underwear, or the knickers at least. Page 3 style glamour. But according to many people I come into contact with, what I do ‘degrades women’, ‘objectifies women’ , is ‘sexist’, and gives men the excuse to demean and disrespect woman kind.

Hmmmm, they do a wonderful job in doing the opposite when it comes to my feelings.

I made several attempts to get in contact with my university regarding whether they were going to hold a ‘support for page 3’ campaign as they held a ‘ban page 3’ campaign, I have yet to receive a response.

I get quite frustrated as I know by living in a country that has so many freedoms I should be allowed the right to protest, and have freedom of speech, as what I intend to say is NOT slanderous, does NOT single out a minority group and DOES indeed empower women.

Page 3 girls have not been trafficked into their work, and if you look at it like I do, you will indeed be empowered as a woman.

Personally I would rather see a size 10 model with ‘tits and ass’ on page 3 than see a size 0 model in Cosmo wearing clothes that I should supposedly buy and then look good in. I will never be able to wear clothes like a size 0, but could probably wear a thong like a Page 3 girl.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the #nomorepage3 campaign (#supportpage3 #lotsmorepage3)

 

 

Rwyf newydd raddio o’r Brifysgol. Yn ystod fy astudiaethau, gweithiais fel Model Gyfareddol fronnoeth. Roedd lluniau ohonof i’w gweld yn Nuts, Zoo, y Sunday Sport, y Sport a’r Daily Star. Am gyfnod byr, gwnes waith ar y we a chynnal partïon ar gyfer cylchgronau llanciau ac asiantaethau.

Yma yn fy mhrifysgol, rydym newydd orffen ein ‘Wythnos y Menywod’ ac i fod yn onest, dydw i ddim yn teimlo fod gen i fwy o bŵer nag oedd gen i ddydd Llun diwethaf. Mewn gwirionedd, efallai fy mod yn teimlo fy mod yn cael fy ngwerthfawrogi ychydig yn fwy, ond mae hynny oherwydd fy mod wedi cael lluniau wedi eu tynnu ddwywaith yr wythnos hon, nid oherwydd Undeb y Myfyrwyr.

Does gen i ddim problem gyda ffeministiaeth, rwyf yn gwbl gefnogol i’r syniad, a than yn ddiweddar roeddwn yn ystyried fy hun i fod yn ffeminist. Fe barodd hyn hyd nes i mi gael fy ‘allgau’ oherwydd yr hyn rwyf yn ei wneud.

“Sut wyt ti’n gallu galw dy hun yn ffeminist a bod â swydd fel honna?”

Fy ngwaith, yn y bon, yw cael lluniau chwaethus wedi eu tynnu, yn fy nillad-isaf, neu fy nicer o leiaf. Lluniau cyfareddol, tebyg i rai tudalen 3. Ond yn ôl llawer o bobl, rwyf yn dod i gysylltiad â’r hyn sy’n ‘israddio menywod’, yn ‘gwrthrychioli menywod’, yn ‘rhywiaethol’ ac sy’n rhoi esgus i ddynion ymostwng ac amharchu menywod yn gyffredinol.

Hmmm, maent yn gwneud y gwrthwyneb o ran fy nheimladau i.

Rwyf wedi ceisio cysylltu â fy mhrifysgol sawl tro ynglŷn â chynnal ymgyrch ‘cefnogi tudalen 3’ gan fod ganddynt ymgyrch ‘gwahardd tudalen 3’, ond nid wyf wedi derbyn ymateb hyd yma.

Teimlaf braidd yn rhwystredig, oherwydd gan fy mod yn byw mewn gwlad sydd â chymaint o ryddid, y dylai fod gen i’r hawl i brotestio â bod â’r rhyddid i siarad. Wedi’r cyfan, NID yw’r hyn rwyf yn bwriadu ei ddweud yn sarhaus, NID yw’n camwahaniaethu yn erbyn unrhyw grŵp lleiafrifol ac mewn gwirionedd MAE’n rhoi pŵer i fenywod.

Nid yw merched tudalen 3 wedi cael eu masnachu i wneud y gwaith yma, ac os ydych yn edrych ar y sefyllfa o fy safbwynt i, byddwch yn gweld ei fod yn rhoi pŵer i fenywod.

Yn bersonol, byddai’n well gen i weld model maint 10 gyda’i bronnau a’i phen-ôl yn y golwg na gweld model maint 0 yn Cosmo’n gwisgo dillad y dylwn i, mae’n debyg, eu prynu ac yna edrych yn dda ynddynt. Fydda i byth yn gallu gwisgo dillad maint 0, ond mae’n bur debyg y byddwn i’n gallu gwisgo thong fel merch ar dudalen 3.

Buasem wrth ein bod clywed eich barn ynglŷn â’r ymgyrch #nomorepage3 (#SupportPage3 #LotsMorePage3)

 

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One comment on “#Nomorepage3: A Student Glamour Model’s Response
  1. Jane Jacks says:

    The NMP3 campaign isn’t concerned with the models – they aren’t anti porn or anti sex work. What they are opposed to is the impact of P3 on the rest of society: the sexualised images of young, generally white women in their undies in what is supposed to be a newspaper.

    Glamour modelling is fine, but its not news. It doesn’t appear in the Guardian or on question time. Normally this sort of titillation appears (like my own website) with a bit of an indication that the content will be NSFW.

    But the inclusion of P3 in a daily newspaper means its ok for the bloke on the tube to ogle you, (and then ogle me) in a way that wouldn’t be ok if the same pic was in Razzle.

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