Published on January 25th, 2015 | by Flipside0
Country Life Magazine introduces Page 3
Country Life Magazine has faced demands for a public apology following its inaugural inclusion of Page 3 models in its latest edition, in an attempt to emulate the commercial success of The Sun newspaper.
These pictures include women wearing tweed trouser suits and knee length skirts in provocative positions such as horse-riding, baking cupcakes and even inspecting potential holiday homes, often without their husbands’ presence.
Visiting a greasy spoon café close to the university, Flipside reporters interviewed the patrons who were reacting to the latest issue. Frequent comments included “Look at the dowry on that one” and “Bet she’s got double glazing with that sized flat”.
The magazine has been condemned throughout the British Press for their actions, with The Guardian claiming that the homes being inspected would not be of sufficient standard for the majority of North Londoners, whilst outraged readers complained that many of the women’s dowries had been purposefully overvalued in order to promote unrealistic expectations of women.
EUSA has responded by placing an indefinite ban on the magazine in all EUSA shops and starting a change.org petition which currently has 12 signatures.
Speaking exclusively to Flipside, President Briana Pegado condemned the magazine’s outrageous actions before going on to talk about the success of Horticulture, which was “in no way was degrading to women whatsoever” especially after its “birds go free night”, where women were described as “the most popular members of the animal kingdom” that humanity “feed and tame”.
When asked if this may be bordering into hypocrisy, Pegado went on a PR trip to America.