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The other thing I would say about the Sun is because it has such a huge readership, there's a very big issue in relation to even parents and teachers trying to regulate this kind of material. So, for example, through our work, through Object's work with teachers in schools, teachers have often told us about their difficulties in relation to this issue because clearly they are wanting to encourage their children and young people to read the newspapers, to engage with the news, to know what's going on in the world. They have periods where children are supposed to bring in newspapers, and invariably they bring in the Sun and the Daily Star.

The reading age of these newspapers are low. They're very easy to read, essentially, and they are going to be attractive to young people to buy, and so teachers find themselves in a situation where they're having to confiscate newspapers from children which the children were free to buy at their local corner shop, at the local supermarket -- of course, a point that the children don't fail to make -- because of the sexualised and degrading images that exist within these newspapers.

I could refer you to another example of the Sun, which is under Exhibit 15. This is a whole story on one of the Page 3 idols. Interestingly enough, the term "idol" there. Again, what story is this telling to young girls about what they should aspire to, about the stereotypes of femininity that are portrayed to young girls?

And in particular, I'd like to refer you to the photographs of her again in a bikini at -- as a 14-year-old.

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