Page3 is part of a value system we agree with. If you don't agree with it, you're free to engage in debate or discussion with us, if we choose. But it is not right for you to form a gang to force editors to stop publishing their values or to publish yours only. You are also not free to get the government to force publishers not to print someone else's ideas just because they offend you or hurt your feelings. We are all beings of conscience, and to be human we require freedom to use, express and act on them, short of stopping others from doing the same.
Yet that is exactly what Islamic fundamentalists and their sympathisers are doing wrong when they denounce Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons of Mohammed that "make" terrorists shoot people.
And it's exactly what NoMorePage3 and their supporters are doing wrong when they denounce The Sun newspaper for publishing images of topless women on Page3 that "cause" women to suffer.
Such assertions by such people blatantly ignore the fact that in every human head there is someone who actually decides how to respond to every stimulus, every emotion they have. In your head, that person is you. Yes, others may say things that make you angry or they might make art you don't like. But how you respond to your anger or to what you see and what you do about it is entirely up to you. To suggest otherwise is to claim there is absolutely nothing between someone else's ideas or taste in art and your actions, nothing between their head and your hands, that their brain is directly controlling your body.
As we tweeted earlier today: "[Haters] are projecting a view of people as automatons with no ability to think. To them a cartoon MAKES them offended & being offended MAKES them kill. And to NoMorePage3 a pic of a topless lady MAKES them feel bad about themselves or MAKES men harass, assault or even kill women. Haters project a view of human beings as a body with a head with no one inside."
To suggest other people have to suspend their conscience and power of expression because you claim such a power doesn't exist, is as ridiculous a contradiction as we've heard. And for your information, if you do, you are justifying the Islamic terrorists who attacked and killed for that reason in Paris recently.
These days, to anyone who says their ideas are more important than ours, we say JeSuisCharlie.
And to anyone who says their values or tastes are more important than ours, we say JeSuisPage3.