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Bild newspaper banishes boobs to inside page

The Local · 9 Mar 2012, 11:38

Published: 09 Mar 2012 11:38 GMT+01:00

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Eva from Poland, who graced the front page on Friday, her breasts in her hands, will be the last of her kind, the paper said, completing a series which began in 1984.

The then 23-year-old Evelyn Rillé who had just been crowned Miss Vienna, was the first woman to appear topless on the front page of Europe’s biggest-selling paper without the slightest news connection.

Previously, items such as the French fashion for topless sunbathing in 1973, had been necessary to justify putting topless women on the front page.

Bild chose this week to move their Page 1 girl inside, saying it was a decision made by their all-male editorial team which had been working on International Women’s Day on Thursday.

The British newspaper the Sun put topless women in its paper earlier – starting in 1970 – but they have always remained inside the paper on Page 3.

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14:12 March 9, 2012 by ChrisRea
A graphical representation of this situation:

14:58 March 9, 2012 by petenick
Oh these holy rollers are the same all over. They need to all stick their dumb heads in the sand!
15:39 March 9, 2012 by Clausrock
So Germany are you ready for the puritans and the loss of more of your freedoms?
16:00 March 9, 2012 by Omufu
Good. Really good. I'm tired of getting hit in the face by semi-naked pictures of women all over the place. How do you think women feel that it's so normal to have naked women as a feature of a 'news'paper? What does it say about men and society that we think it's a freedom to have these things so public, just for our pleasure? Women should be respected, cherished and supported by men. Since when is it puritanical to not want pornography in public?

I would say it's a good move by Bild, but I doubt it's because they care about women.
16:13 March 9, 2012 by nemo999
I do respect, cherish and support women, but some times it is just nicer when they do not have any cloths on. The good lord just made me that way.
17:17 March 9, 2012 by Sastry.M
Two women can freely take bath standing naked facing each other. Not two men easily. Why? Lord created women for the good purpose of procreating and sustaining human species of both gender. Their sexual attraction, therefore, reminds men of power of unity and love of lord's creation.

Viewing the present day trends directed at women one doubts whether they have really achieved anything.They appear to have forsaken the eternal love of the Lord, falling in favor of big business bigotry, undressing clothes in naked exhibition and denuding themselves of natural body hairs for the sake of promoting fashion business and ignoring Creator's purpose.

And greedy males only suck the sweet milk provided from supple breasts and box them when their purpose is served.
17:51 March 9, 2012 by Michael R
No different from the Sun page two girl. Same sort of simpleton populist papers to entertain the working man. no harm done with a display of Mammalian pertruberies , as it were. Whats the big deal?
18:30 March 9, 2012 by Acechaser
To #4...this is Europe. A lot of these same women who complain about the boobie pix on mag covers are often the same ones who either go topless at the beaches (as most do), not to mention totally nude at FKK areas, or are butt-ugly and resent the boobies they see men admiring. Please, stop with the double standard. `Hit in the face'...gimme a break!
19:48 March 9, 2012 by strahlungsamt
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23:04 March 9, 2012 by ovalle3.14
We need more rules and more laws to help us find the way to be decent.

Ordnung muss sein!
08:45 March 10, 2012 by Motorhead
At least it was a [business] decision by Bild and not due to some government mandate.
09:00 March 10, 2012 by strahlungsamt

Here's the Bild's version. Proof yet again of the absolute gayification of German (ex)men.
11:26 March 10, 2012 by Omufu
To #9... I'm not a great fan of FKK, but at least then it's all consensual. I do have a big problem with seeing naked women on front pages, at eye-level in magazine stores, on huge posters in the train stations, etc. It really offends me and I think at the VERY least it's unnecessary. I'd like to be able to walk around a store or station and not have to worry about seeing naked people. Especially one day when I have children. It's seriously messed up that kids can just pick up a 'newspaper' and see pornography. That's wrong - and calling it European doesn't magically make it ok.

And also I'm a dude by the way ;)
16:35 March 10, 2012 by raandy
The women are not completely naked, just a breast shot. Really not a serious issue. If it bothers you don't pick it up. I have a difficult time understanding why this would bother anyone, it isn't porn by any sense, more towards art if anything.

To be offended is more a personell problem, most likely caused by a human body phobia of some sort. I think many of those people are less concerned with explicit violence, than they are with partial nudity.
20:16 March 10, 2012 by Sayer
Yawn! At 0630h on the S-Bahn, all I want is another coffee and that odiferous nose-pierced guy to lower the volume on his headphones. Bild? Who cares!
06:00 November 19, 2012 by ichendu
well personally - i'm SICK of it!!


Whats good for the GOOSE - is good for the GANDER!!

Ladies, I say we've been inundated with ENOUGH "T. & A."!!! We've tolerated YEARS of it!! Time WE get some nice pics of some "P. & A.'s"!! and get OUR FAIR PEICE - of a tickle & giggle!

I don't know WHAT these guys at the papers are thinking bc they are falling WAY behind the TIMES - women today are NOT SHY and the younger generation of us is rather annoyed with it all being "one sided" and only putting US out there!!

Either the time has come to CUT IT OUT and quit displaying ONLY WOMEN - or MOVE OVER and give us our FAIR CUT on it too!!

I've got a good mind to try to roust a TWITTER UPRISING and try to get all the girls we can to "occupy the newsstands" and pass out copies of those FAB HOT TO TROT NUDE FOOTBALLERS in the posters promoting the Vienna Museum!

SOOOOO LADIES!! on page 4 - WE - should be able to tickle our fancies with some GORGEOUS HOT MUSCULAR YOUNG HUNG STUDS!!

And THEIR "P. & A." s should be as JUST as "STUDLY" too!!


And for those of you MEN who say "OOOH NO!! I dont wanna wanna have to see all that hung out in my face!" WELL ITS NOT LIKE WE LIKE HAVING IT ALL HUNG OUT IN OUR FACES EITHER - so BUCK IT UP and TAKE IT just as WELL as u can DISH IT - bc the YOUNGER female generation is getting **SERIOUSLY ANNOYED** at it ALWAYS being on US!!
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