Well, no. Or probably not. The story behind the breast reported on Israeli efforts to encourage more women to undergo screening for a gene that greatly increases the risk of contracting breast cancer. One could argue, therefore, that the picture was meant simply to illustrate and not to titillate. But is that the case? Here's the picture:
Why female nipples are considered such hot buttons (ahem) remains a mystery to me, but there it is. And so when the editors chose this image for the front page, they obviously knew they were choosing a picture that some people would consider--on some level--"indecent." Maybe not Page Three of the Daily Sun "indecent," but "indecent" nonetheless.
Does this image herald a new, bustier age in mainstream journalism? One can only hope.