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Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay.

I fully support the sentiments expressed in letters by both Jannine Barron of Mullumbimby (January 4), and Helen O’Sullivan, Ocean shores (January 11).

Jannine referred to the over- sexualised image of a woman on the McGregor’s Family Carnival backdrop at Brunswick Heads. I’d like to refer to the image of a bare-breasted woman who has graced the side wall of Legend Pizza in Johnson Street for as long as I can remember.

Where do we see over-sexualised images of men’s bodies out in public places?

Helen’s reference to the use of the name Cunning Stunts as ‘openly reinforcing the inequality and disrespect that females are subjected to in our society where this word is so acceptably used.’ is a very apt reminder to do a bit of the old feminist consciousness raising.

 


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