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PRINTER ADVERTS ARE DEMEANING TO WOMEN

LETTERS

What's with the anti-feminist adverts then?

The adverts you have accepted in Architects Journal recently are a sad reflection on the minds of all of you who approve this journal and appear to agree that anti-women advertising is acceptable in architecture - it is not - and you can stop it quite easily by saying 'no' to this type of demeaning advert.

See page 1 of AJ 11.08.05 and page 8 of AJ 25.08.05, which both feature HP printer adverts of a woman stripping and both feature anti-feminist slogans. Who are these adverts trying to appeal to? Certainly not to women architects.

It is hard enough to get by being a woman architect and to be taken seriously without adverts like this appearing in what used to be a balanced journal. Maybe there are too many Sun readers on your editorial board!

Angela Brady, chair, Women In Architecture, RIBA Equality Forum

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