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No humour

(Re: Weekly Cartoon, editorial, the Local, March 11)

I am quite disturbed by your recent cartoon stating that the department of defence is only hiring eunuchs.

There is no humour in implying that the only men who can be trusted not to sexually harass their subordinates are those who have been castrated, that real men harass their subordinates and that real men are not capable of behaving respectfully and professionally. This is insulting to the many men who do not abuse their power.

It also implies that the women who were the targets of harassment are complaining about “normal” male behaviour.

Neither implication is acceptable on any level.

I think that all of us, female and male, deserve an apology for reinforcing several untrue and damaging stereotypes.

Bet Cecill, Gibsons

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