Letter – Our views of women are outdated, too

Wherever I see injustice I tend to blame, rightly or wrongly, the culture.

Our views of women are outdated, too

Wherever I see injustice I tend to blame, rightly or wrongly, the culture. The little girl (Malala Yousufzai) in Pakistan who spoke out in support of women’s education, did so in a culture that expects women to remain subservient to male opinion. And the little girl here (Amanda Todd) who exposed her bosom on camera was bullied for the same reason we have often bullied any woman, particularly prostitutes, for what is seen by judgmental hypocrites as provocative behaviour.

I don’t think she acted wisely, but she has no reason to be ashamed of being proud of her body. We have to get rid of the notion that women and sex are incompatible.

Andy Mulcahy,Victoria

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