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To the editors:

Your presentation of Matt Freedman's "You Are a Centerfold Sex Object" cartoon in the 11/25 Reader

-insults women

-insults my intelligence!

-packages women for sale!

-is based on tired old stereotypes

-is factually biased/inaccurate

-oversimplifies a complex issue

Pornography may be a man's fantasy, but it's a woman's unfortunate reality. It's the sexualized abuse of women in which we are reduced to the sum of our body parts. Matt Freedman's cartoon even takes this reduction one step further--so that women are reduced to replaceable body parts. Please--this is 1988. Let's stop pandering to archaic notions about women; someone might actually believe they're true.

Kim Villanueva

Action VP

Illinois NOW

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