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