Hate mail : LETTER

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The Independent Culture
By describing Germaine Greer's assertion that "women have no idea how much men hate them" as "a profound but unacknowledged truth", your correspondent Diana Chapman (Letters, 11 February) provides another chance for that proportion of men which is prone to easy generalisation to claim that women cannot reason logically. There is little that applies to all men or all women. Some women may not realise that some men hate all women - and vice versa. It is important to realise that some men/women hate/dislike/object to women/men, from the experience of the one man/woman who treated them with hositility or indifference when young. This is often clear from auto- biographies, such as John Osborne's, or even Germaine Greer's book on her father.

jennifer jeynes

London NW3

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