Letter: This is scary

YES, YOU can debate Pulp's This is Hardcore poster in terms of music, lyrics, the history of music, pornography and the media (Letters, 26 April). The trouble is the first time I saw it I was waiting for the Tube and the image made me queasy - trying not to meet the deadened eyes of a woman disassociating herself from whatever abuse was taking place to the rest of her body.

To me This is Hardcore meant just what it says. One of your correspondents thinks Pulp are offering "an ambiguous and thought-provoking treatment" of the subject - I didn't see the name of the band and didn't realise that. I just knew that having this image around made me more wary of waiting for a train on a nearly empty platform.

Don't ban the image but be very careful of the context.

Susan Langford

London E15