REGARDING the front page of Real Life, 14 June, I am tired and genuinely angry at being faced with yet another set of images of a supposedly attractive woman (above) who actually looks shapeless, pubescent, unhealthy, on heroin and, for good measure, a victim. The effect of presenting images of women in this way encourages one to feel that this is normal, acceptable, to be celebrated and, if at all possible, to be achieved by oneself.

I wish the Independent on Sunday would mature and grow up, and ask women what images they really wish to see and aspire to. Why not make it a campaign, following your initiative with the cannabis campaign, and/or take a leaf out of the Body Shop's book? I am sure that it's done their sales figures no end of good!

Elaine Marie Ewens

Reading, Berkshire

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