Letter: A proper lady

Sir: The word "lady" (Letters, 7 April) - for all who care to look it up - means bread-maker.

A lady has no helplessness, dependency or fragility at all - ask any baker.

Of course today's self-obsessed young women do not want to be called that. They think bread comes sliced in a waxed wrapper. It is they who need to be treated very gently. A proper lady gets on with her work, whatever it is. All this bickering about the intellectual difference between the sexes merely reflects badly on those who insist on it.

PAMELA DONOHUE

Sheffield

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