Letter: Feminist oversight

From Ms Jacqueline Rose

Sir: From her remarks about women's obituaries ("Women's secret desire: to wash whiter", 5 January), which uniformly confirm, she argues, that women are valued only for youth and beauty, it seems that Germaine Greer missed the December obituaries of my deceased sister, Gillian Rose, writer and philosopher, Professor of Social and Political Thought at Warwick University. An exception certainly - but why did she miss them? Feminism is not, I feel, served by such an oversight.

Yours sincerely,

Jacqueline Rose

School of English and Drama

University of London

London, E1