Letter: Suspect use of schoolgirl's photograph

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The Independent Online
GIVEN that Thomasina Miers is only mentioned once, and briefly, in the text of 'From smart young gel to power-pupil' (6 September), your large-scale reproduction of her portrait is irrelevant, and suspect in its implications. It can only be assumed that this image of a schoolgirl wearing a low- cut dress was employed for its erotic appeal.

Thomasina may well disagree, but I find this sexualisation of very young women disturbing, and the use of such an image in this context to be irresponsible.

Rachel Ballantyne

Sidcup, Kent

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