Letter: The pros and cons of Red Hot Dutch

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The Independent Online
Sir: I think that both of your male correspondents who were amused by Lord Rees-Mogg's concern about Red Hot Dutch (Letters, 23 January) might be somewhat less sanguine about the subscribers to this video channel if they were women. Intellectually, the need to preserve liberal media laws may seem overriding. But to many of us women, who are afraid to walk on the streets unaccompanied at night (and even increasingly in some quarters by day), pornography is associated too often with hostility and violence towards our sex.

Allowing the unfettered distribution of such material, by whatever means, is an indication that violence towards women is an evil to be tolerated. Are there no


Yours faithfully,


Charlbury, Oxfordshire

25 January