Time to bring stereo­typ­ing to heel

Guardian Express - - OPINION -

I AM dis­gusted at an ar­ti­cle and pho­to­graph in your pub­li­ca­tion (“Warr on vi­o­lence”, Septem­ber 5).

Grou­cho Marx stated that “time wounds all heels”. On be­half of the heels of the world I ob­ject to Mr Warr’s com­ment that he “got the girls in the of­fice to go online and find me a new pair”. Aren’t there any men in the of­fice? Couldn’t he do it him­self? It’s this kind of gen­der stereo­typ­ing that di­min­ishes re­spect for women, lead­ing to men, even well-heeled ones, com­mit­ting vi­o­lence. We don’t need more hate, we need heel­ing. (P.S. My let­ter is meant as a spoof on the pol­i­tics of griev­ance, ie, nit­pick­ing just to feed one’s in­dig­na­tion, com­bined with some bad puns. No dis­re­spect or of­fence is in­tended to­wards Mr Warr, Com­mu­nity News or any­one else).

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