ELLE (Canada) - - Letters -

I love ELLE Canada, but I was less than en­am­oured with the photo on page 147 [“Light as Air,” ELLE Fash­ion] of the April is­sue. I grasp that the in­tent was to fo­cus on ethe­real, light fash­ions, but was it nec­es­sary to show the model’s breasts through the di­aphanous David Dixon shirt? A few pages ear­lier, “Es­cape From North Korea” high­lights the plight of women sold into sex­ual slav­ery, de­tail­ing Lu­cia Jang’s or­deal—how she was pa­raded in skimpy cloth­ing be­fore po­ten­tial buy­ers. On the one hand, you high­light the hor­rors of be­ing fe­male in a sex­u­ally marginal­ized world, but then, for the sake of “art,” you demon­strate that it’s okay to look like a sex­ual ob­ject if you’re a model in a mag­a­zine. CARO­LINE DUN­BAR, EMAIL

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