I have just fi nished reading your article on the front page ($ 35,000 boob battle, Central Leader, August 22).
I’d like to know if those women on the bikes included Steve’s mother, wife, girlfriend or sister or any women he loved and respected.
I would like to thank John Banks for showing respect for women and standing up for us. No amount of money spent to dignify and respect women is too much. Doing the right thing has cost. As a ratepay- er I am proud of my mayor standing up for what is right and I have no problem with my money being spent in that way.
Shame on the men who gathered to watch and shame on them for degrading and disrespecting women. Those misguided women are someone’s little girls, someone’s sisters.
People also used to watch the gladiators but we know it was barbaric – it was not right and it was not moral. Should we do it? Should we get people eaten and killed as sport because people will want to watch?
How much difference is there between that and Boobs on Bikes?
Why don’t we grow up? Why don’t we become civilised?
Sure we don’t have to be there if we don’t want to see it, but what if we work there?
I feel such practices are abusive to woman, are exploitive and disrespectful and good on John Banks for making a stand for women. ZAHRA HERRMANN