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June 16, 1985

Well, you've finally done it--inspired me enough to write a letter. I'm referring to the April 28 article "What's New Under the Sun," with photographs by Richard Ruthsatz. What was he trying to show us anyway?

The patio furniture was very chic. In every photo he showed a man doing something--flying a kite, putting, reading--while a woman looked on longingly. One woman was even tossing a beach ball at a man, seemingly saying: "Stop reading and come play."

I'm appalled at this negative portrayal of women. I can't believe that the author, Virginia Gray, didn't spot this depiction of women as older Lolitas.

Give us a break. Women are capable of more than moronic activities, even in their leisure time.

Miselle Barnes

Claremont

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