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By prospect   June 2003

WIFE-BEATING NO JOKE

20th April 2003

The cartoon making a joke about violence against women was disgusting (“The baron left his wife-beating to the butler,” cartoon, May). Is it funny that one woman in four in Britain faces domestic violence? Is it funny that every year 100 women are murdered by partners or ex-partners? If we want a society where there is less violence against women and children, we must stop treating it as a joke.

Helen Goodman

London NW1

END OF THE AFFAIR

18th April 2003

In “End of the affair,” (May) Rodric Braithwaite implies that the uncoupling…

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