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Girlie pics set industry back years


Sir, I was appalled at your headline on the prize letter of June 3.'Girlie pics do not put women off construction'.

I agree with the writer of the letter in terms of the poor attitudes in schools and careers advice but she is extremely lucky if all the pin-ups are removed from offices and canteens when she gets to site.

I have spent over 10 years working in the industry and have had to put up with degrading images, calendars and on a few occasions taunting from colleagues both professional and trade. It is irresponsible to suggest that 'girlie pics'do not put women off our industry.They do.Your headline will do nothing more than enable some people to justify resurrecting pornography in the office or site.

Lynne Gregory BEng (Hons) Tunbridge Wells Kent