Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Ad was a total insult to men

I was appalled to see the full page advertisement you carried this week, jointly placed by the PSNI and DOE : 'Don't let him break your heart on Valentine's Day - HE DRIVES SHE DIES. Most female deaths and serious injuries are caused by male drivers'

This is a blatantly sexist message, highly insulting to men.

Were these authorities seriously exhorting men not to get behind the steering wheel or that their women folk should somehow prevent them doing so on St Valentine's Day? If so why desist from applying the slogan throughout the year?

I am amazed you accepted this piece of misandry from these organisations, prompting the conjecture that there's a feminist agenda underpinning their thinking.

Brian Shanks

Larne

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