As I stand here, reading this letter in front of these people, I’m wearing no less than two items from your A/W 2011 collection. This skirt, which highlights my – admittedly already pretty nice – arse, is from your new outpost in Stratford Westfield. And the…
"We are of course very fed up over this and especially veryshocked… While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was a bad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’s, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure that these terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it.
From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.
“Text messages are being sent to the mobile phones of women out partying in London during the Christmas period to warn them about the risk of rape. The Metropolitan Police (Met) is using wi-fi hotspots near popular clubs like Ministry of Sound, Proud Galleries and Infernos to send messages to revellers.”—
FUCK OFF. Unless there’s a text message going to to men’s phones saying “don’t rape women” “unconsciousness is not consent” “if she’s too drunk to say yes, it’s rape” or other similar phrases then the Met can seriously fuck off with this. Women KNOW about rape. We do NOT need to be alerted. Stop putting it on US and start putting it on the rapists.