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Inspiration perspiration

I read the sickeningly patronising 'Atkins Inspire Awards' supplement in utter disbelief.

Women are never going to get equality of recognition and pay while they allow themselves to be treated as some sort of paralympic class, necessitating a separate set of awards.

The magazine further undermines their case by including winners' quotes which read like the blurtings of a Miss World contestant (eg "men seem to be so much more confident about pushing themselves forward, whereas I'm quite shy").

I anticipate, with despair, receiving future supplements celebrating "Recognising Gays in the Built Environment", "Recognising Ethnic Minorities" etc. This is Planet Earth, 21st century isn't it?

Jim Bostock (M), 3 Allington Avenue, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6PF

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