Picture imperfect

March 3, 2006

Why, on the very day of my viva for my doctorate on Vera Brittain, one of the most influential and important feminists of the past century, did The Times Higher have to include with its article advising PhD examiners a photograph of a terrified (and apparently semi-naked), beautiful blonde having knives thrown at her? ("Don't strike fear into their hearts", February 24).

The struggle continues.

Phylomena H. Badsey (Dr - subject to minor alterations) Kingston University

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