Volume 91 Issue 13 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: April 1, 2013

Perpetuating A Stereotype

Department: Letters

I was disappointed to see the “Beautiful But Dumb” image in Newscripts (C&EN, Feb. 25, page 48). I know it is an antiquated image from 1939 to draw a laugh about body odor, but it wasn’t funny to me—it just perpetuates stereotypes about women.

Catherine Brennan
Durham, N.C.

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