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Abrahams' column crude, lurid

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

As teacher of young adults, a parent, father and husband, I was embarrassed reading Michael Abrahams' online column, 'When a woman says 'no'', August 13, 2018, which on one hand was graphic and lurid, but, on the other hand, was written as if it were a joke.

Michael Abrahams, who is billed as a gynaecologist and obstetrician, has an approach to sexual consent that is crude, somewhat titillating, and borderline pornographic.

An article coming from a doctor about such matters - such as demand for sexual favours or intimacy - must have more gravitas.

GEORGE GARWOOD