Dissent of Man

One man’s lech is another man’s retch

5th June, 2010

A dilemma troubles me, which never even occurred to me until last weekend - when, and to what extent, is it appropriate for a man to stare at scantily-clad women in public?

Before you answer ‘‘never’’, consider advertising, which routinely uses near-naked women to sell everything from cars to crisps. Consider rock ’n’ roll, the entire history of which could be summarised as one great big musical lech.

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