Sunday, April 04, 2010

'Sexist' Polish mammogram campaign 'encourages molestation'

From: Telegraph
The Opole cancer hospital sent letters in recent months to company directors in south-western Poland asking them to encourage female employees to have breast cancer checks.

The letters contained the campaign slogan: "I check the breasts of my employees myself."

Joanna Piotrowska, of the feminist Feminoteka group, said the slogan was sexist and that it encouraged molestation and treating employees like property.

Krystyna Raczynska, who ran the hospital campaign, said the hospital had tried to use humour in order to draw attention to the issue. She said no offence was intended.