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It’s not just the sexism and prejudice at the BBC (Why no white-haired women on the BBC?, Letters, 22 August). Many women simply don’t want to see a white-haired woman in the mirror. The reasons for this need investigation; perhaps Susie Orbach could write another book: White Hair Is a Feminist Issue?
Dr Brigid Purcell
Norwich

• Peter Bradshaw wishes that Strictly Come Dancing’s Tess Daly is one day “allowed” to “present a show with a man 40 years her junior” (TV’s gender game, 24 August). Has he not noticed that she in fact presents Strictly herself now – together with another woman (Claudia Winkleman)? Or is the idea of women presenting such primetime shows themselves, without being accompanied by a man of any age, just a bit too much for his own gendered perspective to take in? Do keep up, Peter.
Professor Helen Colley
Manchester

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