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donate to it. Everyone else wants one district
(instead of 20) because the money is wasted on
duplicating support staff, office workers and
20 heads of each district drawing ridiculously
high salaries while they complain they “have no
money for the teachers.” Personally, I vote no for
every school bond issue that comes up. I refuse
to donate a dime until they form one district. I
also get out of each and every parcel tax on my
home tax bill (I’m over 65). If they want to waste
taxpayer money with having 20 districts, they
can do it without me contributing. Not that I
don’t believe in the best education for our children, but I strongly believe it’s not wise to waste
money. marcia Blackman, San rafael
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I’m at a loss as to how to respond to your cover
art for the July issue. To see the cover with the
(wink, wink) “Race for the Cup“ text conveniently aligned with the breast of your model
was very offensive. This has nothing to do with
the boat races. It’s a beautiful picture but what
you’ve done with it is not funny, smart or artistic. This is just another example of the media
consciously objectifying women with disrespect
only to sell a product. You are selling your magazine by demeaning women in these subtle ways.
Is this what your advertisers require? I would
strongly suggest you review policy and become
a leader in the industry to change this practice.
The Bay Area is in the forefront in so many
ways, except in regard to women, when it comes
to this cover. As a resident of Marin since 1961, I
am ashamed that Marin Magazine isn’t choosing to be more of a leader in social change.
kelly GrOund, nOvatO
Eds.: We found your observation interesting,
Kelly. We are sorry you were offended, but this
was not an intentional placement. In fact, we
didn’t even notice it until you pointed it out. And
we can assure you advertisers have no say on how
we design our editorial covers. But we agree with
your stance; women, in fact, started our business.
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