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Rachel Strong, of Feminist Friends, said: “The references were an unpleasant way of describing women.“Those words are used by abusers to de-humanise women and to minimise and excuse abuse and assault of women.”A barrage of complaints led council chiefs to warn that the pub’s licence could be revoked if it continued to use “inappropriate promotions”.But the barmaid who designed the poster said yesterday the complaints were an over-reaction and she wanted to re-claim the word “slag”.Speed Dater is the leader in the UK singles party market.We run more events than any other company and we get hundreds more guests every month at our parties!Trust us to show you a good time and with more attendees, we know you’ll have a greater chance of finding someone you really hit it off with.To find out the upcoming singles party dates just call us on 08 or click here.
‘We try to work with venues to see if there is a way ahead, but it was the owner who took the final decision to cancel.’ While the poster raised a few eyebrows, its designer, 21-year-old barmaid Lydia Hunt, said she didn’t mean to offend anyone.
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Lydia Hunt, 21, said: “I’d call myself a feminist and it was all a bit of fun really.“It was literally just a play on words, and the term I used on the poster was supposed to be an empowerment thing.“It wasn’t meant to offend, it was just meant for a laugh and to grab people’s attention.“There are people who say the word slag is offensive but I would say that it’s empowering to take it back.”A Nottingham City Council spokesman said they were worried the event could “bring the city into disrepute”.
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