Editors Note: This letter refers to a cartoon on Page 7 of the Dec. 18 issue that poked fun at Dun & Bradstreet Corp. for its database of women-owned businesses. The list put Foamex International Inc., a company then headed by a man, as the top woman-owned U.S. plastics company.
The cartoon showed a man dressed as a woman with a wig, wearing a skirt and smoking a cigar.
So this is what you think of the ladies in the plastics business? I didn't see any ladies that look like this at NPE — we are all well-dressed professionals.
Please re-draw your cartoon. We think it's the right thing to do, seeing that you have offended all the women in our business.
Joie Komarmi (Also signed by 15 others)
Shuman Plastics Inc.