Four groups focused on domestic violence and women’s issues, with some PR help, are channeling outrage toward Conde Nast for a Vogue international edition cover they say glorifies violence against women.

“This truly disturbing image of a woman being choked sends a dangerous message to anyone who sees this magazine – that choking is a sign of passion rather than of violence,” wrote the heads of the four organizations – Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizons, NOW NYC and Equality Now – in a Sept. 14 letter to Conde Nast editorial director Thomas Wallace and chairman Sy Newhouse. “In New York, your magazine appears on numerous newsstands and has enormous reach with young men and women.”

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