Did you read the letter to the editor on how women can prevent sexual harassment in the military?
“God gave you all you need to stop it – two fingers, one in each eye, a slap across the face, a knee between the legs, two legs to run like the wind and a loud voice. If these don't stop the offender, get your can of pepper spray or mace.”
The letter drew a flurry of responses. “It's not fair that the majority of effort to not be raped is placed on the women, not men,” a reader noted.
One person defended the letter writer: “She is simply offering up the advice that women don't have to sheepishly submit to sexual harassment and abuse and can fight back and report.”
But my favorite comment came from Amberly's Place: Who blames the teller for a bank robbery? “Let's put the blame where it lies – on the one committing the violent act. Victim blaming is why only one in three report sexual assault.”
Even when I disagree with writers, I'm happy when their letters spark meaningful conversations.