Letters to the Editor

The ridiculous side of rape | Federal Way letters

I read the letter to the editor titled "The harsh realities of dressing like a slut" (July 23).

Let's look at the definition in the Oxford English Dictionary: a woman who has many sexual partners; a woman who is untidy or lazy.

I know a lot of men who fit that description. That word must have been thought up by some righteous hypocritical, judgmental individual who has trouble maintaining intimate relationships.

The idea that women's dress invites rape is ridiculous. What is the reason when an 80-year-old woman gets raped in her home, or the boy playing outside, or the little girl sleeping in her bed

Let me tell you, the so-called "slut" can come from an affluent neighborhood also. How one dresses has very little to do with rape. The only cause for rape is mental illness and a sick S.O.B.

P.S.: A slut can also be a man.

Sandra Montalvo, Federal Way

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates