Letter to the Editor | Nobody has the right to use force

Letter to the Editor | Nobody has the right to use force

I was sickened by your cartoon "Teen Angst in the Era of #MeToo." It expressed concern for teenage boys. These poor men, poor boys, are now afraid to even kiss a girl, for fear these vindictive and hyper-emotional women will accuse them of abuse many years later.

If the "me too" movement is causing men to reevaluate the way they treat their dates, their neighbors and the person they sit next to at a bar — this is a good thing.

No one is entitled to force another person, to use another person for their own gratification. Why is this a controversial statement?

I suspect your cartoonist would have a different attitude about a man spending the evening with a woman only to find out she'd stolen his car or his wallet.

I suspect he'd be outraged; he certainly wouldn't find it cute or funny.

Why is stealing a women's right to control her own body, to choose who she touches and is touched by — why is her sense of self of less value than her wallet?

ELLEN WILLCOX

Urbana

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