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To the editor: Clothes don’t cause harassment

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    Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Nov. 12, 2017.

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    President Donald Trump walks with Gene Gibson, commanding officer at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, as he meet with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who he invited to play golf, at Trump International Golf Club on Friday.

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Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Nov. 12, 2017.

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Blaming the victim of sexual harassment or assault for clothing worn in public is indefensible.

Males young and old are also victims, yet no one mentions their clothing. When babies, toddlers, and younger girls are victims, clothing is never cited as a cause.

None of those now publicly shamed for sexual harassment or assault once mentioned the victim’s clothing. In one case, a fully clothed woman wearing a helmet and body armor was photographed being groped. Nuns have been victims while clothed from head to foot. It is not the clothing.

Since men’s attire for centuries has been dictated by tradition, and women have only been in the work force for decades, a company’s executives should have discussions and make rules about women’s dress if appropriate. Schools and many employers do.

JUNE GALVIN

Lakeside, Ohio

 

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President Donald Trump walks with Gene Gibson, commanding officer at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, as he meet with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who he invited to play golf, at Trump International Golf Club on Friday.

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Golfing isn’t usually a job

The headline in The Blade on Dec. 27,  “Trump heads back to work,” surely must have been thinly-veiled sarcasm, right?

While millions of Americans headed back to work the day after Christmas, President Trump is the only person to get a headline about it.

The article then went on to document how Mr. Trump left his Mar-a-Lago resort around 9 a.m. to head for his own golf course (again).

Unless you’re a pro golfer, I don’t see how heading to the links can be equated with “going back to work.”

RICHARD RENTNER

Tecumseh, Mich.

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