Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

PETRAEUS: Spare us from feminist tangents

Letter by Marie Hofmann, Edgewood on Nov. 28, 2012 at 11:15 am | No Comments »
November 28, 2012 2:14 pm

Re: “Men get wagging fingers – women get ruined reputations” (Kathleen Parker column, 11-28).

Although I am all for women’s rights, I’m tired of feminists going off on tangents about how some poor woman is being misrepresented in the media, especially if we’re talking about Paula Broadwell. Parker’s column has no substance and lacks any actual source to back up her claims.

Parker is filling some poor, unknowing readers’ heads with her opinion, which is not based in fact but rather heavily steeped in feminist garbage.

Parker claims that men walk away from scandals such as this “virtually unscathed.” Last I checked, David Petraeus no longer has a job and the only reason Gen. John Allen does is because the president pushed aside the hold the FBI had on his promotion. And does anyone remember what happened to John Edwards? I bet he will never try running for president again.

Sure, sometimes the man does get away with something, but that’s certainly not the case here. And based on every timeline I’ve read to back up my own claim, poor Broadwell does sound like a “hormonally driven” vixen. But frankly, I don’t care how other people lead their lives.

Parker asks, “Do we really care so much who and how people choose to fill the void in their lives? Is it our business?”

No, so please stop talking about it.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.