• Not a boys’ world
    August 06,2013
     

    Not a boys’ world

    I thought for a moment this morning that I had imagined the past 50 years. When my jaw got off the floor, I realized it was true: There was a photo in The Times Argus of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ meeting with four teenagers, and the caption informed me that he was “teaching” the boys, while the girls “accompanied.”

    The accompanying article described the great experience for the two boys, and included a note that girls got to do something, too.

    My daughter was about 5 years old when she asked me why, in most stories and descriptions, it was the boys who get to do things while the girls hang around the sidelines or “help.”

    I know The Times Argus is not deliberately sexist, so, please, be more careful.

    Brian Wightman

    Barre

    MORE IN Letters
    We applaud the Bryce Dance company’s creative dance piece “Lonesome Bend” (Arts section, Aug. Full Story
    Maybe there are too many other issues facing our world — climate change, black lives not seeming ... Full Story
    Just a short reply to Robert Belenky’s letter on Monday, Aug. 17. Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS