Letter to the Editor

Title

Letter to the Editor

Description

PUBLISHED APRIL 19, 2007

To the Editor:
I agree with Mara Richard ("Triumph Over Tragedy," April 19) that sexual assault occurs far too often to be tolerated. Richard proposes that Americans "start asking how we can create a culture where women don't have to defend themselves." What a wonderful world it would be if nobody ever had to worry about protecting herself or her possessions.
In reality, our society contains a critical mass of people who prey on the innocent and use force to overpower victims. Both the massacre at Virginia Tech and the brutal attack committed near Columbia illustrate the damage a single assailant can do. We may never know what prompted these thugs to action. Incarceration alone can ensure that they won't ruin more lives, and armed resistance alone would have stopped them in their tracks last week.

Clara Magram, Barnard '06
Apr. 19, 2007

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Original Source: Columbia Spectator
<a href="http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/24955">http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/24955</a>

Creator

Clara Magram

Date

2008-02-17

Contributor

Kacey Beddoes

Rights

Tom Faure ([email protected])

Language

eng

Citation

Clara Magram, “Letter to the Editor,” The April 16 Archive, accessed August 2, 2015, http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/1685.