Letters to the Editor

Women: Protect yourselves from predatory men

A graduating Stanford student holds a sign protesting the Brock Turner sentence during the start of the university’s commencement ceremony in Stanford on June 12.
A graduating Stanford student holds a sign protesting the Brock Turner sentence during the start of the university’s commencement ceremony in Stanford on June 12. Bay Area News Group

To the women attending Stanford, Cal Poly and all other U.S. colleges:

Warning: Many men your age have not been taught to respect your physical selves or your emotional being. You must protect yourselves from predatory males. Do not drink yourselves stupid at a frat party — especially if it is being called “Bros and Hos.” Do not drink yourselves unconscious, ever. Adopt a buddy system. Protect each other.

Apparently, many of your male peers don’t give a damn about your welfare and are looking for the slightest opportunity to take advantage of you. We don’t know how so many parents failed to teach the most basic tenets of humanity and respect, but the guy next to you may be oblivious. The judge at your trial may not get it either.

Bill Benica, San Luis Obispo

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