September 11, 2013

In his Sept. 8 letter [“ There’s nothing blurry about rape ”], Andy Viner Seiler admonished Post columnist Richard Cohen for linking Miley Cyrus’s provocative dancing with rape [“ Teen culture run amok ,” op-ed, Sept. 3]. Mr. Seiler expressed a view that feminists have taught . Another “enlightened” view is that, by depicting women in a provocative manner and blurring the lines about what constitutes consensual sex, pornography and other forms of highly sexualized entertainment lead to rape. This viewpoint also comes from feminists.

The enlightened way to discuss such issues would be to let people express their opinions and evaluate the opinions on their merit, rather than condemn the person expressing the opinion. In other words, the opposite from the way they are now discussed.

Bruce Kanter, Laurel