February 26

Petula Dvorak’s Feb. 25 Metro column, “Victim-blaming persists in campus sexual assaults,” left me conflicted.

I teach my son that no means no and, if a woman is not able to say yes, that means no, too. Yet I also tell my daughter that if she is provocatively dressed, drunk or in the wrong place, she may be inviting trouble. It would be like walking down a dark alley holding a big handful of money; there are people who will take what isn’t theirs to take.

This is not to let perpetrators off the hook, but I still expect my daughter to be careful. I’d never say to a victim, “Well, what did you expect?” Except maybe I just did. Yuck.

Dennis Price, Arlington