Getting Rid of Sexual Harassment

The recent editorial "The Roots of Sexual Harassment," July 30, is commendable. The quotation by a woman that men must stop looking upon women as sex objects is a worthy goal, but it's unobtainable by passage of laws and the action of courts when women continue looking upon men as sex objects.

All elements of our media are filled with stories, movies, programs, and advertising promoting sex appeal as paramount the objective of relationships. Men are depicted as dressing, speaking, and acting macho to attract women, and women are depicted as being sexually alluring to attract men. This will not make sexual harassment go away, nor will it help men and women control their behavior.

The media are sexually harassing our society, and it is here that we must direct our attention to solve the problem. Herbert E. Humbert, Buckingham Park, Calif.

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