Letter: A man’s interest in a woman is not always sexual harassment

In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, takes the Senate oath during a mock swearing-in swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump attacked her in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, is up for re-election next year and is considered a possible presidential contender in 2020. She’s been a leading voice in the national debate over how to confront sexual assault and harassment. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)

There is never any justification for sexual harassment. It is the lowest form of disrespect.


However, let’s not confuse a man’s clumsy attempt at courting to sexual harassment.

Do men look at attractive women? And sometimes comment when they see an attractive woman? Yes, but that’s what nature programmed men to do.

So what do women do? Some wear make-up and revealing clothes. And this is fine, but why do such women complain when men react the way nature intended?

If men were not interested in women, most of us would probably not be here.

If women do not want to be viewed as sex objects, then remove the tight-fitting clothes with the skirt above the knee. Most men will leave you alone.

For girls who did not get (or listen to) proper guidance from parents — listen up.

Do not go into a man’s dwelling alone. Do not drink too much on a date or at a party. Always have friends with you when you are going out at night. Never take drugs — only bad things will happen. Do not go to deserted places by yourself.

And finally, don’t make fun of a man’s attempt to court. Always be firm, but polite. If you follow this advice, you may meet a man who likes you for you.


David L. Smith