Letter: These weenies need to ‘man up’


What kind of wimps are we raising in this country now? Why do we confuse young children by telling them that gender specific words are harmful, that they “hurt the feelings” of others?

Why do we pretend that there are no differences between the sexes, that women, in general, can do anything that any man, in general, can do?

Why do we hamstring our language by deciding that some words can be banned so that some might not be “offended”?

How can we communicate if we can’t be precise in our language? Where is it in our law that protects our “right” to not be offended? Why have our children reached the point that they cannot function unless they are coddled and protected from life’s setbacks - when they need “safe zones,” play-Doe and “comfort puppies” when their candidate loses an election?

We commemorate the 65th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. Who will meet the next challenge? What if FDR had called for a “cry in”- as held at Cornell- instead of a call to arms? Pardon this deplorable, but these weenies need to “man up!”

Jim Barber



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pattycake 2 years, 2 months ago

i see you don`t know much about math either


Deva1961 2 years, 2 months ago

Yep, I noticed that also. Sad!


Deva1961 2 years, 2 months ago

Seriously? Avoiding racial slurs and gender bias makes me a weenie? Okay, if you insist. I'll wear the weenie designation with pride.

It will be interesting to watch how people like you manage to "man up" when the price of food skyrockets because American agribusiness has to start paying American-born workers a decent wage...when your Medicare and Social Security are privatized, or just plain eliminated...when your letters to the editor must pass the scrutiny of a KGB censor. Assuming of course that we still have a free press.