I was disturbed by one line in John Hubbuch’s Oct. 10 column [The Kavanaugh episode got me thinking, Viewpoints] referring to sexual assault: “My dad, uncles, friends and sons never did it, and women never talked about.” Mr. Hubbuch cannot reliably claim to know that none of those men ever crossed the line in sexual behavior. He can only reliably report on his own behavior. He may hope, pray, and believe that none of them ever did but he cannot know. This belief that many men have and the subsequent claim many men make that no one in their circle ever has or ever could do such a thing is part of the problem. Let’s start being real about the issue.

Deb Wolkstein

River Forest

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